Friends of Nosara’s policy is to invite into our partnership organizations that qualify for non-profit recognition by the Costa Rican government or whose work would qualify for non-profit status in the US. Partnership is available only to organizations that serve the community of Nosara. We stay in close touch with our partner programs so that we can assure donors their money is being used effectively. We oversee matching/challenge grants and we offer public relations support as well. We do all of this on a volunteer basis. Friends of Nosara has no paid staff.