Testimonials from Members and Executive Directors Institute
From Left to Right:
Doug Gentry, Sandy Macnab, Matt Levine, Magda Hageman-Apol, Sandee Matthews, Jonah Silberg, Lucy Zinz, Gussie Reed, Bob Murray, Gail Monroe, Shon Gress, Paula Allen, Michelle Riesbeck, Marlene Bond, Ellen Whitlock and Renee Griffin. (Not pictured: Jane Schramm and Martha Fashouer)
On March 11, 2011, the National Center for Nutrition Leadership (the Center) in collaboration with Duquesne University offered its first Institute for Board Members and Executive Directors. This Institute was supported by the Bank of America.
Here is what attendees said about the Institute:
“I had a great experience, and am very excited to share the dozens of insights and action items with the team back home! Thank you for helping us to take our operation to a new level of excellence. It is sincerely appreciated!”
-- Bob Murray, Board Member, SCOPE/Meals On Wheels, Farmville, VA
“Please thank Bank of America. This level and quality of training is excellent. It will help me and my community.”
-- Gail Monroe, Director, Lumpkin County Senior Center, Daholonega, GA
“This program taught me how important it is to do what the program needs. I plan to take my duties seriously and be dedicated.”
-- Paula Allen, New Board Member, Lumpkin County Senior Center, Daholonega, GA
“I would personally like to thank Bank of America for awarding me a grant to attend these trainings. The fact that two of my Board Members were also able to attend only added to a positive experience.”
-- Shon Gress, Executive Director, Guernsey County Senior Citizen’s Center, Inc. – Meals on Wheels, Cambridge, OH
“This program was very valuable. I wish more of our Board Members could have attended. I look forward to implementing many of these ideas with my fellow Board Members and our President/CEO.”
-- Michelle Riesbeck, Board Member, Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. – Meals on Wheels, Cambridge, OH
Testimonials from the Basic Nonprofit Financial Management Institute Graduates
From Left to Right:
Bob Kollar (Duquesne University), Lisa Schafer, Patty Topete, Keith Hope, Melissa Kemick, Suzanne Grubb (the Center), Maurice Lessard, Sarah McKinney, Nicky McCabe, Wilda Belisle, Karla Hale, Peg Marshall, Magda Hageman-Apol (the Center), Mary West, George Popovich, Gus Benson, Daphne Stewart, Tom Marullo (MOWAA) and Amelia Salinas
On February 3-4, 2011, the National Center for Nutrition Leadership (the Center) in collaboration Duquesne University offered its inaugural Basic Nonprofit Financial Management Institute, supported by the Bank of America.
The Center Staff extends our Congratulations to all who completed the Institute -- and we look forward to the next Basic Financial Management Institute to be held later this year!
"This was “hands on” fast-moving training with many opportunities for interaction and application to my program’s financial system. Bob Kollar managed to make a normally stiff subject fun! The Financial Management training was one of the most comprehensive/motivational/applicable and engaging training sessions that I have ever attended. MOWAA does an exceptional job in bringing together providers across the country in our collective fight to end senior hunger. The environment is both warm and empowering and I am incredibly proud to be a member."
-- Patti Topete, Nutrition Program Director, Oldtimers Foundation
"I recently attended the Basic Nonprofit Financial Management Institute ... In that day and a half, Bob Kollar from Duquesne University made finance enjoyable, clear, and along with others I talked to, a very productive two days. From analyzing financial statements to metrics gauging an agency’s financial health to the various ways of detecting fraud, this is information that will not sit on a shelf and collect dust. In addition, the atmosphere within the group, including the MOWAA leaders and Bob Kollar himself, was relaxed, focused, and practical, and bordered on something akin to fraternal camaraderie for those two days. I am looking forward to the next installment when we jump into more advanced concepts."
-- Gus Benson, Coordinator Volunteer Development, Pitt County Council on Aging
"It has been some time since my college days, and I find that (because I work for a not-for-profit organization) there is just not enough money for training. Therefore, it is hard to stay on the cutting edge and the most efficient and effective organization we can be. I am very grateful to MOWAA for giving me these opportunities through the National Center for Nutrition Leadership, at the Annual MOWAA Conference and via webinars. It makes me, as an Executive Director, more knowledgeable of all aspects of my organization."
-- Lisa Schafer, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg