Marjorie Pennington- Back to School- Part 3

We continue our series with Marjorie as she’s back at school and continuing to learn more and more! I have made it half way through my course, as you will read below I have been learning a lot about leading nonprofit boards. I have so much more to learn and I am looking forward to it.  Right now I am learning about maximizing board effectiveness through systems then next week we will be learning nonprofit law for board members and executives.  This is truly exciting stuff and I am pumped to continue on with my studies. Below you will see a photo of myself and my furry co-worker he keeps me company through out the work day and when I’m studying.  Thank you all for READ MORE…

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Support the Easley’s- Help Make a Wounded Veteran’s Dream a Reality

Army SGT Rob Easley, Jr. was severely wounded in action on October 15, 2012 during his second deployment to southern Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. While out on foot patrol, Rob stepped on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) resulting in the loss of both of his legs, making him a bilateral above-knee amputee. Rob first deployed to Iraq for 14 months in 2008 with the 10th Mountain division, Fort Drum, NY as an infantryman. Shortly thereafter, he attended the yearlong school at Eglin AFB, FL to become an elite EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Technician. After his graduation in June 2010, Rob was assigned to the 787th EOD unit, Fort Lewis, WA. In January 2012 his unit deployed near Kandahar, Afghanistan. TO DONATE  TO THIS READ MORE…

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Marjorie Pennington- Back to School- Part 2

  ** On this update from Marjorie, we get the great news that she passed the course… and she shares some great knowledge too!  Congrats!!! I’m so happy to have passed this course and too have learned as much as I have to further my leadership skills and learn the history of nonprofits. I have been able to look a bit into my boss’s job Sara Miller who does a lot of our marketing within the organization, I also learned a lot about social media which will help us with our ‘Heroes Thanking Heroes’ page. There is a lot that goes into leading a nonprofit and my hat is off to everyone who manages each part of our organization, each one of us plays an READ MORE…

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