13 sections. Over 85 documents. 140 pages total. Mostly front-and-back. Edited. Printed. Done. As I type the results of my finished product, I can hardly believe them myself. Sitting in front of me I have a good inch tall stack of papers that make up the new Resource Management Procedural Manual for HandsOn Central Ohio. Whew. And, as I look at the manual, I cannot believe I only have one day left of fellowship. The feeling is bittersweet. My time here has been incredible: A finished manual, agency visits, meeting sit-ins, Refer and Oracle computer databases, taking directory orders, answering outside caller questions, delicious potlucks…the list goes on and on. I have learned so much about the nonprofit world and been exposed to new and enriching material. And that’s not to mention everything The Columbus Foundation taught me through our information sessions. I will be leaving here with more knowledge and excitement for the non-for-profit sector than I ever could have imagined. My time has been so enjoyable I don’t want to leave. All I can say is thank you so much to the staff at HandsOn Central Ohio for their more than supportive, friendly, and encouraging demeanor. It has been wonderful working with people that are so passionate about helping others and doing the job right. I have had a fabulous summer and am already seeing the benefits from my fellowship grow: A new internship, a job offer, and a letter of recommendation! I couldn’t have asked for more.
Laine Z. – HandsOn Central Ohio