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Week 10

As many of my colleagues and friends in the cohort have expressed, I can’t believe it has already been ten weeks. I have learned so much, including how to use a CRM, how to write a grant, and how to … Continue reading

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Week 9: Steering Committees

This week, I’ve continued to develop a plan to compost at the House, a plan for a vegetable garden, and furthered our partnership with OSU’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. I’ve connected the House with a Central Ohio composting company, Innovative Organics, to conduct a … Continue reading

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Week 7: Special Events

The pace of projects is picking up here at RMHC. On Monday, I attended the Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic, one of RMHC’s largest annual fundraising events, not to mention one of the largest golf outings in Central Ohio. Though I’ve overheard … Continue reading

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Transformational Stewardship

Today, the Columbus Foundation’s very own Steven Moore visited the House, giving a lunchtime conversation on donor stewardship. He presented several philosophies that made me excited to continue my work at the House. Though I’m being exposed to new tasks … Continue reading

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Drones at the Food Bank

My third week at Ronald McDonald House Charities has been a mixed bag. I’ve balanced my time between traveling, seeking out constituents, and data entry. On Wednesday, I sat in at a presentation from Mid Ohio Food Bank, communicating changes … Continue reading

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Week 2

The second week of my fellowship has flown by, and with it have come new figures, opportunities, and challenges. For one, my supervisor, House Chef Blair Arms, is back in the office from vacation. Chef Blair is an incredible woman. … Continue reading

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Week 1: Initial Experiences

The first week of my fellowship at Ronald McDonald House Charities – Central Ohio is coming to a close tomorrow, and I can tell it is going to be a packed summer, full of diverse experiences, opportunities, failures, and friendships. … Continue reading

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