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September 30, 2014

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October 29, 2013

Serving on the COSIA Board of Directors has been a phenomenal experience. This board consists of brilliant women who believe in doing great things for their communities. It is not just about holding... more

September 30, 2014

COSIA has been an organization that fosters growth and development in women across the United States. Members of this organization have realized their dreams and are creating such a positive impact on their communities! For example, Deni Taveras (a long-standing member of COSIA), has realized her dream of becoming a member of the County Council in the state of Maryland in 2014. We are so proud to have had her serve our organization.

Another example is our own Jennifer Hernandez. Jennifer came to COSIA as a participant in our COSIA Women's Leadership Program. She has attended our monthly development seminars and has recently been accepted into board leadership as our Membership & Diversity Committee Chair. We are so proud of her accomplishments and have for the first time in the history of our existence, promoted one of our members to serve on the Board of Directors!

I have personally grown and learned so much about working to foster brilliant women around common goals. I believe I am the leader I am today because of the impact that the members of COSIA have had on me. I look forward to another year of service with COSIA and am excited about our upcoming 10th year anniversary!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

October 29, 2013

Serving on the COSIA Board of Directors has been a phenomenal experience. This board consists of brilliant women who believe in doing great things for their communities. It is not just about holding a seat on a board or having a monthly lunch meeting with friends. This organization is serious about its service to women and the lives of the people they touch! As a result of board service with COSIA, I am growing, I am stronger, and I am committed to making my community the best it can be by first being the best "ME". Many thanks to the COSIA Board of Directors and our wonderful founder Lois Reddick for helping me to BECOME MY BEST!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand its services and programs to reach women in other states.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 8, 2012

I have been a member of COSIA for several years. COSIA has impacted my life in such a powerful way. I have come to understand that one does not have to be rich to be a philanthropist! Helping people within my God given means and iis not only a dream but a reality. I am so thankful for the many gifted and talented women of this organization. I think more powerful than anything is the realization that each of us, while gifted in different area of our lives, are better TOGETHER. Thanks ladies of COSIA!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 31, 2013

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September 6, 2012

I became a board member of COSIA in 2009, and a board member in 2012. What I enjoy most about COSIA is that each woman is encouraged to celebrate who they are, where they are in their particular stag... more

October 31, 2013

As a board member I have found my COSIA experience rewarding both professionally and personally. As an organization, COSIA's commitment to the community and to the individual members who participate in the organization exceeds my expectations and the expectations of individuals who participate in COSIA sponsored events. With COSIA you can expect to grow as an individual while at the same time make a commitment to those in need.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create more chapters across the country.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 6, 2012

I became a board member of COSIA in 2009, and a board member in 2012. What I enjoy most about COSIA is that each woman is encouraged to celebrate who they are, where they are in their particular stage of life that they are in. My experience with COSIA is very unique where I find myself interacting with a diverse group of women at both a professional and personal level. This year, I attended my second COSIA retreat. My personal agenda was to remain open to possibilities. What I walked away with was so much more powerful than what I expected. Not only did I remain open to what could be, I also recognized the importance of identifying and knowing what I want.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

COSIA is an amazing organization of women connecting, inspiring and supporting one another in fulfilling each other's goals and uplifting others. As a member of the Board, it is an honor and privilege to serve and provide quality programs and events that support our members and communities. We offer programs that allow one another to learn, share, grow and connect. COSIA is a remarkable organization and each of the women I've come to know have truly become a blessing in my life.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create more awareness and have others become involved and connected in various locations of the country.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 23, 2012
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September 23, 2012
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COSIA is my first direct affiliation with a nonprofit organization. I had always wanted to be a part of a wonderful organization that gives back to the community, however I did not know how to go about becoming involved with one, or what I could do to contribute. I am so grateful that Lois Reddick asked me to contribute to the newsletter COSIAnet. Because of my desire to work on the newsletter, I not only satisfied my interest in contributing to a nonprofit, but my love of writing as well. The workshops and networking events help me with my direction as far as where I want to go with my future, and I know that the ongoing events will help in my elevation. The positive reinforcement received from my sisters in the organization is inspiring. The retreat that we attended this August was so incredibly uplifting, and the best part is that there is every opportunity to give back as much as take in. I am privileged to sit on the board as Publication Chair. I believe that as COSIA continues to grow, this nonprofit will be an even greater international organization that will draw many more women and girls of all walks of life to positive heights, and benefit all who are involved.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 22, 2011

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March 22, 2011

I enjoy being a member and contributor to this organization. Each year I'm enriched by the various programs and professional development events hosted by COSIA. Living in Texas has not been a barrier in taking full advantage to all that this organization has to offer. I am able to be instrumental in providing guidance to the organization in a board member capacity by taking full advantage of all latest cutting edge technology and it's well organized business systems.

I attended the 2010 "Cultivating Dreams" Women's Conference in Seattle. It was one of the best retreats I've attended. My greatest takeaway was learning how to create & utilize a vision board in my personal and professional development. Equally important, I was able to discover a different part of the United States. Visiting Seattle was most enjoyable.

COSIA is a great organization to be involved with as a recipient of great programming, a volunteer and a board member. It is growing organization and constantly finding ways to improve and provide value.

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Culitvating Dream Women's Conference that was held in Seattle, WA in 2010 was very intrumental in helping me make some personal and professional developmental strides. I was introduced the concept of a vision board in detail. By the end of that conference, I had a finished product of my own vision board that I used to carry out and achieve some goals that I had set. Had I not attended the conference I am unsure if I would have found such a useful tool.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more financial assitance to put on more free programming for all women to benefit.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

The Founder and a friend

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 2, 2010

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June 2, 2010

I have been with COSIA since its inception; from a seed of an idea to a growth of an organization it has been an amazing journey. Not only have I helped COSIA- it has helped me. I started out volunteering at many of the networking events that COSIA hosted thinking that anyway I could help I would. One day Lois asked me to help with the publications effort and be a part of the newsletter. I was a little reluctant, but my reluctance soon gave way to a passion for writing. I have learned a lot from the experience. I plan to be a part of COSIA in any way I can for years to come!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

from the inception and a few people to large networking forums.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 24, 2010

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May 24, 2010

Joining COSIA Joining COSIA was a catalyst to my second career. As a former corporate project manager and small business owner I devoted a season in my life to staying home with my children. COSIA’s annual girl friend get-away was always a highlight of my year. I had the opportunity to connect, network, laugh, learn and play with so many diverse, experienced and inspiring ladies. So one day I was asked to join. I said yes, but was nervous. After all, my day consisted of feeding, changing diapers and playing peek-a-boo. What could I possibly have to offer? Well I gave it my best shot! With the nurturing help, inspiration and over all good will of the organization and its members I quickly got back in the “game” per se. Being involved with COSIA has afforded me the opportunity and courage to start my consulting and investing career. Notwithstanding, connect with some dynamic women and support great local and global causes that support women and children initiatives. Fast forward three years, I am a member, board member, vice-president and enjoy an active role in helping recruiting board members.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Growing our membership base and expanding our charities that we support both nationally and abroad.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to make membership free. If we could obtain more grants or benefactors we would be able to expand our programs to help under staffed and under-funded charties and reach more women and children directly.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They do their best to inlcude all members in their activites. Even though I am miles away in Texas, every effort is made to include me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do the most amazing things! Like put on job training & professional development workshops, as well as board development consulting. Send a gazzillion inner-city kids to camp. Feed a whole village of children in a 3rd world country. Buy a HQ building.

Ways to make it better...

I lived in the greater NYC area where I could enjoy more of the networking opportunites

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and a fee-based membership

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have benefited tremendously as a member. I have also reconnect with a few college friends that continue to enrich my life daily

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 24, 2010

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May 24, 2010

COSIA is a great organization which offers many opportunities to get involved, meet new people with common interests and help your community in the process.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the wonderful new people I've met and now count among my friends.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 21, 2010
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May 21, 2010
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Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc. (COSIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate a sense of sisterhood among women and to enhance the lives of those whom they support. At COSIA, we develop supportive networks that are not limited by age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion; utilize these networks as resources to produce affordable events and programs that promote team-building and the pursuit of personal and professional life goals and objectives; and support through fund-raising and volunteer activities socially-conscious initiatives and programs that benefit girls and women from underserved communities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Since our inception, the women of COSIA have grown from a local gathering of eight to a diverse national group of supporting members and affiliates. We have facilitated personal and professional development for women and have supported worthy causes.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've enjoyed the diversity of its members and supporters and their willingness to share resources to support causes that benefit women and youth from underserved communities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a campus setting for the hosting of events, programs, conferences, and retreats that benefit women and youth from communities across the United States and abroad.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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