Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc.

Rating: 4.68 stars   69 reviews

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Location: PO Box 81 West Hempstead NY 11552 USA

Mission: 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 fundraising and volunteer activities socially conscious initiatives and programs that benefit girls and women from underserved communities.
Results: We have brought unemployed and underemployed women to our annual conference, provided volunteer services and financial support to our charity beneficiary, and facilitated workshop and seminar experiences for women in the New York/New Jersey/CT Tri-State Area and Washington State. Donations to COSIA have helped us to support not only our mission, but also Operation Longthrust Summer Youth Camp, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, Save the Children, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, In the Spirit of the Children, Inc., Lola Louis' Creative and Performing Arts Studio, Powerful Voices, and Things of My Very Own, Inc.
Target demographics: women achieve their personal, professional and philanthropic goals.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 women and a nonprofit that serves 5,000 abused and neglected children annually
Geographic areas served: New York and Washington State
Programs: Our programs include a diverse membership program, women's leadership program, charity beneficiary program, volunteer program, and publications internship opportunities.
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Rating: 5 stars  

COSIA is a class act organization filled with awesome members and a great board of directors!

My organization loves supporting COSIA's mission to cultivate a sense of sisterhood among women and to enhance the lives of those whom they support.

It's always a pleasant experience to get notes, calls and feedback from their staff, members and graduates of their professional training programs thanking us for sponsoring their event.

As a member - I've have nothing short of outstanding to say about this organization. I've meet great people from all other the United States that I've learned from and continue to connect with because of the awesome retreats that they host annually.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

COSIA is an amazing organization to be involved with. The efforts and products they put forth to connect, enrich and empower women across the world are unbelievable. Our most recent involvement with this organization was quite fulfilling. My Texas based Company supported their Annual Retreat Program this year and received feedback that our donation was used to help a handful of Women attend the retreat. They took the time to personally call and thank my company for contributing to their annual flagship program. It was such a delight to be informed that our donation helped to expand the social network, aid in the professional development and personal growth for some of the attendees in their leadership program in the NYC area. Best feeling in the world when someone takes your small seed and is able to cultivate it into lives of many. Thanks COSIA for being Great Non-Profit to work with.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been an honor to be involved with COSIA as a donor, volunteer, and member. There are many organizations to join, but my values of social justice and living a meaningful life have aligned well with COSIA. I have gained many new perspectives, friends, and inspiration by being a part of this wonderful community of women. The words 'cultivate' and 'sisterhood' truly embodies the organization's work.

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

the work that I do with students. When I cultivate and take care of myself, my students, friends, family, and communities benefit as well. I have learned many best practices in taking care of oneself. I have also learned to not feel guilty when I do take time for myself.

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

move it to Seattle, WA :).

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