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Review for WINNERS AT WORK INC, Honolulu, HI, USA
I previously served writing grants and contracts for the organization, and the program staff regularly met the quantifiable goals and objectives outlined in each of the grants that we received. The fiscal administration, however, was very lax and sloppy in keeping track of expenditure of funds from these grants. The result was that the organization finally reached a point where requisite final reports were prepared for funders of a program titled "Healthy For Life," and I was able to empirically demonstrate in written reports that the goals and objectives outlined in the proposals were all met or, in most cases, exceeded. However, the executive and financial side of the organization continually refused to provide me with any fiscal reports and, as a result, I was told by the current executive of the organization that I would not be allowed to submit the program reports I had prepared; reports which I still have to this day. At that time, the organization had a President who made more in compensation than any preceding executive, yet only worked part time so that she could continue full time work with a for-profit business. At the same time, the organization had a full-time fiscal administrator who was allowed to hold her title and receive compensation while she lived in the Philippines, where she was almost completely unavailable to provide the fiscal data needed to prepare proposals and contracts and to provide requisite final fiscal reports to funders. I was told that they did not have any receipts or other documentation on the Healthy For Life project, so I provided them with the names and contact information of contractors who could provide them with such information. With a part-time President and a fiscal administrator living in the Philippines they informed me that they would be unable to provide this information, thus leaving the organization disqualified for any future funding from any of the foundations in question for failure to submit required final reports.
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