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Project Transition USA Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Project Transition USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping transitioning U.S. military veterans & their dependents find meaningful and rewarding new careers in the civilian world. We are the only 501c3 nonprofit that specializes in teaching our transitioning U.S. military veterans how to fully utilize the powerful business networking site, Linkedin.com -- and we were the first to conduct an in-depth LinkedIN Workshop on any military base in the U.S. (MacDill AFB, Nov. 16, 2012).

Results: * Project Transition USA has supported the transition of over 2,000 U.S. military servicemembers and families on MacDill Air Force Base ALONE, plus thousands of others from U.S. bases worldwide through our Project Transition USA group on LinkedIN. ***** We have taught over 50 LinkedIN Job Search Workshops on MacDill AFB since 2012. This is the home of U.S. Special Operations Command & U.S. Central Command, and ours is the #1 most POPULAR transition course on base. ***** We have countless testimonials proving that our #1 job search strategy WORKS! (We teach our heroes to form INSIDE CONNECTIONS with fellow veterans who personally refer them to hiring managers!) ***** Employers are also benefiting from our trainings due to shortened hiring cycles & reduced hiring/retraining costs. ***** Our workshop attendees have been hired by these great companies (and many more!): - Tesla - Amazon - PwC - Northrop Grumman - Team Rubicon - Moffitt Cancer Center - Lockheed Martin - U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Target demographics: them find meaningful and rewarding new careers in the civilian world

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of servicemembers from U.S. bases WORLDWIDE, including all military branches.

Geographic areas served: the mission of supporting our transitioning U.S. Military Veterans & their families

Programs: inspiring and in-depth workshops on how to fully utilize the powerful business networking site Linkedin.com, and ongoing support via our 4,000+ member Project Transition USA LinkedIN group.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Bob Gilpatrick

Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years I've witnessed thousands of U.S. veterans being positively impacted by Project Transition USA and I've made countless valuable connections myself after using the techniques taught in their seminars. To mention just one, an ideal employee reached out to me on Linkedin and has now been with us for 3 years (plus has brought us 3 more employees from her network!) I'm very honored to be a donor and one of the original members of Project Transition USA's Advisory Board. It's reassuring to know that all of the donations made to this top notch nonprofit go DIRECTLY to supporting our troops and their families!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nancy Laine, the co-founder and president of Project Transition USA, developed and runs a ground breaking LinkedIn course for transitioning service members at MacDill AFB in Tampa.

Their course is the number one recommended "optional" transition class here on base. They have cracked the code on how to effectively use LinkedIn and how to build a valuable network. I have found it very helpful in my own transition.

Brian H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Transition USA tremendously helped me build my LinkedIn profile. The information helped me transition my brand from the defense industry to business as well as build a network to help me in my transition. I highly recommend support, participation, and donations to help others like myself.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Transition USA is an informative and dedicated group that helps transitioning veterans, veterans who have transitioned, and their family members. Project Transition USA have helped me successful transition from the military and continues to help shape my future as I finish up my degree and begin job searching. Nancy’s LinkedIn Workshop is a game changer and provides valuable insight and immediate support to all veterans. Nancy and Pete thanks for all you do each month, it is greatly appreciated and well received.

Nick

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Transition USA is an informative and dedicated group that helps transitioning veterans, veterans who have transitioned, and their family members. Project Transition USA has helped me successful transition from the military and continues to help shape my future as I finish up my degree and begin job searching. Nancy’s LinkedIn Workshop is a game changer and provides valuable insight and immediate support to all veterans. Nancy and Pete thanks for all you do each month, it is greatly appreciated and well received.

Nick

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've known Nancy Laine, the President of Project Transition USA, for close to a decade. She is without a doubt one of the top LinkedIn coaches in the world and she has provided me with ongoing support since 2008. If you are interested in enhancing your presence on LinkedIn, you'll find none better. I'm also a proud member of her "Project Transition USA" Linkedin group in support of our transitioning U.S. military service members.

- Avtar Nordine Zouareg
President and Founder at Executive InnerFitness®

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the LinkedIN workshop in mid-March and was very impressed by how well thought out the presentation was. It was by far one of the best and most useful workshops I have ever attended. Both Nancy and Pete were sincere in their passion for the power of LinkedIN and dedication to the military community. Through the connections of Project Transition USA, I was able to network with folks working with an organization I was interviewing with. This networking proved invaluable as I was hired less than two weeks after attending the workshop!

peteblum

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Transition USA is there for transitioning Veterans and those Veterans that have already transitioned but still need help. I was one of those already out. Nancy's LinkedIn Workshop turned my good LinkedIn skills to expert LinkedIn skills beyond what I ever could have imagined. But better yet is her continuing effort to keep helping Veterans even after the workshop is over. Through networking with the other Project Transition USA LinkedIn group members and a great reference from Nancy I got a great job that I am still working at today. Now I show up every month at the workshop so I can also help transitioning Veterans have a more successful transition and find a career that they love. -Pete

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of attending Project Transition USA’s LinkedIn workshop on MacDill AFB and gained a great deal of knowledge in preparation for my military transition. I was in awe of the network Nancy Laine has built in support of our nation's Veterans. We are extremely grateful to all organizations entrusting Project Transition USA with the necessary financial support to allow for these learning opportunities to occur. I enthusiastically recommend that all Veterans and able organizations continue to support their vision for relentlessly preparing our transitioning Heroes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first learned of Project Transition USA, a local non-profit serving transitioning military and their families on board MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, in 2013. I found the class to be incredible as I learned about the 'power' of LinkedIn and how it can ease the transition process. From the technical aspects of LinkedIn to best practices, it was all timely and relevant. Also, I found the guest speakers from prominent companies nationally who give of their time to talk about military transition, their story, or what they 'value' in their employees to be equally as powerful.

I believe in this so much that I now volunteer to help with Nancy Laine's classes and encourage transitioning military as well as their families to take the class. It has become personal for me as I am using the knowledge from this class and am growing my network to help as I prepare to transition in the next year.

Thank you to Nancy Laine, Pete Blum, and the countless others who support this effort for their dedication and drive to help transitioning military members and their families here in the Tampa/St. Pete area!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Project Transition USA workshop a couple of months ago and I though I had a fairly solid LI profile. After attending the workshop, my profile is getting a lot more views and attention from recruiters. The workshop offers so many tools and tidbits that are now and will be beneficial in the future. In addition you make a lot more contacts that are in the same boat as you. John Peak

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am just beginning my journey to transition from the military to the civilian sector. I was not very optimistic about help I may receive as I prepare. Only a couple of weeks ago I attended the LINKEDIN workshop organized by the Project Transition USA team. They did a wonderful job explaining the power of LinkedIn in assisting with future career opportunities. Within just two weeks I have nearly doubled my network connections and more than doubled those viewing my profile. I have more confidence in my preparation and feel glad I joined the group as now I have a year to further refine my profile enhancing my opportunities before I retire. Highly recommended for all transitioning military members to be a part of Project Transition USA.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Transitioning from the military is a challenging time for many service members as they look to start a new chapter in their lives. Project Transition USA is a local non-profit providing the skills and knowledge to help ease the process. Over the last several months the organization has facilitated the growth of my professional network. It is in this growth that I have meet some outstanding service members whom I have been able to facilitate professional introductions to my personal network for future post-service careers. Thank you for all that you do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project Transition USA equipped me with the tools needed for a successful interview with Tesla! Little did I know the LinkedIn class Nancy Laine, Pete Blum and their team taught on MacDill AFB back in February would prepare me for a successful interview with Tesla! They helped me set up a professional profile that caught Tesla's eye and many other companies as well. I can confidently close my military chapter and start a new one with Tesla! Thank you!!!