Participant Testimonials

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team. We have attended several training sessions conducted by Go Lead and they have been invaluable. Go Lead seminars making learning possible for just about everyone at every nonprofit to access ongoing and timely training."

Cindi Boston, Executive Director
Pregnancy Care Center

"It is easy for me to write something about the Go Lead program as I feel it is such a valuable program. I received practical, useable information in each session. What a wonderful opportunity for us to learn from leaders in business and the community! It was truly inspiring! Another plus was getting better acquainted with other non-profit directors and participants in the program. I felt like it was a very organized, well-planned program. Thank you so much!"

Paula Shumaker, Executive Director,
Ozarks Literacy Council

"The GOLEAD program is absolutely wonderful. The classes taught me many new ways to run the BBB more efficiently through ideas received at the classes, from marketing to board management, finances, legal to name a few.I enjoyed the classes so much, I invited the Chairman of my Board of Directors, and he was impressed.

At the end of each class I took away information, even if it were something I already knew, maybe a new or better way to do it. You have done an excellent job of putting together this program and it should be a MUST for any new Director of a non-profit.

A+, 5"

Judy Mills, President/CEO
BBB of Southwest Missouri

"As a Go Lead participant I have gained valuable knowledge relating to the nonprofit world in our local community. As a seasoned nonprofit executive I have enjoyed the featured speakers and topics each month. They have provided a well rounded overview of tools available to enhance professionals in practical everyday use topics. The opportunity to network with leading professionals in this informal setting has been an outstanding resource tool to me both personally and professionally."

Renee Paulsell, Executive Director
American Diabetes Association

"The Go Lead program is a must for any new or seasoned NPO personnel. This program is enlightening from a legal, ethical, business, and human resources point of view."

Elizabeth Turner, RN, Director
AED Center of Excellence

"The Go Lead Program is fantastic, and well worth your time! I learned a tremendous amount about function and management of the nonprofit sector, and I will be better able to serve our community because of it. The course was packed with a wealth of useful information, plus offered invaluable networking opportunities. Thank you for a superb course! I recommend it highly."

Maryellen Stratmann, M.D., Physician and Community Volunteer, Member, Board of Directors
Ozarks Marriage Matters

"Go Lead is beneficial to me in two areas. First, it is providing valuable information through the monthly presentations. These presentations are directed to the nonprofit area and have proved very beneficial. Secondly, I benefit from being in a room of my peers where we can openly discuss current issues facing each of our nonprofits. I want to thank Missouri State for taking the initiative for area nonprofits."

Gene Barnes, President/CEO
The Arc of the Ozarks

"The GO LEAD program offers an in-depth introduction to the world of non-profits. Even though I have worked for one for a few years I learned many vital things that I had not been exposed to yet. I would suggest this program for anyone who is working as a manager in a non-profit."

Randy McCoy, Coordinator of Resident & Social Services
The Kitchen, Inc.