HANO Fellows Program – Graduation of Cohort 1!
A big congratulations to the first cohort of the HANO Fellows program
! Taking the time to work on your own personal and professional development is not always an easy choice. As a nonprofit Executive Director/CEO, you often feel guilty about doing anything for your own development and health/wellness. We were proud supporters of this effort and of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO). Helping newer nonprofit executive directors to not just survive, but thrive, is essential to the health of the sector moving forward.
Mahalo to the team at HANO (including Kuʻulani Keohokalole of People Strategies Hawaii
), everyone who took time out of their days to share and present, and the other funders (Hawaii Community Foundation, The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation).
As shared by our partners at HANO:
Over the last nine months, we’ve been busy running our first HANO Fellows cohort. Congratulations to our inaugural class of HANO Fellows who graduated on November 19!
Natalie Talamoa, Hawaiʻi Residency Programs, Inc.
Valerie Janikowski, Lānaʻi Kinaʻole Inc.
The HANO Fellows program is a 9-month cohort program designed to help new nonprofit executives build and enhance their leadership and management capacity as well as foster peer relationships in the nonprofit community. In this first year of the program, we had the privilege of working with an amazing group of leaders from various nonprofits around the state, who brought with them a shared dedication to serving the people and communities of Hawaiʻi.
Aloha Harvest - The future is now!
As Hawaii's largest food rescue and redistribution organization, and with the challenge of hunger, food insecurity and food waste contributing to climate change, supporting their effort to be more strategic in their growth and operations in the coming years, was an easy decision.
Broadband and Digital Equity in Hawaii - HawaiiKidsCAN
During the 2022 State legislative session, our grantee HawaiiKidsCAN, worked with numerous members of the Broadband Hui and legislators, to pass digital equity and access legislation. On June 30th the Governor signed four of them into law.