SCOLBE Success Story...
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM) serves thousands of children every summer at its residential camps, Carol Joy Holling in Ashland and Sullivan Hills in the Sandhills. NLOM also hosts up to 15,000 guests a year through retreats and conferences.
The organization has been providing positive experiences for campers and others in the community since 1975. However, to ensure it would be able to stay on that path, NLOM leadership identified a need to strengthen its understanding of its financials-and the meaning of the numbers.
Dave Coker, Executive Director, turned to a team of SCOLBE advisors for assistance. After discussing current procedures as well as what might be improved, SCOLBE advisors made recommendations for NLOM.They included forming a finance and audit committee, recruiting a volunteer chief financial officer, and reformatting and restating financial and operating reports. Shortly after receiving the recommendation from SCOLBE, Coker began implementation of the plan.
"Our board is delighted that we're moving ahead in a planned, methodical way," Coker said. "In all, I couldn't be happier with the support we've received from SCOLBE.They were quick to understand who we are and see our needs.The experience I've had with them has been 100 percent positive."