As President of Bohse & Associates, Pat spearheads a team whose mission is to help not for profits change their world. She is a human resource and management consultant with more than three decades of experience working with not for profit organizations and government agencies. Pat is a catalyst for change and a champion for effectiveness and has directed organizations ranging in size from 40 to 500 staff members and she truly believes that an organization's people are its most valuable asset.
Pat practices what she preaches in not for profit management as the Executive Director of Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) where she has raised more than $1.5M over the last 4 years. SCAN enhances the quality of life for the 50+ active adults in Monmouth and Ocean Counties through socialization, education, technology, and resources.
At the core of Pat's interaction with clients is her commitment to build community and her dedication to helping others. Pat is a nationally recognized speaker and the services she provides include training, workshops, and facilitating retreats related to board development, teambuilding, fundraising, staff development, marketing and volunteerism. To name a few, Meals on Wheels of America, LiveOnNY, and the National Association of Nutrition and Senior Programs (NANASP) are among the clients for which Pat has facilitated national, regional and local training workshops.
With a background in admnistration, finance and programming, a sub-specialty of Pat's is aging services. She was the former Association Manager for the New Jersey Area Agencies on Aging (NJ4A) which is comprised of the state's 21 County Offices on Aging. She assisted the organization with strategic planning, meeting facilitation and general operations. Pat also served on the board of directors for the National Association of Nutrition and Senior Programs (NANASP) from 2003 - 2018 and she is a member of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), and American Society of Aging (ASA) .
Pat is an adjunct professor at Brookdale Community College where she teaches Fundamentals of Not for Profit Management. She holds academic credentials in Business Administration and Sociology and is a graduate of the Non-profit Managment Institute of Columbia University. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, a past President and founding member of the New Jersey Chapter, Center for Non-profits NJ and the former Association Manager for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of New Jersey. In 2013, Pat was the recipient of the Reverend Robert V. Lott Humanitarian Award from LiveOne NY, formerly known as the Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC.
Pat and her team have developed the following:
- Grant Writing: Toolkit for Sustainability
- How to Organize and Run a Volunteer Program
- Cash, Clout, Contacts, Credentials, Community, Commitment - The Role of Boards
- The How To’s of Grassroots Fundraising
Self Assessment Tools
- Managing Through Tough Economic Times
- Organizational Risk Assessment Tool
- 100+ Ways to Get Noticed on a Low Budget