The Ask OLLI blog is a resource for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute administrators to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to the creation and management of OLLI institutes nationwide.

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Have you used a roadside billboard to promote your OLLI?

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Jo Brownlie, OLLI at Saginaw Valley State University, Asks OLLI:

Have you used a roadside billboard to promote your OLLI? At a recent charity auction, we purchased a four-week run for an outdoor roadside billboard. (We got a good deal!) Has anyone used a billboard to promote their OLLI? If so, please describe the message and visuals you used.

Does your OLLI offer peer led discussion courses?

Posted on April 24th, 2013 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Chris Elliott, OLLI at the University of Oklahoma, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI offer peer led discussion courses? If so, what worked with peer led discussions, and what didn’t? Did the leaders choose the topics or did the members?

Has your OLLI offered courses in holistic health and wellness?

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Beth Leconte, OLLI at the University of Rhode Island, Asks OLLI:

Has your OLLI offered courses in holistic health and wellness such as yoga, meditation, chakras, drumming, or mindful drawing? If yes, have they been successful?

What is your experience with offering online learning?

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Cathy House, OLLI at the University of Utah, Asks OLLI:

As a follow up to the December 2012 Ask OLLI post about online courses, what is your experience with offering online learning to OLLI members?

Does your OLLI consider the membership fee to be a charitable contribution for tax purposes?

Posted on April 16th, 2013 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Does your OLLI consider the membership fee to be a charitable contribution for tax purposes?

Katie Helms, OLLI at the University of Arkansas, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI consider the membership fee to be a charitable contribution for tax purposes? Why or why not? What is the norm for most OLLIs regarding whether or not the membership fee is tax-deductible?
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