2017 Member of the Year Nominations Now Open

As a member-driven organization, we rely on our members for their expertise, dedication, and contributions. It’s how we get things done.

Do you know a member who has contributed their time or talent to help NAWBO Columbus do great things? In less than 5 minutes you can nominate them for the 2017 Member of the Year and recognize them for making a difference for our organization.

Nominations close on December 15th and the 201 Member of the Year will be announced at our January Good to Great meeting.  To nominate a Member and to see past Members of the Year, visit HERE

Introducing NAWBO Navigator

Do you want to learn more about your NAWBO benefits? Are you interested in becoming more involved with NAWBO Columbus? While NAWBO has so many great things to offer it can be overwhelming and confusing to navigate it all.  That is why we’ve come up with the NAWBO Navigator initiative.

This program is for new and existing members of NAWBO Columbus. Want to learn more? Click HERE to read the full article in the Members Area. 

Welcome Executive Director, Christy Farnbauch

Please join us in welcoming our first Executive Director, Christy Farnbauch. 

Christy is a visionary nonprofit executive and small business owner. In July 2017, she joined NAWBO Columbus as the organization’s first executive director.

She is the founder and president of Strategic Links, LLC, working as a consultant and coach with countless nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, and customer experience design. Additionally, she has served as director of innovation and engagement for the Ohio Arts Council and coordinator of business and community partnerships for Hilliard City Schools. She is currently board secretary and speaker coach for TEDxHilliard.

Christy is a graduate of Otterbein University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, making music with the Brass Band of Columbus, reading, and traveling.

Christy can be reached at or at 614-636-2926.