Foundation Relationships and Support
Foundations play a deeply influential role in the nonprofit community- beyond funding- to include thought leadership and strategic direction. The Nonprofit Center frequently partners with private, community and corporate foundations to support their work by providing services that strengthen their grantees and the nonprofit community as a whole.
Foundations such as Geraldine R. Dodge, Pottstown Area Health and Wellness, Campbell Soup, Subaru of America, Community Foundation of South Jersey and many others, have relied upon The Nonprofit Center to help bring their priorities to their grantees (as well as those organizations they cannot fund), by providing a variety of programs and packages that strengthen both individual organizations and the sector. Among them are:
-Customized capacity-building packages, comprised from among scores of proven courses, designed to focus on the identified needs of grantees and their boards, staff and volunteers. These can included classes in a wide range of subjects, peer learning circles, management assessments, tailored to the participants and Certificates of Completion to concentrate on specific skills development
–Management Assessment Process – an economical way to objectively review and analyze all major systems and data within a nonprofit to determine its ability to operate effectively and fulfill its mission.
–Consulting Services, such as strategic planning, organizational development and other capacity-building needs, including Expert Connections, economical support packages
-Sponsoring a “Speed Consulting” event where invited nonprofits can get real-time expert consultations on pressing issues.
-Host a program on demystifying the consulting process which provides nonprofits with objective advice on how to effectively work with consultants in order to get optimal results and the best impact for consulting dollars.
–Peer Learning Circles (in person and virtual) for board members, executive directors and aspiring leaders
–Grantmaker Panels enabling foundations to present their priorities and interests to the sector
For more information about how The Nonprofit Center can support your foundation as you support the nonprofit sector, contact Lori Moffa at [email protected].