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Funders

The philanthropic funding community is uniquely positioned to see the challenges and opportunities of the nonprofit sector at a macro level.  Perhaps you’ve been approached by grantees with an out-of-the-box idea for creating a hub of community activity, and you aren’t sure how to evaluate their plan. Maybe you’re seeing patterns of duplication across your community, but don’t know how to start moving the conversation to deeper collaborations.  The Nonprofit Centers Network can help you channel the latest thinking around streamlining overhead while increasing impact into your grantmaking. We are happy to support you and your grantees in a variety of ways, from feasibility studies to presenting the latest research on shared resources, and much in between. Contact us at info@nonprofitcenters.org today!

25% of nonprofit centers are created by foundations

NCN has consulted to 24 foundations and funders

NCN has trained and educated over 100 funders and local government representatives in the past three years on shared space and services

Project Review

NCN can provide expert input on a specific project. We will review all materials and documents and conduct interviews as requested to generate a list of key questions to be resolved and a list of recommendations for next steps. Includes a site analysis and financial sustainability review.

Collaboration Launchpad

Collaboration Launch PadDoes your project need more organization around how partners will work together? NCN can facilitate a half-day session to get all of your partners talking about their goals, their strengths and challenges, and how they can work together. All participants walk away with a commitment to collaboration, or at least a commitment to start walking the path to working together.

Space/Design Consultation

We work with experts who can help you visualize how a project can be laid out and how to use space most efficiently.

Preliminary Feasibility Visit

NCN is available to travel to your project to give in-person feedback on location, community integration, design considerations and business model options.

Presentation on Shared Resources

Let us share with you and your staff the best practices we’ve learned about nonprofits sharing space and back-office resources

Funder Case Studies

Member Highlight: The Delmar DivINe

The Delmar DivINe is the reimagination of an historic hospital built in 1904. The hospital became a series of health organizations before it closed in 2014. In 2015 the campus was purchased to be the future site of a multi-use real estate project that will house about 35 nonprofits, 3 service retailers and one restaurant as well as 150 apts. for teachers, nurses, social workers, public safety—young, diverse professionals who want a great place to live at an affordable price. The location is on Delmar Boulevard, the infamous dividing line in St.. Louis of rich and poor, Black and White. The “lines” are being intentionally blurred.

Member Highlight: SPRE Champion Members

This month we wanted to highlight all of our SPRE Champion Members and thank them for their incredible commitment, engagement, and generosity as partners in the social purpose real estate movement. We are so grateful to our 2021 SPRE Champion members below as some of NCN’s most dedicated members and as essential and vibrant leaders in our NCN community.

4 Tips in Preparing for a Consulting Feasibility Assessment

NCN has seen its fair share of inquiries into consulting, and often these individuals or organizations are uncertain if they’ve come “at the right time.” Should I have x, y, and z figured out already? Have we gone too far down the road and should’ve engaged you sooner? In reality, any time you’re in need of expert help is an okay time to reach out. We do not want to see your project flounder and discontinue if it’s meant to be. That said, these initial preparation steps can help set you and your cohort up for success before entering into a contract with NCN.

1. Have a partner in crime.
We’ve seen much more success if you have already been discussing colocation with at least one other person or entity. A sole individual raising the concept of shared space is definitely not a bad thing in and of itself, but have you hashed this out with someone who shares or could share in this vision? It can be a bit of a red flag if this is just one person’s pet project idea. Nonprofit centers are all about sharing, from start to finish, and that includes having at least 2 project leads on an NCN feasibility assessment. Not only do you have someone to share the workload with, but you also have another set eyes and ears to discuss and reflect on the process.

2. Engage larger entities.

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