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 email@example.com 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
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.
Does 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.
We work with experts who can help you visualize how a project can be laid out and how to use space most efficiently.
NCN is available to travel to your project to give in-person feedback on location, community integration, design considerations and business model options.
Let us share with you and your staff the best practices we’ve learned about nonprofits sharing space and back-office resources
The 31,000 square foot Center houses 5 tenants plus the United Way administrative offices in a newly revitilized Salinas, the Monterey County seat. It includes space for community meeting rooms and available accommodations for local nonprofit organizations supporting human services. The Impact Center will benefit our community with a central location, high quality human services, and home for innovative services.
5 tips from NCN Spring Regional Chapter Roundtables:
1. Ask your community “what in the space is giving you life?”
Some of our Co-Leads asked this question in the roundtable, and we loved it! Reminding ourselves and our community members what is so special about our beautiful spaces can be energizing, motivating, and impactful.
The Jerry Forbes Centre Foundation was formed in 2012 with the purpose of embarking on a capital campaign to build Edmonton’s first non-profit centre to be named the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit. The vision became reality when the Centre opened in October of 2018.
Our shared space is guided by our belief in understanding and representing the 25 organizations that call the Jerry Forbes Centre home, and the diverse populations they serve and support.