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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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