The Providence Plan
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
TITLE: New Roots (a program of The Providence Plan)
NAME/LOCATION OF INTERMEDIARY: New Roots (a program of The Providence Plan), Rhode Island
SERVICE AREA: Rhode Island
PROJECT SUMMARY: The purpose of the New Roots project is to improve the overall viability of small and midsized nonprofits in Rhode Island through training and technical assistance (TA) investments that focus on financial sustainability, improved service delivery, and enhanced organizational efficiency.
Our project has two objectives. The first is to improve the organizational capacity of 24 small or midsized nonprofits by providing them with the TA needed to design and implement a performance management system. Our second objective is to provide a capacity building training curriculum to 100 nonprofits in core sustainability areas such as financial management, resource development, logic model design, collaboration, IRS 990 compliance, and other related topics.
New Roots has selected the Root Cause's Guide Book "Building a Performance Management System: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact" as the curriculum to be used with the 24 nonprofits that will participate in our project. New Roots has selected the Root Cause system for its comprehensiveness, simplicity, and ability to facilitate strong peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
To recruit nonprofits, New Roots will do outreach to the 2,000 nonprofits on our mailing list. We will also leverage the outreach capacity of partners such as the RI Foundation's Institute for Nonprofit Excellence.
Since 2005, ProvPlan has been the home of New Roots the state's largest capacity-building intermediary for nonprofits. To date, New Roots has provided training to 522 nonprofits, TA to 144 organizations, and $1.2 million in grants to help nonprofits create vibrant partnerships, strengthen their management structures, and implement sustainability strategies.
# OF SMALL & MIDSIZED NONPROFITS SERVED: 124
REQUEST TO CNCS: $200,000