North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organzations, Inc.
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Inc. The N.C. Center for Nonprofits (Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Raleigh, NC. It serves 501(c)(3) nonprofits in all 100 NC counties. About 95% of its members are small/midsize nonprofits with annual budgets under $5 million. The Center seeks a $200,000 grant. We propose the Sustainable Nonprofit Program (Program) to provide training and technical assistance to 15-30 small/midsize NC nonprofits to help them develop performance management systems through our existing "Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence: A Self-Help Tool for Organizational Effectiveness" (P&P). The Program will serve nonprofits throughout NC, with a particular focus on those in Tier 1 counties (the 40 most distressed counties based on the NC Department of Commerce's annual ranking of economic well-being) and Tier 2 (the next 40) counties. The Center will select nonprofits to participate in the Program (Participants) using a competitive process based on: -Qualification as small/midsize nonprofits providing services aligned with the Corporation's priorities. -Willingness and capacity to participate fully. -Challenges in resources for sustainability and expansion of services. -Capacity to implement a performance management system during the two-year period. -Geographic area (priority to Tiers 1 and 2 counties). We will offer training and technical assistance to Participants' staff and board members, including: -Five in-person workshops on specific areas of organizational effectiveness and performance management. -Bimonthly webinars on the 11 benchmarks in P&P. -Peer-to-peer learning through in-person meetings, conference calls, and a listserv. -Ongoing technical assistance. -Access to pro bono professional services. -Individual consultations as needed. Additional nonprofits will have access to training and technical assistance, so the Program will serve 100-150 other nonprofits.