Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
Name and Location: Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (sole intermediary) located in Honolulu, Hawaii with a satellite office in Anahola, Hawaii on the island of Kauai. The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a member-based national 501 (C) (3) nonprofit headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. CNHA seeks to: enhance the well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, and community development of Native Hawaiians. Founded in 2001, CNHA advances its mission through the development of nonprofit initiatives, which includes the delivery of Technical Assistance (TA) services to build the capacity of its over 150 member nonprofits across the state of Hawaii. The goal of the proposed Resource Capacity Project (RCP) is to: by the end of the 24 month project period, CNHA will provide one-on-one TA services, engaging a selected group of low-capacity nonprofit member organizations and administer statewide Core Capacity Building Workshops to serve additional nonprofits within the defined statewide service area. The geographic service area for the proposed project is the state of Hawaii; however, TA services and workshop curriculum will cater to nonprofits serving resource deficient Native Hawaiian communities. CNHA will select at least five small to midsize member organizations, and provide individualized TA services to grow organizational and fiscal capacity, so that they are able to grow and sustain community programs. CNHA will help selected organizations create performance management systems to measure organizational development. Additionally, the organization will conduct 12 Core Capacity Building Workshops statewide workshops to provide capacity building TA a larger group of small to mid-size nonprofits. CNHA is requesting $200,000 over the 24 month project period. CNHA commits $200,00 in matching cash funds for the project period.