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Nonprofit Management Fund grant guidelines 

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Funding Categories

Corporate Structure/Board of Directors – Building capacity of the organization’s board to lead and govern through proven modes, practices and policies.

Technical Assistance/Development that addresses:

  • Recruitment and orientation of Directors and Committee Members
  • Board Governance (leadership charge, officers, committees, meetings, accountability)
  • Committee Activation (leadership, meetings, accountability)

Technical Assistance/Training that addresses the many ways that governing boards can learn how to execute their roles and responsibilities and know, value and leverage contributions of their Directors or non-director Committee members. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Organization/Board Planning (annual/strategic)
  • Collaboration/Partnerships
  • Financial Management Oversight
  • Income Planning
  • Fund Development Planning
  • Fundraising Special Events (organizing, planning, execution, evaluation)
  • Trends in Nonprofit Management
  • Technology Planning
  • Communications/Marketing Planning

Management Assistance – Building capacity of the organization’s operation (policies and practices) to fulfill its mission, vision and goals.

Technical Assistance that addresses, but not limited to:

  • Programs and Services (assessment, accountability, record keeping, collaboration)
  • Staff Development & Training (team building, performance management, staffing structure)
  • Financial Management/Budget Construction
  • Facilities (space assessment & planning)
  • Technology (use/implementation, needs assessment, planning)
  • Organization Planning (strategic/business plan)
  • Organization Assessment
  • Leadership Succession (Executive/Board)
  • Fund Development Planning

Organizational Alternative – Professional facilitation of organization’s planning for:

  • Merger
  • Restructuring
  • Joint Venture Project
  • Partnership/Collaboration
  • Dissolution