Capacity Building

Walking the Talk: Impact > Intention: Implicit Bias

Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included:

Principles & Practices

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence: ​A Self-Help Tool for Organizational Effectiveness

Based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility, and accountability, Principles & Practices includes guiding principles on 12 aspects of governance, management, and operations for both nonprofit board and staff members. It also provides specific benchmarks under each category to help nonprofits use best practices in their daily work.


Salaries and Benefits

Salaries & Benefits in North Carolina's Nonprofits

This report includes North Carolina data on salaries, total cash compensation, bonuses, and benefits (from health insurance and retirement plans to days off and executive contracts) and is broken down by: 

  • more than 300 different nonprofit positions 
  • budget size of the organization 
  • region in NC 
  • field of work 


We are currently working on a new updated report. Stay tuned!

Funding Rural America: Finding New Grants for Small Communities

When has it ever been easy to secure funding for rural communities? Is there a way to level the playing field so rural nonprofits as well as small towns and counties/boroughs can compete for both government and private sector grants? What are the other options for financially supporting a rural project whether you are a nonprofit or local government? Are collaborative efforts worth the effort? And, of course the biggest question: Who is funding rural America? 

Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, answers these and other questions as well as current trends in this recorded webinar.

Get Off the Fundraising Hamster Wheel Through Endowments

Small and under-resourced nonprofits are watching major gifts leave their communities and go to national organizations and universities. Meanwhile, almost every county in North Carolina is served by at least one community foundation that is working with these same nonprofits to build and manage endowment funds for local causes. 

View the recorded webinar which explores:

  • A basic overview of endowments: what they are, who gives to them, and what types of assets can be given

Building a Grants Strategy

In this webinar recording, presenter Cindy Adams will take you through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Filled with action steps, you'll learn how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. 


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