Capacity Building

Heartbreak and Possibility: Is the Nonprofit Sector Ready for Reinvention?

On March 21, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits hosted the third webinar in its “Walking the Talk” series where they posed the question: Are we confronting the nonprofit racial leadership gap? Frances Kunreuther, co-director of the Building Movement Project, presented findings from a national survey to determine why – despite an increased number of training programs for leaders of color and the number of groups working on issues of race equity – are there not more leaders of color in nonprofits?

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.

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 during this 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. This webinar 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. 

 

Webinar Recording: $25

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