The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Workshops provide a benchmark for best practices while creating opportunities for nonprofit leaders to network and collaborate. With an understood need for physical capacity, the Community Foundation remodeled our office to accommodate a Nonprofit Community Space for local organizations to hold board and donor meetings in January 2020. While closed in the first year of the pandemic, this space has seen over 300 meeting participants since it reopened this June.
Our long-running Equipment Rental Program maintains three event tents, 21 tables, 40 chairs, and 4 coolers that help offset costs associated with hosting larger events and fundraisers annually. This program saved local organizations over $28,500 in rental fees this year alone. Over the summer we also honored the nonprofit community by refurbishing the Community Gazebo on Main Street to facilitate safe, smaller, outdoor meetings.
In addition to educational and physical resources, the Community Foundation stands by local nonprofits to offer support on a daily basis. Monthly Talks with Tim (for executive directors) and quarterly Board Briefs (for new board members) offer scheduled opportunities to network and connect, but our doors are always open for questions from nonprofit staff, board or donors – and we are eager to help!
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