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Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp 

The Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp is a series of trainings designed to help not-for-profit groups or those looking to form a nonprofit formalize their business structures, complete organizational assessments and other essential documents as they are led through a strategic visioning and planning process.

Who should apply?

Up to 10 organizations (501 c 3, contemplating 501 c 3 status or organizations with fiscal agents) with budgets under $150,000 will be selected through an application process. The fee to attend is $250 with a sliding fee scale available. Payment to be determined after acceptance.

When are sessions? 

Classes occur once a month beginning March 13, 2018.  Each monthly session will last approximately three hours, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM (dinner will be provided) with up to 30-minute time allotment for questions and continued participant project development.  Sessions during the series will be:

March 13 – The 501 c 3 Process

A complete review of the Internal Revenue Service process for 501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Status designation.

April 17 – Effective Board Governance

Board training conveys the knowledge and understanding needed by board members in order to effectively carry out their roles as members of the organization’s board.

May 15 & June 12 – Strategic Plan I and II

Strategic Planning is a set of concepts, procedures and tools designed to help organizations uniformly think, act and learn toward a collective vision and ultimate goal.

July 17 – Annual Work Plan

An Annual Work Plan translates the overall strategies and objectives, which are contained in the strategic plan, into everyday activities. 

August 14 – Fundraising Plan

A Fund Development Plan is essential to an organization achieving its optimal fundraising goal.

September 18 – Final Project Presentations  

Participants will have 30 minute presentations to discuss the alignment of their work during the course and how it’s impacting the tangible project or concept for their organization.

All sessions will be held at Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310, 44103

More information

  • Training is customized to support the development of smaller community-based organizations and the smaller cohort size allows each session to be tailored to build on the specific needs of the participating organizations.
  • Participants can learn from one another’s experiences in the peer group technical assistance sessions.
  • Selected participating organizations will work on a tangible project or concept for their organization.

Interested in applying?

Download the application here: 2018 Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp Application

Submit it to Mike. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: The application deadline is now 5 p.m., February 15, 2018.


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