It is a powerful way we encourage social innovation, allowing new ideas to grow and develop unhampered by administrative burdens and bureaucratic red tape – hurdles that keep some great ideas out of the civic marketplace.
We provide the structure and a full range of administrative and financial services that allow nonprofit projects large and small to get up and running quickly, keeping leaders focused on mission. Our staff also offers invaluable guidance, training, and connections that help project leaders achieve greater impact.
Sponsored projects operate under our status as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. They are able to receive foundation grants and other charitable donations.
Finance and Administration
Projects of all sizes and at all levels of development benefit from our economies of scale and our CFO-level finance services at a fraction of the cost. We offer:
Each project leader works with a team of experienced Community Partners staff liaisons. Regular counsel helps strengthen leaders and addresses organizational development issues ranging from fundraising and resource development to strategic planning. Trainings, peer learning opportunities, “Meet the Grantmaker” sessions and more are offered on an ongoing basis.
With extensive connections across all sectors of the region -- from government and nonprofit, to business and philanthropy -- we make introductions to critical opportunities and people that can better position and advance the work of our projects.