[MCN] Attention Nonprofits: Apply to be Excellent by Friday, Dec. 22nd!
meredith at missoulacommunityfoundation.org
Tue Dec 19 12:45:34 EST 2017
Want to Strengthen Your Nonprofit? Apply to Be Excellent by Friday, Dec. 22nd!
Take 40 seconds and watch this video to find out what MPNE can do for your organization. Then apply!
Missoula Project for Nonprofit Excellence (MPNE) provides $10,000 per grantee in support for 3 nonprofits annually to assist with:
1. Comprehensive Organizational Assessments to determine each nonprofit’s strengths, weaknesses, and priorities for improvement; and
2. Capacity Building Projects to strengthen nonprofits in such areas as Board of Directors operations, financial management, strategic planning, marketing/communications, human resources, and funding diversification/expansion.
A MPNE grant is a two-part process, wherein the grantee organization first works with a local organizational consultant to conduct an in-depth assessment to identify organizational needs. As a result of the findings uncovered in the assessment, the organization selects a capacity building project to pursue in the second part of the grant process.
WHO CAN APPLY?
MPNE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA <http://missoulacommunityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/MPNE-BrandedEligibilityCriteriaNEW2017.pdf>
Nonprofits that maintain their primary office within Missoula County and provide a majority of services to people within Missoula County.
Have been in existence for at least three years with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status (i.e. 3 years past the date on the IRS advance ruling letter).
Have a demonstrated track record of providing services needed by the community.
Demonstrate readiness to undertake capacity building.
Adopted or are willing to adopt LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination policies in employment, volunteer and board recruitment and in providing services. Sample policies available upon request.
Participated in the last 12 months in other capacity building activities, including one or more of the following:
Membership in a state or professional association that addresses issues of governance, leadership and management. Examples include the Montana Nonprofit Association, Missoula Nonprofit Network, Western Montana Fundraisers Association, Missoula Executive Directors Roundtable or a professional association related to the work of your organization.
Participated in a conference, workshop or other learning opportunity that addressed issues of nonprofit organizational development
Worked with a consultant to address an issue related to your organizational development needs. Note: We will consider applications from organizations that have not participated in one of the above activities if there is a clear and compelling need that leads the organization to consider capacity building at this time.
Preference will be given to organizations with annual expenditures of less than $1million.
2017-18 GRANT CYCLE APPLICATION PROCESS
Step 1- Pre-Application: One staff and one board member will independently complete the Capacity Building Assessment Self-Survey (CASS) <https://missoulacommunityfoundation.submittable.com/submit/26637>. The CASS <https://missoulacommunityfoundation.submittable.com/submit/26637>must be completed by midnight on Friday, December 22nd, 2017. Click here to complete the CASS <https://missoulacommunityfoundation.submittable.com/submit/26637>>> <http://missoulacommunityfoundation.submittable.com/submit/26637/capacity-building-assessment-self-survey-cass>
After completing the CASS, the Grants Coordinator will be in touch to schedule an interview with a staff and board member in order to assess the nonprofit’s readiness to participate in the MPNE program. Interviews will be conducted in early January and will last one hour.
Step 2-Application: Nonprofits deemed ready to undertake the program will be directed to an online application. Applications must be submitted by midnight on Friday, January 26th, 2018.
Step 3-Selection: Three nonprofits will be selected. Applicants will be notified during the week of February 12th, 2018.
Questions? Contact Meredith Printz at (406) 926-2846 or meredith at missoulacommunityfoundation.org <mailto:meredith at missoulacommunityfoundation.org?subject=MPNE%20Application>.
Meredith Printz, Executive Director
Missoula Community Foundation
110 W. Front Street
P.O. Box 8806, Missoula, MT 59807
Office: (406) 926-2846
Cell: (406) 552-7347
meredith at missoulacommunityfoundation.org <mailto:meredith at missoulacommunityfoundation.org>
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