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The Nonprofit Partnership recognizes the unique challenges faced by nonprofits, from limited resources to the immense pressure of addressing critical societal issues. Often, nonprofit professionals work in isolation, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and defeat.

To combat these challenges, The Nonprofit Partnership has established the "501(c)(3) Communities" cohort program. This program is designed to empower nonprofit professionals by fostering a collaborative environment where they can build networks, engage with partners, and share resources. Through participation in this program, individuals will not only grow professionally but also create lasting relationships that contribute to resolving pressing issues. The ultimate goal is to fortify both the nonprofit sector and the wider community.

In 2024, The Nonprofit Partnership is offering two specialized cohort opportunities. The first cohort is specifically for Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors, providing a space for high-level leadership and strategic development. The second cohort caters to those whose primary role involves development. This includes a focus on essential skills such as fundraising and networking, crucial for organizational growth. These cohorts present a unique opportunity for nonprofit professionals to enhance their capabilities, connect with like-minded peers, and contribute to a stronger, more effective nonprofit sector.

The details

Each community will meet 8 times throughout 2024 – applicants must commit to attending all sessions (Mondays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM). 
Gatherings will be four hours in length – a sample agenda includes:

  • Networking
  • Updates
  • Learning content
  • Discussion
  • Activity
  • Food, of course

Sharing and collaborative problem-solving will be a primary goal of each cohort; participants will commit to confidentiality and discretion.

Communities will be limited to 12 participants each.

Applicants must be associated with a member organization of The Nonprofit Partnership.

The cost to participate is $450 and provides access to 32 hours of connection, learning, and growth. Additionally, the cohort cost covers food and beverage, materials, associated fees and more.

Cohort members will be provided with books and resources as determined by participants to fulfill collective learning goals.

Cohort schedules

For Leaders:

  1. March 4th
  2. April 1st
  3. May 6th
  4. June 3rd
  5. July 1st
  6. August 5th
  7. September 9th
  8. October 7th

For Fundraisers:

  1. February 26th
  2. March 25th
  3. April 29th
  4. May 20th
  5. June 17th
  6. July 29th
  7. August 26th
  8. September 30th 

If interested, please complete the application below. Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 26, 2024.

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The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490