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THE CAPE & ISLANDS
NONPROFIT ALLIANCE

The following grant application was  submitted on February 19, 2004, to the Barnstable County Economic Development Council.  The grant is being requested by a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Cape Cod, SustainCapeCod.Org (the Cape Cod Center for Sustainability), and the Cape and Islands United Way.  The grant writer is Lisa B. McNeill, Program Officer for the Community Foundation of Cape Cod.


The Community Foundation of Cape Cod, in partnership with the Cape Cod Center for Sustainability and the Cape and Islands United Way, respectfully submits this proposal for $20,000 to the Cape Cod Economic Development Council (EDC) for support of a new Cape & Islands Nonprofit Alliance (CINA), which will include the Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Support Program.

       This program assists in enhancing the capacity and efficacy of local nonprofit organizations through training and technical assistance, sharing resources among nonprofit organizations, and becoming a new model of management support on Cape Cod. 

       The Foundation will implement the CINA in partnership with the Cape Cod Center for Sustainability and the Cape and Islands United Way.  All partners have an investment, through their grant making and/or advocacy, in the sustainability of the nonprofit sector on Cape Cod.  During the past two months, these partners have discussed the importance of management efficiencies in making the best use of limited financial resources.

      
The partners brought this discussion as a next step by a presentation of a model for management support to about 30 nonprofit representatives in January 2004.  The overwhelming consensus was to proceed with the development of a program or system to enhance the operational side of nonprofit organizations.

       The vision for the CINA is to combine various programs or activities that support and assist the nonprofit sector with organizational development and capacity issues into one umbrella network for a more comprehensive and effective model of service to the sector.  The goals of the CINA are the following:

  • To support the organizational development and governance expertise of nonprofit organizations in order to better serve the Cape Cod and Islands communities

  • To provide a structure for nonprofit organizations to share resources and management efficiency opportunities, which will save money and use other resources more effectively

  • To build collaborations among nonprofit organizations in order to more effectively share resources and serve the communities of Cape Cod and the Islands

       The activities of the Cape & Islands Nonprofit Alliance can be represented graphically as shown in Figure 1, below.

       Funding from the EDC will be used in the following ways:

  • To continue the Foundation's Nonprofit Support Program activities—such as holding workshops and making capacity-building grants

  • To develop additional components of the CINA

  • To promote the CINA within the nonprofit sector and the community at large

    

 

 

 

 

 

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          Figure 1.  The planned activities of the Cape & Islands Nonprofit Alliance. 

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