Nonprofit Alliance is a hub for assisting individuals in determining if their idea has capacity to be created as a nonprofit entity. While NPA does not provide the necessary legal expertise in completing the documents, it serves as a resource for discussing ideas, reviewing plans, explaining the steps and requirements to forming a nonprofit and connecting to the various institutions that participate in the process.
Nonprofit Alliance partners with the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce each year to honor area charitable organizations that demonstrate effective governance, leadership and management practices.
Nonprofit Alliance staff provide free short-term technical assistance by phone and e-mail. NPA membership is required for longer technical assistance engagments,
Nonprofit Alliance is committed to assisting organizations in researching grant opportunities both locally and nationally. NPA's Grant Research/Resource Room is open to any organization. NPA members can request staff assistance in identifying grant opportunties using the Foundation Center Director, GrantWatch, Grant Station and other resources. NPA members can call the office with their request or spend dedicated time with NPA staff exploring grant opportunities.
Nonprofit Alliance members receive benefits for joining that include discounts on NPA trainings, NPA E-News, scholarships, preference on capacity building grants, on-site services and more. If you are not a member, click on the "Become a New Member" button the home page.
Nonprofit Alliance staff and qualfied consultants provide services in the areas of organizational assessment, board self-assessment, CEO performance reviews and technology assessments.
Nonprofit Alliance partners with the Michigan Nonprofit Association to receive up-to-date information on legislative policies and activities that affect the sector. NPA then passes this information to organizations on our e-mail list.
The Nonprofit Alliance offers a series of board governance workshops designed to train potential and current board members on the roles and responsibilities of board service.
Workshops are provided to the general public or can be brought on-site to an organization; are standardized or can be customized to match your needs. One to three hour coaching/training is available to organizations with current membership to NPA.
Nonprofit Alliance can assist organizations in locating other nonprofit organizations, help make connections for organizations with like-missions and facilitate potential organizational partners.
Nonprofit Alliance develops and sends a monthly E-News listing professional development opportunities, job postings, best-practice resources and links.
Here you will find Calhoun County and Michigan nonprofit sector economic reports, needs assessment reports and data on state and local nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Alliance staff and several locat consultants have been trained to provide services in the areas of peer coaching, strategic restructuring and executive transition management. Contact NPA staff for more information.
Nonprofit Alliance members have access to scholarships that can be used for training, materials, consultant support and small technology equipment. NPA also administers capacity building grant programs to organizations who desire and commit to participating in deeper capacity building intervention services beginning with an assessment and coaching process. Contact NPA for more information on how to access the grant program.
Nonprofit Alliance offers organizations the opportunity to engage with a qualified consultant from the region to assist in their capacity building needs. The Consultant Network is comprised of educated and experienced professionals who are committed to partnering with NPA to help strengthen the nonprofit sector.
Through Building Movement BC, Nonprofit Alliance works to build the capacity of local organizations to engage in the work of social justice.