Nonprofit Capacity Building | Funders Supporting Nonprofit Capacity

Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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This program is the third in IPA’s four-part Nonprofit Capacity Building Series. This series is designed to support philanthropy’s ability to assess and then take action to assist struggling nonprofits within their communities.

Need for capacity building is a common element for both funders and grantees. Join us for a webinar exploring how funders can best support nonprofit capacity building through a variety of strategies. We will hear from Anne Hindery, CEO of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). As a past program officer at the Omaha Community Foundation and director of the health care foundation, Alegent Community Benefit Trust, Anne will share lessons learned, including how foundations can be investors not just funders.

This webinar will explore a variety of capacity building needs such as developing specific skills, back office functions, and organizational growth. We will explore NAM’s free best practice and assessment tool, Guidelines and Principles (G&P). G&P assessment is structured around twelve guiding principles for nonprofits and designed to help identify organizational strengths and challenges. Anne will also share about NAM’s financial management services, corporate funders supporting retirement plans, and support during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will conclude by highlighting real-world examples of IPA members who are creating programs and actively funding nonprofit capacity through their foundations. 


Anne Hindery, Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Anne Hindery is the CEO of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). NAM is the State Association that serves nonprofits of all sizes and missions that works to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofit organizations to enrich the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and SW Iowa.

Hindery came to NAM in 2008 with a unique background in nonprofits, philanthropy and community work including Program Director for the Omaha Community Foundation, Operations Director, for Alegent Health’s Community Benefit Trust, Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney's Office, Nebraska District and Grant Writer for the City of Omaha. She has extensive experience in public and nonprofit sector program development and management.

About the Nonprofit Capacity Building Series

In response to COVID-19, IPA offers this four-part Nonprofit Capacity Series designed to support philanthropy's ability to assess and then take action to assist struggling nonprofits within communities. Separate registration for each event is required for participation. To access recordings to programs in this series listed below, please contact Jill Gordon.

  1. Assessing the Health of Your Grantees
  2. Sharing Trends in Charitable Giving with Your Grantees
  3. Funders Supporting Nonprofit Capacity
  4. Making Tough Choices: Mergers and Acquisitions
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