Capacity Building Participation

Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

Through its NonProfit Capacity Building Program, the Cook Family Foundation works with nonprofit organizations based in Shiawassee County to help them strengthen their ability to carry out their mission.

MEMBERSHIP:  Nonprofits in Shiawassee County may participate in the NonProfit Capacity Building Program (NPCB) and become members of the Nonprofit Network at no charge.  To be eligible the nonprofit organization must meet these requirements:

  • serve Shiawassee County residents
  • have board members who are Shiawassee County residents
  • be based in Shiawassee County, or demonstrate how the local needs of Shiawassee communities are assessed and addressed within the organization
  • have a paid executive director*
  • have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit determination letter from the IRS, and be registered in Michigan*
  • not discriminate in the delivery of services on the basis of race, gender, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation
  • not be an organization whose primary purpose is the promotion or support of religious activity or association

*Organizations that have filed for legal recognition and are working toward hiring a staff person may be considered for membership.  While Cook Family Foundation prefers to work with 501c3’s, other 501c’s may also be eligible. The Cook Family Foundation will consider mission, board structure and funding sources, paying particular attention to the organization’s ability to be innovative, adaptive and sustainable. We cannot provide expertise in political or governmental issues.  Contact the Foundation office for more details.

Member Benefits

  • membership in Nonprofit Network (visit www.nonprofnetwork.org for more information)
  • consultation with Nonprofit Network professionals and eligibility for technical assistance grants
  • invitation to educational workshops for board members and staff
  • invitation to bi-monthly executive directors meetings and tech support group
  • eligible to apply for Innovation and Impact Grants

PARTNERSHIP:                                                                                                                (Click here to meet our members who’ve achieved partnership status.)

  • all member benefits
  • recognition on the Cook Family Foundation website (with link) and in our newsletter
  • sponsorship of a partner’s event once per year (not to exceed $500)
  • preference in applying for Innovation and Impact Grants

Our current Nonprofit Capacity Building Members 

Twenty-three nonprofit organizations in Shiawassee County have joined the Nonprofit Capacity Building Program and become members of the Nonprofit Network. The Cook Family Foundation is proud to work with these organizations who have made a commitment to capacity building.

*Recognized as Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Partners
(click here to meet our Partners)

Along with workshops, members have coaching, and consulting options available.  

You can also keep up to date about events regarding our NonProfit Capacity Building program by following us on Twitter @ShiaNPCB