November 21, 2017

SCF NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

About the Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP)

The NPP Program was launched in April of 2009. It is supported in part, by annual membership contributions from partnering organizations and individuals.  It is designed to strengthen, develop and serve Solano County nonprofits by enhancing organization visibility and needs, and assist in their capacity-building efforts. NPP promotes partnerships with and between our local nonprofits, individual donors, the business sector, and community leaders and decision makers.
New partnerships are being created each month, and existing partnerships have grown stronger. 
Visit the NPP Fund page to make a donation to the program, join NPP, or learn about prior year grants made to local nonprofits.

2017 NPP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

SCF has added a new grantmaking component to our Nonprofit Partnership Program. We are offering "Nonprofit Professional Development" mini-grants to our nonprofit partners in an effort to be more responsive to the ever changing needs of our communities. These small competitive grants, up to a maximum of $2,500 each, will be awarded to NPP members that need financial support to pursue professional education and training opportunities. We believe that with increased professional training and education, organizations will have more tools with which to develop and grow their programs and services.
This competitive funding is available to EDs, leadership, and staff seeking professional instruction or training (i.e., attend a class, workshop, seminar, or conference) in these areas: leadership and management, fundraising and development, marketing and visibility, and capacity building. Grant monies may be used to cover the registration fees, training materials, travel expenses, and associated costs. SCF expects applicants to use a portion of their own (or their organization’s) funds to help cover expenses for long-distance travel, overnight lodging at a multi-day conference, special meals, or sight-seeing excursions. 
Each request will be judged on its own merit. SCF will make an award decision and process the grant payment for approved requests within 3 to 4 working days of receiving an application. Only 501(c)(3) NPP member organizations are eligible to apply for funding. Those organizations interested in applying should first read the eligibility and application requirements found below, and then complete and submit the grant application form.

HOW TO BECOME AN NPP MEMBER

Membership is open to everyone; nonprofit organizations, businesses and corporations, government entities, and individuals.  Each Program membership costs $50 per calendar year.  NPP workshops are only open to NPP members and larger organizations may wish to obtain more than one membership.  Each membership allows for the reservation of two seats at any or all NPP workshops offered in 2016. Please call the Foundation if you have questions about joining NPP or the membership fee. Follow these steps to become a member:
  • Download and save a copy of the NPP Membership Form. Provide your contact information by typing directly on the form. You may also print the form and provide handwritten information (but please do so legibly).
  • Make your check payable to Solano Community Foundation, or click here to access the NPP Fund page and make your online payment through PayPal (you  do not need a PayPal account). 
  • Regardless of the payment method used, please deliver or mail in your completed membership form to:

                                      744 Empire Street, Suite 240, Fairfield, CA  94533. 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  • Click here to register online. Make your choice and complete the registration form.
  • To register by phone, call the Foundation at 707-399-3846.
  • To register by email, send a message to scfadmin@solanocf.org with your contact information, the name of your organization, and the name of the workshop you want to attend.
  • You may also visit our offices and register in person. 

WORKSHOP LOCATION & SCHEDULE

All workshops and meetings will be conducted at SCF, located at 744 Empire Street, in Fairfield, in the new Buck Training Center located on the second floor.
Click on this link to view and download our 2017 NPP Workshop & Meeting Schedule.
  • NPP Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  By request, we have added some 'all-day' workshops to the 2017 schedule.
  • Preferred seating capacity is 35, the maximum is 50.  Registration for a seat at any of our workshops is made on a "first come - first served" basis.  We reserve the right to limit the number of attendees from a single organization if seating availability is at or near capacity.  

WORKSHOP TOPICS and AREAS OF INTEREST

Solano Community Foundation  offers free workshops to Nonprofit Partnership Program members as a benefit of joining. NPP workshops cover topics of interest for the staff, volunteers, and board members of nonprofit organizations, and interested community members. 
Workshop topics for 2017 include strategic planning, finding funders, fundraising rules, proposal writing, building a project budget, operating a nonprofit like a business, social media basics, publicity and public relations, and H.R. basics.
Workshops are facilitated by experienced and qualified trainers and presenters who share their knowledge and skills with attendees and encourage them to participate. Content presented and materials provided are geared toward "best practices." Workshops focus on capacity building, i.e., improving the performance and success of nonprofits in delivering their programs and services.

BECOME A PARTNER - JOIN NPP

Click on this link to view our 2017 NPP Membership List.

Click on the brochure image below to access the NPP membership form!

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GRANTEE REPORTS

All grant recipients are required to submit a Grantee Final Report.  A Media Release Form must be signed and included with the submission of project photos.