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Growing POWERfully

New technology that led to stability and growth. Changed procedures and practices that strengthened staff and boards. Honest sharing among peers in order to confront fears. And helpful consultants asking ”really incisive and probing questions.” We check in with the initial POWER cohort, one year later. Learn More »

Growing Stories in our Community

There were words. And pictures. And video. And laughter. And singing. There were stories. Eleven nonprofits capped off six months of workshops and coaching in the art of telling their story with a fun celebration. Learn what happened at “Growing Stories in our Community.” Learn More »

Six Nonprofits Start New Capacity Building Program

We have a new group of nonprofits for our capacity building initiative POWER (People & Organizations With Energy & Resilience.) The program is designed to assist grassroots organizations and organizations in the start-up lifecycle phase. Six nonprofits will be working for a year to increase their strength and operating capacity. Learn More »

Flags, Legos and Warm Summer Evenings

On a late afternoon a few weeks ago, Washington Square Park on Syracuse’s Northside was hopping. Children of all ages played on the playground as parents watched, basketball players shot hoops, and some kids delighted in playing with the fountain. Learn how a “What if…” mini grant helped. Learn More »

New Leaders for the Future

“I cannot be halfhearted about the organization or I will be unlikely to invest in its future” – outcomes of our third Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program. Learn More »

RFQs for Consultant Expertise

Request for Qualifications For consultants with experience & expertise in nonprofit organizational development and challenges facing grassroots organizations or organizations in the start-up lifecycle phase. If interested please complete the RFQ. Submission Deadline: June 22, 2016

Funders Collaborate on StoryGrowing

In the spring of 2016 eleven organizations began a nine-month learning program called StoryGrowing, a new initiative to build nonprofit and community capacity in storytelling. What’s next for the participants? Learn More »

Spring Workshops and Trainings

It may still be winter, but we’re busy thinking about our Spring Training. With us, it’s boards, stories and funding strategies instead of baseball. Here are the four workshop and training opportunities we’ve got on the horizon! Learn More »

Welcoming the latest ADVANS cohort

The Foundation announced $481,000 in capacity assistance for five local organizations. The five new nonprofits will be participating in the fifth round of ADVANS (Advancing and Developing the Assets and Value of Nonprofits in Syracuse), a major capacity building initiative started by the Foundation in 2007. Learn More »

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