What is Technical Assistance?
Technical Assistance (TA) is broadly defined as support to help nonprofits acquire any specialized service or skill that is not currently resident within the organization, but which it may need in order to operate more effectively or strengthen sustainability.
Technical Assistance at C4NPR for 501(c)(3) Organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan
The Center for Nonprofit Resources provides a range of services to support local nonprofits through the entire life-cycle of a nonprofit. It’s easy to request support. Determine the type of support you are looking for and click on the button below to submit a request. Requests are processed in the order they are received.
C4NPR provides a range of services to help organizations fulfill their missions more effectively and increase the capacity of organizations including:
- Direct, one-on-one consultation (technical assistance) and support can be scheduled face-to-face, via phone or email on a range of nonprofit topics.
- Facilitation of collaborative ventures for the purpose of sharing capital or program costs.
Not sure what help to request from The Center? Our short self-assessment helps you focus on your top capacity building priority. This clarity will help maximize your time with your TA consultant. Click here to download your copy.
Active 501(c)(3) organizations
C4NPR provides a range of services to help organizations fulfill their missions more effectively and build capacity. Frequent requests for TA support include:
- Board Development
- Fiscal Responsibilities
- Grant Writing
- Human Resources
- Organization Development
- Program Development
- Strategic Alliances/Mergers
- Strategic Planning
- and more……
|If you don’t see what you are looking for on the list, don’t let that stop you from submitting a request.|
The Center maintains a database of consultants that have been used by other local organizations in a variety of areas including the development of HR policies and procedures, board development, fundraising and strategic planning, to name a few. Please submit a request for TA to discuss the unique needs of your organization.
Forming a 501(c)(3)
For those person(s) who have made the decision to form a 501(c)(3), this page has a wealth of information about the legal issues as well as IRS and State responsibilities. http://www.c4npr.org/main/starting-a-nonprofit/.
The Center can assist you with additional questions; however, we do not offer legal assistance with the formation of new 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations nor can we offer assistance completing forms.
Evaluating whether or not to form a 501(c)(3)
For those person(s) who are evaluating whether or not to start a nonprofit, this page has a wealth of information and presents some critical questions for your consideration. http://www.c4npr.org/main/starting-a-nonprofit/.
With over 3,200 registered nonprofits in Lucas County alone, starting your own nonprofit can be a difficult proposition. Carefully consider your options before making a final decision. The term “nonprofit organization” is a tax designation; it’s not about how little profit you make. In truth, you can’t be sustainable unless you raise more money than you spend.
The Center can assist you with additional questions; however, we do not offer legal assistance with the formation of a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor can we offer assistance completing forms.
Dissolution of a 501(c)(3)
When an organization considers ending its life, it is both a difficult and complex process. Everyone involved needs to be involved in the decision including a nonprofit board, administrative and line staff, partners and stakeholders. The Center can assist you with a dissolution plan and additional resources; however, we do not offer legal assistance with the dissolution of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor can we offer assistance completing forms.
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