Five area organizations, including representatives from the Care and Share in Crookston, recently completed a two year intensive training program called Vital Nonprofits.

Five area organizations, including representatives from the Care and Share in Crookston, recently completed a two year intensive training program called Vital Nonprofits.

    The mission of the Vital Nonprofits initiative is to invest and build the long term sustainability of the region’s nonprofit organizations through targeted and intensive training, assessment, technical assistance, peer learning and coaching opportunities.

    This training was provided by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation through workshops and assistance from high quality consultants.

    The five organizations that were selected to participate in the Vital Nonprofits program were the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area, Clear Waters Life Center, Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, Care and Share of Crookston, and the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter.

    “These organizations committed to a long-term process of improving their daily operations,” says Nate Dorr, senior program officer at Northwest Minnesota Foundation.  “They invested significant time to plan for the future, develop better financial management and communication practices, and address their staffing needs. The end result is better services in our communities.”  
    
    The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is a public charitable nonprofit community foundation serving 12 northwestern Minnesota counties with a mission to invest resources, facilitate collaboration, and promote philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work. Learn more at www.nwmf.org.