Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are critical to thriving communities. The Foundation’s nonprofit development programs support Central Minnesota nonprofits by providing grants, training, resource referrals and loans.

Subscribe to the Initiative Foundation’s nonprofit newsletter to stay in the loop on upcoming trainings and other opportunities.

Nonprofit Grants

The Initiative Foundation provides grants to eligible nonprofits to support start-up or capacity-building projects. Foundation-hosted Partner Funds provide funding based on specific priority areas.

Upcoming Nonprofit Trainings

2024 Executive Roundtable

As a nonprofit executive director with a range of responsibilities, it can be a challenge to build leadership skills and network with others. We get…

Subject
Nonprofit
Start Date
February 21, 2024

Grant Writing 101

This beginner-level workshop is intended to help build new capacity for nonprofit organizations and local units of government. This intensive, hands-on training will help aspiring…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Princeton
Start Date
March 20, 2024

Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements

Julie Anderholm will present three FREE financial sessions in 2024 at Central Minnesota Jobs & Training in Monticello. The second session on Tuesday, March 26,…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Monticello
Start Date
March 26, 2024

2024 Continuous Improvement Cohort Program

The Initiative Foundation and Sourcewell are excited to bring the Performance Excellence Network back to Central Minnesota for a Continuous Improvement cohort. Join…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
March 28, 2024

Spring 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 1

Spring 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 1 – Unlock the Power of Profitable Events for Your Nonprofit! Attend one, two, or all three days of engaging,…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Staples
Start Date
April 16, 2024

Spring 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2

Spring 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2 – Spring into Success: Crafting Your Nonprofit Fundraising Calendar Workshop! Attend one, two, or all three days of engaging,…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Staples
Start Date
April 17, 2024

Spring 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 3

Spring 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 3 – Let’s Get Social! Attend one, two, or all three days of engaging, hands-on fundraising training to propel you…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Staples
Start Date
April 18, 2024

Grant Writing 101

This beginner-level workshop is intended to help build new capacity for nonprofit organizations and local units of government. This intensive, hands-on training will help aspiring…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Baxter
Start Date
April 30, 2024

Nonprofit Boards for the Real World

Back by popular demand: Unlike typical businesses, nonprofits are not owned. They are overseen by boards of directors who represent the best interests of an…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Braham
Start Date
May 7, 2024

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leadership

Executive directors of nonprofit organizations wear many hats as part of overseeing the organization and advancing the mission: fiscal oversight, board relations, strategic planning, organizational…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
May 15, 2024

Grant Writing 201

This intermediate-level intensive workshop is geared toward nonprofit staff or long-term volunteers with grant writing experience who are ready to take the next step in…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
August 8, 2024

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 1

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2: Tis the Season to Create Your Content Save the date for one, two, or all three days of exceptional,…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
October 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2: Get Ready for Year-End Save the date for one, two, or all three days of exceptional, practical fundraising training…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
October 2, 2024

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 3

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 3: Not Enough Hours in the Day Save the date for one, two, or all three days of exceptional, practical…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
October 3, 2024

Your 2025 Financial Roadmap

Julie Anderholm will present three FREE financial sessions in 2024. The last of the three sessions is on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Monticello. Lunch is…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Monticello
Start Date
October 22, 2024

Nonprofit Assistance

Running a nonprofit isn’t easy. There are resources available to help Central Minnesota nonprofits succeed. Initiative Foundation staff can connect you with the help you need.

Nonprofit Lending

Nonprofits may need access to capital for various purposes, such as expanding their programs, investing in infrastructure, or bridging temporary financial gaps. The Initiative Foundation provides lending for eligible projects.

Contact Us

Initiative Foundation staff members are here to help! Reach out to discuss your nonprofit’s needs.

Nicole Clements

Nicole Clements

Nonprofit Development Program Officer (320) 631-2048
Don Hickman

Don Hickman

Vice President for Community & Workforce Development (320) 631-2043

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