Foundation To Assist Nonprofit Organizations Build Capacity

Foundation To Assist Nonprofit Organizations Build Capacity

  • 10/3/2017 2:02:57 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Richland County Foundation is accepting applications for its Osborne Meese Academy. The Academy, named to honor the Foundation’s founding father, was established to build capacity for nonprofit agencies, serve as an informational resource and act as a catalyst to encourage stronger collaboration in the community.

The Osborne Meese Academy encompasses three key components: education, professional support, and grant writing assistance.

Half-day educational workshops will be held February through November at the Foundation, 181 South Main Street. Topics such as developing a marketing and fundraising plan, engaging in collaborations, board development and identifying outcomes and measures will be explored.

Each nonprofit agency can bring two staff or board members to each session. The annual fee is $250 with the potential for financial assistance available.

Applications are available online at and are due December 8. For additional information call 419-525-3020.

About the Richland County Foundation

The Richland County Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3, was established in 1945 as a way for individuals to pool and invest their gifts for the long-term good of Richland County and its residents.

The Foundation helps people in Richland County give back to their community by investing their gifts for charity wisely so that grants can be made to improve the quality of life for all of the county’s citizens. Working together with donors, the Foundation meets important needs today and plans for a strong future.

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