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Capacity Building

From a morning workshop to a yearlong strategic planning process, capacity building activities cover a huge spectrum and can be defined as any activity that helps a nonprofit work toward its mission. Serving nonprofits to advance their missions is the basis of our work at MNA: It shapes our values as an organization and defines our mission statement.

At MNA our Capacity Building services are designed to match the needs that exists within the sector for more efficient management practices, strategic working, and sustainable fund development practices.

MNA, in its position as a statewide body, is well-placed to offer expert advice on issues relating to best practice, financial sustainability, and public policy within the nonprofit sector in Michigan. Additionally, reflecting the recent financial climate in the sector and increasing demand for operational and fiscal efficiency, more and more nonprofits are in need of these services.

MNA’s Capacity Building Services focus on addressing the gap in service provision in the following areas:

o Advice on Emerging Trends in the Sector
o Advocacy and Public Policy Engagement
o Building Strategic Alliances
o Promoting Collaborations with Community Partners
o Consulting on Strategic and Operational Planning Processes
o Train the Trainer Opportunities to ensure best practice delivery among Management Support Organization in Michigan

For information about additional training and services available through our Management Support Organization Network, please visit  their websites included below.

Management Support Organization (MSO) Network Partners

536 N Jackson
Jackson, MI  49201

Nonprofit Network customizes our services for each organization based on where they are in their life cycle, mission and structure. Using industry best practices as our guide, we work with organizations to first ensure they understand governance.

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Executive Director
Rob Spurling

Community Advancement Network's mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region through capacity building services that enhance effectiveness and efficiency.

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201 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The Johnson Center’s Nonprofit Services program area works to enhance the quality of nonprofit organizations throughout West Michigan and beyond.

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16250 Northland Dr. Ste 390
Southfield, MI 48075

We offer No-Cost Organizational Assessments to identify client needs. We specialize in Strategic Planning/Business Planning and Financial Management Solutions. We conduct board retreats on those topic as well as Board Development.

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1175 Erie Street
Marquette, MI 49855

Our team of staff and consultants work with nonprofits throughout the region. We believe that all community members play a critical role in creating a healthy environment for youth. Therefore, we strive to assist nonprofit organizations of all shapes, sizes and missions.

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202 E Grandview Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49684

NorthSky's mission is to build strong communities by helping nonprofit organizations achieve and sustain excellence.

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315 S Rose St
Kalamazoo MI 49007

Our team of staff and consultants works with nonprofits throughout the region. We believe that all community members play a critical role in creating a healthy environment for our youth.

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310 E. Third Street
Flint, MI 48502

Founders, nonprofits and technical assistance providers will work collaboratively in a learning community. They will demonstrate adaptive capacity individually, within their respective organizations and sub-sectors, and as a collaborative whole system.

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1100 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

NEW offers nonprofits in southeast Michigan resources, technology, and services to meet the challenges of doing more with less.

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15 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Nonprofit Alliance is a membership-based capacity building program that delivers knowledge and tools to help area nonprofits foster excellence in leadership and management.

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Metro Detroit Office
28 W. Adams, Suite 1500
Detroit, MI 48226
Lansing Office
330 Marshall St, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48912