Nonprofit organizations play an integral role in promoting social equity on Long Island. To ensure that this important work continues, Building for Change, a new initiative, offers a comprehensive approach to the sustainability of these organizations. The goal is to ensure that organizations that address issues of social equity solidify their infrastructure so that they can sustain the valuable work they do and achieve a positive social impact on Long Island.
Building for Change is designed for organizations that fall into one of the following categories:
Two key aspects of the program are choice and confidentiality:
The 2012–2013 Building for Change grantees are:
Building for Change is a long-term engagement: 18 months, involving more than 200 hours of consulting time. The program’s premise is that change takes time. Building for Change consultants are aware and respectful of the many demands placed on staff and board of nonprofit organizations. The lead consultant and client will set goals and develop work plans together. Integral to the program is that one size does not fit all. This customized approach builds capacity one organization at a time.
The lead consultant selected by the organization will have a team of consultants to draw from if additional expertise is needed.
This remarkable opportunity is available to grantees of the Hagedorn Foundation. Grantees do not apply for money. They apply for an opportunity to build their capacity to deliver mission and achieve strategic impact. For the first 18-month opportunity, we will select a maximum of five grantees.