IDA and Asset Building Collaborative of North Carolina
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
IDA and Asset-Building Collaborative of North Carolina of Raleigh is a statewide intermediary, and will provide performance measurement development services to 6 small to mid-size nonprofits chosen from counties of Caswell, Lenoir, Robeson, Scotland, Columbus, Halifax, Bertie, Hertford, Washington and Northampton. The Collaborative will hold four public meeting with technical assistance provided for other interested nonprofits, resulting in a community of practice for nonprofits with a mission of economic opportunity. The Collaborative is the lead for the grant, and has partners residing in the targeted areas to assess community needs, raise awareness for the opportunities to partner for the grant, and engage in public meetings in these distressed areas. North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative, Raleigh, NC, works with tribal communities to foster, enhance and promote economic development in urban and tribal Indian communities (8 tribes numbering 130,000), many of whom reside in the southern targeted counties of this grant. Choanoke Area Development Association is a large community action agency in the northeastern part of the state whose mission is to reduce and eliminate poverty in the east/northern areas of the state. Robeson Community College and Martin County Community College will provide venues for public meetings in the southern and northern clusters of the state. Both community colleges provide connections to local organizations and will provide meeting space, and audio visual services. Two partnering networks will raise awareness of the project: Agencies in our Community Based Asset Building VISTA project in 11 communities across the state, and Individual Development Account (IDA)agencies in 23 communities in NC. Our board members from housing, commerce, and MDC, Inc. (Benefit Bank) will support public meetings by providing expertise in specific economic opportunity domains. We are requesting $200,000 over two years.