Capacity Building Training Offered This Spring in Appalachia | News, Sports, Jobs

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Appalachian Nonprofit Resource Center (ANRC) is offering free capacity-building training this spring to nonprofits in the region through a partnership between the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO).

This phase of the ANRC program is piloting an experimental model centered on geography made possible thanks to the partnership.

Through the Technical Assistance Program, nonprofit leaders in Appalachia in Ohio will receive training in one of four areas: financial management, programs and operations, fundraising, or board development. ‘administration. ARC and FAO have selected 19 organizations for the 2022 program.

ARC’s ANRC was originally developed in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region, particularly on nonprofits in Appalachia. It has become a resource center designed to foster sustained growth in Appalachia’s diverse and vibrant nonprofit sector.

Through the I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund, FAO creates opportunities in five programmatic areas known as the Pillars of Prosperity: Arts and Culture; Community and economic development; Education; environmental stewardship; and Health and Social Services. A key part of FAO’s work through the I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund is to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in Ohio’s Appalachia through partnerships like this one with ANRC and the CRA. In addition to capacity, the ICA Fund also provides financial investments through grants, recoupable grants in the form of loans and scholarships, while serving as a hub for collaboration in the region.

Hargrove International, a Georgia-based consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, nonprofit management, and asset-based economic development, provides the training. The ANRC is jointly managed by the ARC and Hargrove.

As with the inaugural training, instruction is delivered online over a 10-week period. Content Specialists lead instructional sessions, share resources, oversee assignments, and moderate discussions designed for nonprofit organizations.

Each organization receives five one-on-one counseling sessions to help with their work and to meet the unique needs of the organization.

To learn more about the Appalachian Foundation of Ohio and the opportunities to give, grow and create with FAO, visit or contact inf[email protected] or 740-753-1111.

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