Seven local non-profit organizations dedicated time, money, and resources to the capacity building program. IMPACT was hosted by The Van Wert County Foundation and aimed at increasing the capacity of our non-profit organizations by developing and strengthening skills, instincts, abilities, processes, and resources. Serving as an informational resource and acting as a catalyst to encourage stronger collaboration among nonprofit organizations essentially enhancing collective community impact.

Professionals from The Ohio Association of Non-profit Organizations presented workshops on the following topics: Board Development, Marketing, Fundraising, Outcomes and Measures, Financial and Legal, Leadership and Strategic Planning.  A local speaker presented on Human Resources while The Foundation hosted a Grant Writing workshop.

Organizations that participated in the inaugural year were: Crisis Care, Van Wert Area CVB, Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert County Ag Society, Van Wert County Humane Society, and YWCA of Van Wert County.

Only seven non-profit organizations will be accepted into this capacity building program for 2019. Requirements for acceptance is: 1) be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 2) have received funding from VWCF within the past three years, and 3) be governed by a board of directors.

Deadline for acceptance is Friday, January 18, 2019. The first session is on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.