Join the Cohort: How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s technical assistance program for nonprofit organizations. This special resource center recognizes the catastrophic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on our Region, and particularly on nonprofit organizations.
To lessen the immediate impact and future consequences, nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for free technical assistance in one of four topic areas:
- Short-term Financial Management – At the conclusion of this course, you will have the necessary financial tools in place and a plan to stabilize and sustain your operations.
- Long-term Financial Management – At the conclusion of this course, you will have a plan to restructure your programs and services in order to provide for long-term financial stability and growth.
- Mission and Operations – At the conclusion of this course, you will have reviewed your mission in light of COVID-19, identified the key issues you must address in the short term, and reworked your management process and operations for greater sustainability.
- Fundraising – At the conclusion of this course, you will have a realistic and actionable Development (i.e. fundraising) Plan capable of providing sustained and scalable support for your organization.
FREE Cohort Training
During fall and winter sessions, instruction will be conducted virtually through a dedicated, private online portal. Access to the Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center portal will be available through 2021. Experts will lead weekly “live” instruction, share pertinent resources, oversee completion of assignments, and lead topical discussions specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. You will also receive individual consultation to help your organization move toward sustainability. Your participation in this program will require approximately 40 to 50 hours of dedicated work during the selected session.
Criteria to Qualify
To be considered for participation in the training sessions, please complete this online 15-question application by Friday, October 16, 2020. Cohorts are encouraged to submit applications; however, organizations will not be penalized for submitting a single application. (A cohort is comprised of three-four organizations – aligned by geography or sector – participating in the same topic area and session.)
Please inform your ARC State Program Manager when you apply for this initiative.
Please EMAIL any questions about this program or the application process.