Resources for nonprofits
The Cooper Foundation believes that strong nonprofits help to build a strong community. To help build the capacity of nonprofits in the Waco area, the foundation hosts monthly Nonprofit Network meetings, as well as Board Governance trainings.
This FREE monthly gathering of Waco area nonprofit professionals and volunteers provides an opportunity for networking, peer learning, and professional development.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along promotional materials for upcoming events and projects.
The meetings are held on the third Thursday of August-May at the Texas Life Annex (1000 Washington Avenue, Waco).
The next Nonprofit Network is on September 19th and will be about the 2020 Census. Check back soon for the registration link!
8:00am Doors open for Refreshments & Networking
8:30am Welcome, Announcements & Program Begins
9:45am Q&A Time
10:00am Program Concludes
To receive meeting notifications, please sign up by following this link.
Board Governance Training
Because we believe that strong nonprofits are governed by strong boards, the Cooper Foundation is pleased to offer free board governance training several times a year to current nonprofit board members, potential board members, and nonprofit staff. Our goal is to ensure that all board members in Waco are trained in board governance.
Our next board governance training is scheduled for September 13, 2019. If you would like to be notified of future board governance training opportunities, please sign up by following this link.
You may find a presentation from our May 2019 training at this link: May 2019: Laying the Foundation Presentation.
If you would like to request a copy of our Building High Performing Boards: Laying the Foundation workbook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more nonprofit management resources in the Waco area, please visit www.mclennannonprofits.org.
Past Meeting Handouts
Nonprofit Data: Making the Connection Between Numbers and Narratives – May 2019
- May 2019 Presentation
- Stay tuned for additional resources
Management & Coaching: Completing Tasks, Inspiring Vision, and Developing Your Team – February 2019
Financial Health: The Importance of Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements – January 2019
The Nonprofit Ecosystem: Systems-Level Approaches for Sustainable Change – November 2018
Donor Demographics & Tax Law Changes in McLennan County – September 2018
Are You Sure That’s Where You Are Going? Theory of Change and Your Organization’s Role in the Nonprofit Ecosystem – February 2018
Creating a Culture of Learning – October 2017
- No presentation, this meeting was a panel discussion
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Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are due on the following dates through our online grant making system. Visit our grants page to learn more about the process of applying.
June 13, 2019
August 8, 2019
September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 18, 2019
January 9, 2020
February 13, 2020
March 12, 2020