Resources for Agencies

Agency Coalitions and Collaborations in Chatham County

Chatham Drug Free

The mission of Chatham Drug Free is to create a vibrant coalition of diverse community stakeholders in Chatham County, North Carolina. The Coalition educates the community about the risks, dangers and consequences of underage substance abuse. The Coalition works with all members of the community including youth, parents, agencies, organizations and policymakers identifying problems, strategizes and implements activities aimed at preventing underage substance abuse. (www.chathamdrugfree.org)

Chatham Health Alliance

The Chatham Health Alliance, which formed in early 2015, is the coordinating coalition for health-related efforts in the county. The Alliance aims to improve the health of Chatham County residents, with a focus on the health priorities identified in the Community Health Assessment – obesity, access to mental health services, and access to healthcare. The Alliance is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders and meets regularly to plan and coordinate efforts. To learn more about the Chatham Health Alliance and our current work visit: www.chathamnc.org/chathamhealthalliance. For questions or to join the Chatham Health Alliance, please contact Sarah Weller Pegna (sarah.weller@chathamnc.org).

Chatham Reads

Chatham Reads is a collaborative effort in Chatham to increase reading across the county. Leadership is provided by the Chatham Education Foundation and Chatham County Public Schools. The goals for Chatham Reads are to build community partnerships to increase literacy awareness; distribute books in the community to increase reading in homes; and raise funds to support summer reading programs and other reading projects. For more information, please contact Jaime Detzi of the Chatham Education Foundation (jaime@cefmail.org) or Dr. Amanda Hartness, Chatham County Schools (ahartness@chatham.k12.nc.us).

Executive Director's Circle

An informal gathering of executive directors to share agency and program successes and challenges, to provide support and ideas to one another and to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

When: The third Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Virlie's Grill in Pittsboro
Contact: Vicki Newell, 919-542-6424, vicki@chathamliteracy.org

Chatham Nonprofit Network (CNN)

CNN is an informal initiative by local nonprofit professionals that provides regular, face-to-face opportunities for growing relationships and knowledge between staff and volunteers working in, with, and in support of Chatham's nonprofit sector.

Participation is open to anyone who shares our mission to "… bring nonprofit stakeholder together to promote, support, and advocate for nonprofit organizations based in or serving Chatham County."

Presently, CNN meets six times per year (generally alternating months) on a Friday in different nonprofit host locations. Meeting activities facilitate new nonprofit colleague introductions and building relationships between individuals and organizations. Every meeting begins with informal and structured opportunities to share information, ideas, and request peer support. Some meetings also offer a guest speaker or presentations. CNN is coordinated by volunteers and does not offer online sharing tools at this time. Meeting participants are welcome to exchange business cards and printed materials. Our communications partner, Chatham Connecting, distributes meeting announcements.

To sign up for CNN's e-list to receive meeting announcements, email Alyce Twomey at alyce.twomey@chathamconnecting.org.

Grant Resources

Statistics and additional information are available on the Data and Statistics page.

Chatham County Nonprofit Grant Process and Policy

http://www.chathamnc.org/residents/nonprofit-partners-grantees/nonprofit-grants-policy

Carolina Meadows

Carolina Meadows is a continuing care retirement Community (CCRC) in North Chatham. Through Community Grants, Carolina Meadows funds programs throughout Chatham County. For information on grants, go to carolinameadows.org/about-us and click on "Community Grants." (carolinameadows.org)

Galloway Ridge

Galloway Ridge is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in North Chatham. The Galloway Ridge Charitable Fund supports many community efforts in Chatham County and nearby areas. For information on grants, contact the Director of Public Relations. (gallowayridge.com)

Triangle Community Foundation

Triangle Community Foundation inspires and mobilizes giving, leadership, and action. By working together with donors and nonprofits to address critical community issues, we envision a vibrant Triangle that ensures everyone thrives. Since 1983, the Foundation has been committed to this work, and with the help of our generous family of donors, each year we grant over $25 million back into the community to make a difference. (trianglecf.org)

United Way of Chatham County

The mission of the United Way of Chatham County is to increase the financial and human resources available for providing human care services to county residents. Grants are provided to agencies throughout Chatham County. (nonprofitpages.com/uwcc)

Leadership

Executive Service Corps of the Triangle

Executive Service Corps of the Triangle provides professional, affordable consulting services to nonprofits in Orange, Durham, Chatham and Wake counties. ESC Volunteer Consultants provide Board development and strategic planning services, facilitate Board retreats, coach Executive Directors, conduct financial and organizational assessments, create fundraising and communications plans. (esctriangle.org)

Network for Good

Network for Good is an online giving resource for non-profits without their own online giving capabilities. (networkforgood.org)

Nonprofitexpert.com

Nonprofitexpert.com provides links to online information about a variety of topics including Grant Writing, Nonprofit Newsletters, Board Development. Some of the grants are specific to a county. (nonprofitexpert.com)

N.C. Center for Nonprofits

N.C. Center for Nonprofits serves as a statewide network for nonprofit boards and staffs, an information center on effective organizational practices, and an advocate for the nonprofit center. (ncnonprofits.org)

Small Business Center at CCCC

Central Carolina Community College and the Small Business Center (SBC) offer help to non-profit agencies as well as businesses. The Small Business Center focuses on the needs of its particular area, working with businesses or non-profits individually, as well as advocating and building alliances through larger activities. The SBC provides training in the area of business plan development and programs designed to assist executives and leaders in developing successful and thriving businesses and non-profit agencies. It also offers free business counseling, a library of professional resources, a powerful business alliance, business owner classes, planning aids, and educational seminars and workshops. The goal of the Small Business Center is to help develop the local economy "one business at a time."

Non-profit leaders and board members can attend free seminars that cover common topics such as writing a business plan, managing cash flow, managing staff, and developing a marketing plan. Individual consultation is then available regarding challenges that are identified.

Jon Spoon
Small Business Center Coordinator
Central Carolina Community College
Address: 764 West Street, Building 1, Room 209, Pittsboro NC 27312
919-545-8013
http://www.chathamsbc.com