Non-Profit Support Center (TCR-NPSC)
The TCR Nonprofit Support Center offers an experienced, comprehensive
approach to organizational capacity building, specifically tailored for
nonprofit start-ups and smaller to moderate size
organizations wishing to expand and enhance their activities. TCR's
comprehensive approach guides your organization through the steps toward
increased program effectiveness and connects you with the resources required
to turn your concepts into concrete actions.
Investing in a comprehensive approach also enables you to draw on TCR's
experience in the government, nonprofit, and commercial sectors,
strategically positioning your organization to:
- Achieve organizational viability and build the name recognition required
to address your stated mission.
- Gain improved access to available funding opportunities most suited to
- Avoid the common legal, financial and organizational pitfalls of the
Organizational start-up and nonprofit status
Launching an effective new or redefined organization demands both strategic
thinking and prior experience. TCR utilizes its experiences to help you
turn your vision into a viable nonprofit entity. Whether drafting a
business plan or by-laws, establishing core principles, evaluating your
potential "competition," or advising on the exacting process of the 1023
(IRS 501(c)(3) application), TCR offers a comprehensive package, first
assessing where you stand and then helping you move toward your goal of
nonprofit status in the most timely and cost effective manner.
Professional services and recruitment
Your organization's potential evolves from the skills, experience,
and integrity of your team. TCR can assist you in identifying and
evaluating the best human resources for your growing organization.
Many smaller organizations miss opportunities due to a lack
of grant and proposal writers on staff. TCR can offer you
significant savings in overhead by providing these services on an
as-needed basis and by helping to train for the future.
Access to Government resources
Many nonprofit organizations receive the bulk of
their funding from government agencies, but this is only possible
because they know where and how to look for such resources. TCR will
help your organization register with the government agency that offers
funding in your arena and brief you on emerging opportunities that
correspond with your mission criteria.
Increasingly, two critical elements in nonprofit growth are
identifying and collaborating with other nonprofits with similar or
complementary objectives. TCR can assist in this process by using its
extensive knowledge and contacts in the nonprofit arena, facilitating partnerships and enabling your
organization to leverage the strengths of new partners in order to
expand the impact of your mission. Cooperative activities might include joining with other organizations in a single proposal to a donor; common administrative or recruting activities; exchanging experience with donor reporting; joint evaluations of programs, and sharing planning and strategy experience.