Del Norte Nonprofit Alliance
Working together to improve nonprofit organizations in Del Norte County.
In 2013, Wild Rivers Community Foundation launched its first “Brown Bag Lunch” gathering for nonprofits after hearing that many of them were not connected to each other nor in relationships with one another. The lunches continued for a couple years but lacked deep impact on the sector as a whole. However, the lunches did provide a strong foundation for nonprofits to move from being in deep, trusted relationships with one another to actually working together to improve the health and well being of the entire nonprofit sector in Del Norte County.
Nonprofit leaders asked WRCF for support so they could better understand the current struggles and opportunities that Del Norte nonprofit organizations face. In the fall of 2016, Del Norte began a powerful journey toward change by listening deeply to the perspectives of local nonprofit executive directors, board chairs and community partners. The group found key insights that rang true for nonprofits across the sector and, together, they envisioned a brighter future for all nonprofits in Del Norte unified as the Del Norte Nonprofit Alliance.
With clear goals in mind to share resources and lift each other up, the Alliance applied for and received funding through BHC in 2017 to hire an official staff person to organize and lead the Alliance’s efforts from the WRCF office. The Alliance’s next step is to create “cafe” style back office support program in which members of nonprofit organizations can pick and choose the services they need, such as finance, human resources and grant writing.
To contact the Del Norte Nonprofit Alliance email Keri Mosey, nonprofit coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-465-1238
We support a regional network of organizations connected by their dedication to strengthen our region.
Sponsored by Wild Rivers Community Foundation, Wild Rivers Connect (WRC) is a task group of concerned residents, service organization directors and nonprofit custodians from Curry and Del Norte Counties, who are committed to seeking out, identifying and creating a current and accurate inventory of all community service organizations in our two counties.
This group, funded, in part, by support from the Ford Family Foundation, has been meeting at the Chetco Activity Center monthly to create the plan to gather the information about local service groups, create an affordable, yet comprehensive organizational list, locate hosting for the digital material and then publicize its existence to encourage its use. This organizational list will unite the local organizations and encourage cooperation by connecting them to one another.