As COVID-19 continues to impact day-to-day life, and our nonprofit community is increasingly stretched, many of us in the philanthropic community are exploring innovations and creative models to effectively support nonprofits. One potentially untapped asset that more foundations and nonprofits are exploring, is how to leverage skills-based volunteers to drive organizational effectiveness and resilience.
We would like to extend you a formal invitation to come and learn about one such model. Earlier this year, The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation made an investment in Catchafire, a capacity building resource for their grantees. The program launched just as COVID-19 was beginning to disrupt everyday life and although the program had to adapt to the changing environment, impact metrics have been strong from the outset.
Now armed with data and demonstrable proof of impact, the Sewall Foundation in collaboration with the Maine Philanthropy Center and the Maine Association of Nonprofits, are extending an invitation to the funder community to 1) learn about the Catchafire model and the impact-to-date; 2) hear directly from a nonprofit around how they have personally leveraged the resource and the value it has provided to their organization; and 3) explore the potential for program expansion through collaboration.
Please join us for an early morning Capacity Building with Catchafire session on October 20th, from 8:30am - 10am ET. We look forward to your participation and to an engaging conversation.