Not-For-Profit Resources

Building Capacity of Nonprofit Organizations

aka Volunteer Center McHenry County   |   Crystal Lake, IL   |  www.nfpresources.org

Mission

Build Capacity of Nonprofit Organizations
We serve the Greater McHenry County IL area.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Ms Rebecca Stiemke

Main address

620 Dakota St

Crystal Lake, IL 60012 USA

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Formerly known as

Volunteer Center of McHenry County

EIN

27-1235653

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Strengthening our nonprofits is key in developing healthy communities. They play a fundamental role in creating more equitable and thriving communities. Today nonprofits face significant challenges. Findings from The Financial Health of the United States Nonprofit Sector report state: • 7-8% of U.S. nonprofits are technically insolvent, with liabilities exceeding assets. • 30% of the country’s nonprofits have lost money over a three-year period. • Larger nonprofits are just as likely as smaller ones to be unstable. • Nonprofits that depend on government contracts and fee-for-service revenue use debt more often, operate in a tighter liquidity range, and have smaller reserves. • Nonprofits more reliant on private philanthropy have less debt and larger reserves. Not-for-Profit Resources provides capacity services that help nonprofits look to the future.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Information and Referral

Our information and referral service help nonprofits in McHenry County find passionate volunteers and supporters to strengthen their mission. Every month 30 to 100 new volunteers contact our organization in person or via www.volunteeercentermchenrycounty.org. We provide services to individuals, corporations, schools, churches, and more.

Population(s) Served

Develop standard educational programs and tracks for nonprofits to improve nonprofit orgaznaitions' ability to provide services.
Fostering collaborations among nonprofits and community by creating network groups that encourage relationship building
Positioning nonprofits to confront barriers that keep individuals from reaching their potential by encouraging conversations, and providing resources, that cultivate an awareness of race, class, and gender inequality.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Work status and occupations

As a Funding Information Network Partner we offer free access to the Foundation Center Directory, a powerful grant and fundraising tool. The Directory delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.

With information from over 5 million grants, the "grant-maker" profiles provide a powerful summary overview of each funder's work along with all the pertinent details fundraisers need to find and approach great prospects.
Grant-maker profiles include:
Private & independent foundations
Corporate foundations
U.S. Federal funders
Public charities
International foundations

Population(s) Served

This program engages over 70 nonprofits. It provides awareness of mission for our nonprofits. It also give nonprofits an opportunity to interact and engage volunteers and donors.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Professional Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Developing standard educational programs and tracks for nonprofits to improve their ability to provide services.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Membership Requirements At this time, because of our funding, to qualify for membership your organization must provide services in the Greater McHenry County area and be a nonprofit, civic, or gov org

Number of volunteer management professionals trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Information and Referral

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our capacity building objectives include:
1. Developing standard educational programs and tracks for nonprofits to improve their ability to provide services.
2. Creating direct channels for individuals, groups, and businesses to connect with and expand nonprofit manpower through meaningful service.
3. Fortifying nonprofit organizations by raising their ability to create diverse fundraising streams.
4. Fostering collaborations among nonprofits and community by creating network groups that encourage relationship building
5. Positioning nonprofits to confront barriers that keep individuals from reaching their potential by encouraging conversations, and providing resources, that cultivate an awareness of race, class, and gender inequality.

For 10 years Not-For-Profit Resources has been delivering programs that strengthen nonprofits in McHenry County.
Over the last three years we have significantly increased our services.
• Our partnership with Universities, colleges, professionals, and funders allow us to cover about 40 capacity building topics annually. These classes impact Leadership, Fundraising, Marketing, Volunteer Management, and Grant Writing.
• As one of 10 in Illinois Foundation Center Partner Sites, we house one of the top grant search tools available.
• We are the lead volunteer information and referral organization serving McHenry County.
• We host the McHenry County Human Race, a program that provides an avenue for organizations to gain awareness in the community, and increase their volunteer and donor base.

Not-For-Profit Resources' mission is to build capacity of nonprofit organizations. We have a thirty-three-year history of providing services to nonprofit organizations in McHenry County. Our capacity building efforts began with volunteer information and referral. Through surveys, evaluations, one on one conversations with agencies and funders we identified other strengthening services needed in the nonprofit community.

Today we serve over 200 nonprofit organizations annually. We are a full-service capacity building organization. Our professional development for nonprofits is now the leading entity providing nonprofit training in McHenry County. Utilizing expert trainers, board members, executive directors, operations and development staff, and volunteers are learning best practices, and developing relationships and collaborations. This past spring, we began a partnership with Northern Illinois University. Our assessment of the initial NIU classes show an increased attendance of senior staff and board members.

By providing a diverse set of services to the nonprofit community we have been able to develop strategic communications and streamline our registration process electronically making it easy for individuals to participate. Last year 78 nonprofits participated in our 10th Annual Human Race program, making it the largest collaborative event in the county supporting nonprofit organizations. As one of 11 Foundation Center Partner Sites in Illinois our nonprofits can access, close to home, for free the largest US directory of grant resources. This tool includes data from over 5 million grants, contact information for over 140,000 funders, sample documents, and grant-writing tips, trainings, and other resources. Our initial volunteer information and referral program draws 30 to 100 new volunteers each month to help strengthen the missions of local nonprofits.

We are a nonprofit “hub” that is already providing services to the nonprofit community. We have relationships in place to provide these essential services. Our staff of two along with a volunteer base well over 100 and an active board are passionate about strengthening nonprofit organizations in order to create a healthy community. We are a sustainable organization and are positioned to successfully provide capacity building services.

Not-For-Profit Resources experienced key milestones in the last five years that expanded our mission of building capacity of nonprofit organizations.
1. January 1, 2015, we became a Foundation Center Partner Site, allowing us to bring a grant search tool to McHenry County. The program houses intuitive search functions and utilizes data from over 5 million grants and includes over 140,000 funder contacts. The tool delivers information needed for local nonprofits to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.
2. July 1, 2015 the Volunteer Center signed its first lease agreement. We moved into the Mental Health Board building. This move improved our identity and footing in the community. The move also provided opportunity for growth in our mission.
3. April 2018, we increase staff by adding a second fulltime employee. This not only increased our ability to expand services, it accelerated sustainability of our organization.
4. August 2018, we developed a partnership with Northern Illinois University which increased our ability to bring best practices to local nonprofits.
5. In 2019 our organization defined essential core objectives to help nonprofits thrive in mission and sustainability.
Today we provide services to over 200 nonprofits. Our capacity building objectives include:
- Positioning nonprofits to confront barriers that keep individuals from reaching their potential by encouraging conversations, and providing resources, that cultivate an awareness of race, class, and gender inequality.
- Developing standard educational programs and tracks for nonprofits to improve their ability to provide services.
- Creating direct channels for individuals, groups, and businesses to connect with and expand nonprofit manpower through meaningful service.
- Fortifying nonprofit organizations by raising their ability to create diverse fundraising streams.
- Fostering collaborations among nonprofits and community by creating network groups that encourage relationship building

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Not-For-Profit Resources

Board of directors
as of 1/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Jennifer Prindle Ciganek

Camping World

Term: 2017 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr Richard Rischall

Todd Kinker

Golden Eagle Community Bank

Joan Van Allen

Edward Jones

John Altman

Columbia College

Michelle Vincecio

Eder Cassella & Co

Sar Croffoot

America Family Insurance

Mark Peloquin

Corporate IT

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/14/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/14/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.