Funding to support nonprofit capacity building in Kent County, Michigan

Technical Assistance Categories

Grants from the NPTA fund shall be awarded to nonprofit organizations to improve or increase organizational and management capacity in the following areas:

Planning

  • Diversity/Inclusion Assessment and Planning
  • Management Audit
  • Annual Planning
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Long-range Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Facility Planning
  • Organizational Evaluation
  • Fund Development Assessment and Planning
  • Marketing Plan
  • Program Evaluation

Human Resources

  • Staffing Structure/Plan
  • Job Classification and Analysis
  • Personnel Evaluation
  • Staff Development (see ineligible categories at bottom for additional clarification)
  • Salary Administration
  • Benefit/Pension Plans
  • Volunteer Management
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Coaching

Finance

  • Budgeting
  • Accounting Systems
  • Internal Controls
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Computerization
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Financial Policies/Procedures
  • Inventory Control
  • Investment Management

Information Technology

  • Technology Plans
  • Needs Assessment Planning
  • Management Information System
  • Hardware/Software Consultation
  • Software Purchase  (Maximum 1 year for subscription based software)
  • Database Design
  • Website Design
  • Network Design
  • Software Training/Support (Maximum 1 year technical support)

Corporate Structure/Board of Directors

  • Organizational Structures
  • Board Development
  • By-laws
  • Roles and Responsibilites
  • Board/Staff Teamwork
  • Assessment

Organizational Alternatives

  • Change in Corporate Status
  • Merger
  • Major Change in Program Direction
  • Dissolution
  • Joint Project or Collaboration (Grant amounts exceeding $10,000 may be considered for joint projects)

Technical assistance grants will not be made for the following activities:

  • General operating support
  • Equipment/hardware purchase
  • Construction or rehabilitation of facilities
  • Emergency repairs
  • Payroll needs
  • Debt liquidation
  • Routine financial audits
  • Expenses associated with capital campaigns
  • Feasibility studies
  • Videography
  • Staff development travel costs, webinars, certificate programs
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