THE FORBES FUNDS

The Forbes Funds advances the well-being of our region by helping human service and community-based nonprofits build their management capacity and increase the impact of their mission work.

We support these nonprofits both as individual organizations and as a unified coalition of leaders, funders, and advocates working collaboratively throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

BUILDING MANAGEMENT CAPACITY AND INCREASING THE COLLECTIVE IMPACT OF OUR REGION'S NONPROFITS

Nonprofits often struggle with similar challenges when it comes to capacity building and delivering on their mission – time, treasure, talent and technology – but the specific needs of each nonprofit and where they are along the timeline of their developmental process is unique to each organization. TFF strives to support nonprofits by providing the best tools and resources during each phase of the organization’s development; and by partnering, collaborating, and advocating as a unified and positive force for collective impact in our communities.

Capacity Building

The Forbes Funds is committed to providing capacity building to nonprofits in Allegheny County through grants, technical assistance, education and other special initiatives. Our goal is to help guide not-for-profit agencies through challenging times, as well as the disruptive forces that present opportunities for growth. We provide these capacity building supports and services through the Executive-In-Residence (EIR) and Management Assistance Grant (MAGs) programs.

Social Innovation

Social innovation is a recognition that the complex challenges of today's society demand new kinds of solutions, and that the most fertile ground for developing these kinds of solutions is often found at the margins of our efforts and organizations: in non-traditional or collective approaches, emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary partnerships. 

The Forbes Funds takes a practical approach to social innovation, acting as a platform and catalyst to encourage the development of new tools, new models and new funding that positively impact large numbers of organizations and by extension the communities they serve.

Unity of the Sector

The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) is a growing coalition of more than 450 nonprofit organizations from a 10-county region in southwestern Pennsylvania. GPNP offers an array of services that provide our members with opportunities to deliver a unified voice on emerging public policies and positions the sector to be a collaborative driver of social change. We provide public policy analysis, education, advocacy and a portfolio of discounts on products and services that meet the current needs of individual members and the nonprofit sector as a whole.

ABOUT GPNP

 

OUR VISION

Our region's nonprofit sector gives citizens a greater voice, inspires public participation and promotes a vibrant community.

OUR MISSION

The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) strengthens our region by improving the viability, impact and effectiveness of nonprofits.

WHAT WE DO

             Advance a dynamic public policy, education and advocacy agenda

             Host ongoing educational and networking opportunities

             Publish and disseminate communications and action alerts on key public policy discussions

             Partner with businesses to provide members with discounted services and products

We Connect Nonprofit Partners.

GPNP engages and connects nonprofits across missions to build partnerships that strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of services provided to the community. We facilitate partnerships among nonprofits and local, statewide and nationally elected officials. GPNP also effectively links the hard work of our sector with the philanthropic community to support and inform both groups.

We currently have about 400 members.   https://forbesfunds.org/member-organizations

We Advocate for Nonprofits in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Our members advocate as a collective voice on important issues that impact the sector and our region.

We Advance the Nonprofit Sector in Our Communities.

GPNP advances the capacity and focus of the nonprofit sector to meet current and future community needs.

For information about the GPNP programs and initiatives, please click here:https://forbesfunds.org/what-we-do-new

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