The Sisters Health Foundation approach also involves supporting ways we can strengthen the internal and external capacity of the nonprofits we serve. Two organizations—Marietta College Nonprofits LEAD and the West Virginia Nonprofit Association—have full-time staff members dedicated to supporting the nonprofits in our service area with webinars, workshops, conferences, and one-on-one help on a variety of capacity-building projects ranging from board development to financial management. Another great resource for any nonprofit is One Rising, a CSJ Ministries capacity-building initiative.
We also seek to offer assistance during site visits and other in-person meetings with nonprofits. With our work spanning parts of two states, we realize that we have a unique and broad view of nonprofits engaging in similar work. We aim to connect nonprofits with one another with the view that by working together, we can have the greatest impact.