In a region as rich with nonprofits as ours, the state and sophistication of these organizations can vary widely. The same goes for the experience of volunteer board members in a place that’s always welcoming new, community-minded residents who want to be engaged.
Invest in Incredible — or I3 — is Gulf Coast’s initiative to help our region’s nonprofit organizations go (and grow) from being good at what they do to being incredible.
Through I3, we co-invest with nonprofits in customized professional consulting and other technical assistance, so they can strengthen their operational effectiveness, management, and board governance.
We know that one size can’t fit all when it comes to capacity-building programs for our nonprofit community. Whether it’s “board governance 101” for a fresh wave of volunteers or an intensive consulting engagement for a good group on the cusp of great things, we strive to meet our nonprofit partners where they are.
Certified Nonprofit Board Governance Consultants
Gulf Coast has partnered with a cadre of local consultants, all of whom completed three days of specialized training offered by BoardSource, the national expert in board governance, and are prepared to work with area nonprofits.
Our I3 consultants have diverse professional experience in both for-profit and nonprofit settings, with expertise in fundraising, strategic planning, financial analysis, organizational development, marketing, and more.
Please note that organizations must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for consulting support through I3:
• A 501(c)3 public charity
• Located in Gulf Coast’s service area
• Employ at least one paid staff member