Scranton, PA – Scranton Area Community Foundation, through its Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, announces the launch of its brand new Executive in Residence Program which invites nonprofit organizations in the region the opportunity to apply for one-on-one support from one of our highly skilled, contracted Executives in residence free of charge, through the support of the Moses Taylor Foundation and the Scranton Area Community Foundation.
The one-on-one direct support offered by our professionals and experts in specific fields and disciplines is intended to assist regional nonprofit organizations with specific issue areas, upcoming projects, or areas where the organization may wish to grow its capacity. The Executives may provide hands-on assistance, expertise, coaching and/or knowledge to help accomplish a particular organizational goal and to help build the organization's capacity for the future. Nonprofit organizations accepted to the program will be authorized for a particular number of hours with an Executive with the expertise that would best meet their needs. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, financial management, strategic planning, team building, leadership development, and fundraising planning. The Executive in Residence Program will run through June 2019.
 
All support provided by an Executive in Residence will be held in strict confidence. The Scranton Area Community Foundation will only track information relevant to running the program, such as time worked by the Executive and the establishment and success of meeting targeted goals. The Foundation will not be made aware of specific items discussed between the organization and the Executive, and will not need to be made aware of the goals created between the Executive and the organization. Additionally, an organization's application to the program will be held in strict confidentiality.  

Nonprofit organizations who wish to be considered for this opportunity can submit an application through our website http://www.safdn.org/1556/introducing-our-executive-in-residence-program/

For more information on the Executive in Residence Program or the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203.

The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence was established by the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2012 to serve the capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in the Lackawanna County region to help them meet their critical missions more effectively and to improve their impact throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence works with partners to provide relevant training programs, technical assistance, and additional resources free of charge to local nonprofit organizations.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is on a mission to enhance the quality of life for all people in Lackawanna County through the development of organized philanthropy. With assets of more than $40 million and more than 180 charitable funds, the Scranton Area Community Foundation distributed over $1.3 million in grants and scholarships in 2018. Additional information about the Scranton Area Community Foundation can be found at www.safdn.org.