The NSG held 12 Community Conversations with more than 150 nonprofit leaders across our 9-county region (4 in Erie, 2 in Chautauqua, 1 each in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming) in Winter 2019. The goals of the community conversations were to introduce the NSG to the community, test what the group learned in the report and test the group’s initial thinking on potential strategies.
Collaboration Feedback Forum
From May-September 2020, the NSG facilitated conversations with nonprofits and government in WNY and Monroe County to understand what supports the sector needs during recovery from the COVID crisis. The goal was to identify targeted, impactful ways the NSG can support the sector’s recovery, in coordination with other efforts in the region. Collaboration and Back Office Supports were some of the top needs identified during those conversations. The purpose of this discussion was to gain more clarity around the needs of nonprofits in this area and what resources they would like offered. In response to what we heard, the NSG is launching a quarterly lunch & learn series and Impact HQ. .