Piscataqua Savings Bank is the proud supporter of over 110 Seacoast area nonprofits. We’re highlighting a few of the nonprofits doing incredible, critical work in our Seacoast community with our Seacoast Spotlight Series. Next up in our spotlight is GoodWork.
For new nonprofits, developing a mission, putting together marketing and fundraising plans, and submitting all the necessary paperwork required to achieve tax-exempt status can be daunting tasks that emerging nonprofits may struggle with on top of establishing credibility, building their network and finding affordable office space. GoodWork provides a solution to that challenge by supporting, developing, and strengthening greater Seacoast nonprofits by maximizing their capacity to deliver services through customized strategic support through their nonprofit incubator program and by offering affordable live and work space. By building on incubator participant’s strengths, GoodWork assists them to be more effective, collaborative, adaptive, and better prepared to achieve their mission.
The GoodWork Network
The GoodWork community provides nonprofit leaders with a shared brain trust where they can gain moral support and participate in peer-to-peer networking and problem solving. The GoodWork professional partners network consists of dozens of experienced business leaders, consultants and nonprofit experts, who provide counsel to incubator participants. GoodWork mentors are current or former nonprofit executives who share their knowledge and experience, provide support, and assist participants as they network and build social capital. The GoodWork team works with leaders and organizations to improve systems, enhance communication, support the development of leadership, staff, and board, reduce conflict, and clarify mission and strategic vision.
Seacoast Nonprofit Incubator Program
GoodWork’s team of skilled and experienced coaches, professional partners, and mentors facilitate learning and guide incubator participants on the path towards success. GoodWork incubator participants are idea phase, early-stage or start-up nonprofit organizations led by passionate, creative, and energetic leaders addressing community challenges in the greater Seacoast region. Startup, early-stage and small to mid-size nonprofits often have little to no technology, legal, human resources and operational expertise in house. The cost for top-notch service in each of these critical areas can be out of reach for these organizations. At GoodWork, incubator participants have access to pro bono professional consultation and support. All GoodWork incubator participants go through a rigorous intake and assessment process that includes recommendations for optimization, a slate of goals and deliverables, suggested cohort learning opportunities and a timeline for completion of measurable outcomes. Upon entry, participants will begin working with an executive coach, professional partners, and a mentor. Accepted incubator participants will engage in the incubation process for up to two years. You can learn more about past incubator participating organizations on GoodWork’s website.
How to Support GoodWork
Piscataqua Savings Bank is a proud supporter of GoodWork’s mission to support new and emerging Seacoast region nonprofits. There are a number of ways to support GoodWork; visit their website to learn more.
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