Early Seeds – Nonprofit Collaboration in Neighborhoods
Posted by Neighborhood Opportunity Network on April 4, 2009
One shared vision of the Neighbors Campaign is greater collaboration among nonprofits and local government and the residents of a local neighborhood. The theory is that strong neighborhoods have effective safety nets for residents in need – expanding well beyond typical government services – as well as an on-going network of residents and community-based organizations working together to improve the quality of life for all.
This past week, Jayne Park, who is leading the Nonprofit Advancement Fund for the Montgomery County Community Foundation, a key partner in the Neighbors Campaign, convened a few neighborhood based organizations active in Silver Spring and Wheaton area to learn more about the pilot stage of the Neighbors Campaign. MaryAnn Holohean with Nonprofit Montgomery joined in the meeting too. Take a moment to hear the reflections of these key nonprofit leaders representing a very diverse array of residents and organizations, we they reflect on the opportunities presented by the Neighbors Campaign. Jayne convened a similar meeting in February of nonprofits serving the Asian community. See earlier posts.
Meeting Participants: Amie Jallah, Metropolitan Community Development Corporation, Ana Lopez, Community Bridges, Diane Vy Nguyen-Vu, Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association, Jayne Park, Montgomery County Community Foundation, MaryAnn Holohean, Nonprofit Montgomery, Megan Moriarty, IMPACT Silver Spring and Frankie Blackburn, IMPACT Silver Spring.