The National Council of Nonprofit Associations plans to establish new associations in 15 states to support and strengthen the nonprofit sector, the group says.
The effort, funded by a $200,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, aims to create sustainable associations by providing technical assistance, case studies, convening meetings, and organizing site visits during the start-up process.
Ultimately, the state associations will provide nonprofits with research, information, training opportunities and resources for advocacy, the council says.
Some 50 similar state and regional associations already exist or are forming, representing some 22,000 nonprofit organizations.
The new associations are planned for the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.