PARKERSBURG - Leaders and volunteers of nonprofit groups will meet in Parkersburg this month to discuss a new support network for nonprofits in West Virginia.
The town hall meeting, one of several scheduled for across the state, will be 9:30 a.m. May 29 in the Fort Boreman Room in the Judge Black Annex on Market Street.
For more than 30 years, there has been debate and discussion about creating a support network for nonprofits in West Virginia with a statewide nonprofit association, a press release states. With one out of every 10 jobs in the state being with a nonprofit organization, this sector serves a critical role in communities on the local and state level, officials said.
An advisory board was formed last fall to lead the W.Va. Nonprofit Association. The advisory board has been taking the ideas of the state's nonprofit leaders to create, plan and launch the organization this summer.
"After several months of intensive study in late 2010 and input from more than 250 nonprofit leaders/volunteers from across our state, the West Virginia Grantmakers with our partner, the West Virginia Community Development Hub, found it a high priority to create a statewide nonprofit association for the Mountain State," said Paul Daugherty, president and CEO of the W.Va. Grantmakers and a lead facilitator of the W.Va. Nonprofit Association initiative.
To RSVP for the town hall forum or obtain more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 304-517-1450.