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Quincy nonprofits qualify for new growth initiative

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Five Quincy nonprofit organizations have been picked to receive more money and training as part of a new initiative set to begin this month.

The first-ever Nonprofit Excellence Initiative is organized by The Quincy Area Funders Collaborative, a partnership of John Wood Community College Foundation, the Moorman Foundation, Community Foundation serving West Central Illinois and Northeastern Missouri, the Tracy
Family Foundation and United Way of Adams County.

The organizations include Quincy Community Theatre, Cheerful Home, Quincy Family YMCA, Horizons, and Bella Ease, all in Quincy.

Organizers said they hope the new initiative helps the nonprofits grow.

"It helps them have all the tools to be successful," United Way executive director Jeremy Wingerter said. "Whether that's board development, fundraising or working with their staff, it gives them the tools so that they can be successful to do what they need to do best."

The initiative consists of two phases, the fist focusing on organizational assessment, leadership training, and executive coaching.

The second phase uses the knowledge and skills gained in the first phase to implement organizational strategic planning.

Each nonprofit will recieve $5,000 after it completes each phase.

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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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