Who Should Apply?
Nonprofit organizations that are established in Minnesota for the public’s benefit and who cannot readily afford consulting help may apply for the CCP program. Consulting services will be provided in the various fields of OD, including but not limited to the following:
- Strategic planning–Values, vision, mission, strategy, and goals
- Organization structure and culture
- Board development
- Leadership and staff development
- Interpersonal and/or team conflict
- Organizational change
- Performance management
- Diversity and inclusion
Projects should be focused enough that they can be completed within the project’s 3-5 month project cycle. Organizations applying for the program should have the commitment of their board and leadership to devote sufficient time to work with the MNODN team. The services are provided pro-bono. For organizations selected there is a $200 fee due to cover MNODN costs for the engagement.
The CCP Application Process
There are two project cycles each year. The timeline for each cycle is as follows:
Fall Cycle: Applications are due in June by the deadline announced. Projects run September through January.
Spring Cycle: Applications are due in December by the deadline announced. Projects run March through July.
Step 1: Nonprofit organization completes the CCP Client Application and returns it by the deadline communicated. The application is reviewed to determine that your organization meets our criteria. To complete an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org and an application will be emailed to you along with the completion deadline
Step 2: A CCP consultant meets with your organization to explore your organization’s needs and answer further questions about the process.
Step 3: The CCP Core Team reviews the applications and selects the final candidate organizations. The number of organizations chosen depends on the needs and availability of member consultants during that cycle. You will be notified of the CCP’s Core Team’s decision and to identify next steps.