WHAT IS DCNP?
DCNP is a membership-based network of partners within the nonprofit sector serving DeKalb County. We are composed of nonprofit organizations in combination with resource providers who fund, help coordinate, and are supportive of the efforts of our nonprofit community. DCNP is directed by a local steering committee representing the areas of art and culture, education, health and human series, advocacy, community development and civic engagement.
Our role is to:
Increase the coordination, efficiency, and effectiveness of resource providers and nonprofit organizations serving DeKalb County
Provide education, training, and tools to strengthen local nonprofit agencies.
DCNP evolved from the rich history of engaged partners of the DeKalb County nonprofit community. These committed providers of services to DeKalb County realized that it would make sense to encourage and maximize sharing opportunities and resources to meet the growing training needs of the community. Out of this a loosely formed “Training Consortium” convened providers in the area who began to meet regularly to discuss joint training needs and cross-agency training events. Working through the DeKalb County Community Foundation, they communicated through an e-mail distribution list and convened a planning committee with the goal of creating a stronger structure to provide services and support to the growing nonprofit community and to those who benefit from their work. Many of the members of this original planning committee now serve on the DCNP Steering Committee and are building upon the success and commitment of those who came before them.
DCNP’s mission is to increase effective and efficient services in DeKalb County through the cooperation of nonprofit organizations and resource providers working together to provide access to resources and professional development opportunities to create positive organizational impact. DCNP is dedicated to supporting our community’s nonprofit organizations and recognizing their benefit to and significant impact on the community. We strive to expand the capacity of our nonprofit community by providing cost-saving benefits, up-to-date resources and by raising awareness about the important role of nonprofit organizations.