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December 5, 2012 2 comments

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Heather Robinson
  hrobinson@supportcenteronline.org
  917-868-1957

Support Center for Nonprofit Management and Partnership in Philanthropy Merge — Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity Building in NY/NJ/CT

New York, NY, December 5, 2012 … The Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center), a leading nonprofit capacity building and executive transitions organization in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, and Partnership in Philanthropy (PIP), the New Jersey -based nonprofit that provides fundraising expertise to New Jersey’s nonprofit community announced today that they are merging to form one organization to better serve the needs of area nonprofits. The new organization–Support Center for Nonprofit Management/Partnership in Philanthropy–will begin providing integrated service in January 2013 under the leadership of current Support Center CEO, Don Crocker.  PIP Executive Director, Heather Robinson, will become the Associate Director.  The primary administrative offices will remain at 42 Broadway in New York City, and the new New Jersey office will be located in the city of Newark.

Jim Welch and Toni Marotta-Brinton co-chairs of the PIP Board of Directors said of the merger, “We are very excited about the opportunity to work as one with the Support Center, which has tremendous positive impact on the not-for-profit sector. Since both organizations share significant values, including a commitment to excellence, a strong emphasis on outcomes, and responsive, tailored capacity building consulting services to the nonprofit community, we feel that a shared mission to serve nonprofits in the region is enhanced, and that we will be able to reach even farther and offer more.”

Don Crocker, Support Center CEO, said, “PIP’s capacity building services complement our services at the Support Center, we share funders, consultants and clients and in so doing create a seamless transition that allows each of us to become stronger and more sustainable.”

The creation of SC/PIP combines each organization’s mission to offer capacity building services, including Change Consulting, Executive Search and Transition Management, Fundraising and Professional Development for nonprofits that make nonprofits healthier by enhancing their management capabilities and ensuring their long-term sustainability.

The merger was made possible in part by grants from the Bank of America, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and The Prudential Foundation.  Additional continuing support and resources for this merger were made available by SeaChange Capital Partners, Lawyers Alliance of New York and Pro Bono Partnership.

For more information on Partnership in Philanthropy/The Support Center contact Heather Robinson at hrobinson@supportcenteronline.org