Oklahoma Center for NonProfits

2022 Annual Report

Oklahoma Center for NonProfits

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--------( ____ A_M_E_s_s_A_G_E_F_R_O_M_M_A_R_N_IE ___ Jt,..--- With hope and a renewed resolve, we step into our future . After several years of trials and turmoil , the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is looking forward towards growth, a new home and expanded services. The worldwide pandemic and subsequent economic downturn created a tsunami of increased demands , decreased funding and a shrinking workforce . Instead of surrendering to the storm, our sector fought and conquered it at every turn . The trials made us stronger , more cohesive and better prepared to face what is yet to come . With that knowledge, The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits stands filled with hope and ready to serve our state's nonprofit sector . As Oklahoma's preeminent nonprofit membership and training organ ization , we served hundreds of organizations in the past year while concurrently training thousands of their employees . Our highly dedicated staff provided resources, advice and consulting about the ever-changing financial, political and professional environments . We brought the prestigious Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Certificate in Fundraising Management to our members and will soon offer a new advocacy curriculum . The nonprofit sector is a vital part of Oklahoma 's economy, and we believe its health is crucial to a strong state . Our decision to purchase a new building in the heart of Oklahoma City 's Innovation District reflects this belief . The building will serve as a nonprofit hub, with 60% of its space available for our members ' and partners' use. More than 8.000 square feet is specially designed for co-working and collaboration . It will stand as a testament to nonprofits and our comm itment to serving them . Our advocacy and policy efforts remain invaluable while nonprofits unravel and navigate the pandemic 's long-term impacts. We have never wavered in our support of nonprofits receiving a portion of the state's federal COVID-19 relief funding . With delight , we can report that our sector received $25 million from ARPA with hopes for more . The Oklahoma Department of Commerce asked The Center to partner and help adv ise on the funding 's disbursement, which is a new avenue for us to serve our members and sector . Although we still confront the effects of years past, we believe in and have a hope-filled future because of partners like you. Your gifts support The Center and professional development for our state's nonprofit sector , impacting countless Oklahomans . We call on your continued support as we look forward , expand our services, advocate for nonprofits , build a new, state-of-the-art hub for nonprofits and strengthen our sector and state . Please enjoy our 2022 Annual Report. Discover the power of a nonprofit network that answers the singular call: to do all the good we can. Sincerely, Marnie Taylor President and CEO 1

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