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The Nonprofit Center will close; new ideas for assisting nonprofits percolating

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm with No Comments »
September 29, 2011 4:19 pm

The Nonprofit Center is closing.

Joe Lawless, a member of the board, reports today that after three stakeholder meetings, and the formation of a task force, and after reviewing the operations of other such nonprofit centers, the decision was made to cease operations.

The choice was to rebuild and rebrand the operation, which would require a significant infusion of cash and a search for new leadership, or to close the center and allow the energy behind the idea to build, in hopes that a new group may appear.

The center was initially formed to assist the nonprofit sector and to build its capacities.

Lawless said the center had some 50 clients and 300 members, and three employees. Two employees will start their own company that will provide various back-office bookkeeping support for the nonprofit sector in Pierce County, and the third will remain to assist in the closure of the operation.

Lawless said he “would not be surprised if those interested in a new vision wouldn’t be meeting within the next month.”

I’ll keep you posted.

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