Management Association Membership

    Feedback from nonprofits throughout the Foundation’s service area identifies a clear need to improve human resources capacity. Because nonprofits are often pressured to provide more services, they sometimes struggle with managing internal capacity, including the ability to hire and supervise staff, evaluate performance, and establish appropriate policies and procedures.

    In response to these needs, Community Memorial Foundation has partnered with the Management Association to provide its grantees with membership to the Association. Membership includes a range of human resources services, including training, legal support and employee benefits services.


    As members of the Management Association, grantee organizations have access to:

    • An HR hotline staffed by professionals and attorneys
    • Legal Support — access to on-staff labor and employment attorneys
    • Surveys — comprehensive wage, policy and benefit surveys, etc.
    • Training on a variety of HR topics
    • Discounts on personalized services such as: employee handbook review, legal assistance, consulting, etc.

    Organizations that are awarded sponsored memberships to the Association will also receive the following:

    • An HR audit—a facilitated assessment of the organization’s HR capacity. From this audit, organizations will develop a plan to address specific HR issues over the course of a year.
    • Roundtable– Grantees will also participate in 3-6 roundtable sessions throughout the year. This peer learning opportunity is facilitated by the Management Association and provides a forum for grantees to share their HR struggles and learn from one another.

    All nonprofit organizations that have previously received a grant from Community Memorial Foundation are eligible to apply for a sponsored membership to the Management Association.

    Selection Criteria
    Up to six organizations will be selected for the program. Because the Foundation typically receives more applications than can be approved, organizations will be chosen based on their identified human resources needs, as well as their potential for long-term organizational change.

    How to Apply
    The application process for the 2017 Management Association Sponsored Membership Program is now closed. Please revisit our website for information on the 2018 program.

    Questions regarding this funding opportunity should be directed to Foundation staff at 630.654.4729.

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