About Us

Our Mission

The Nonprofit Resource Network enhances the effectiveness, efficiency and financial stability of community benefit organizations.

Our Focus

The Nonprofit Resource Network seeks to educateconnect, and support community benefit organizations in South Central PA.

Our History

In 2004, the Lancaster County Community Foundation (LCCF) identified two needs among nonprofit leaders working in Lancaster County: 1) professional development opportunities; 2) greater access to information resources. These needs were confirmed by their subsequent research, commissioned through the Polk Lepson Research Group of York, PA.  As a result, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Millersville University partnered to create the Nonprofit Resource Network, which offers capacity-building resources to community benefit organizations.

The Nonprofit Resource Network (NRN), a program of Millersville University, opened its doors on January 18, 2007 and continues to offer professional development, networking opportunities, and resources for individuals working in the nonprofit arena. 

Our Current Participation

Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector employs 790,368 people across 63,345 organizations. This represents over 15% of the state’s workforce. Reflecting this growth, the Nonprofit Resource Network strives to provide its users with accurate, comprehensive information about nonprofits in South Central PA. Our directories feature over 950 local organizations and 38 local and regional grantmakers. Our monthly newsletter informs more than 1,400 readers about nonprofit news, events and job postings within the region.

Our Vision

The Nonprofit Resource Network is recognized as an indispensable resource to strong nonprofits and strong communities.

Our Goals

  • Excellent Programming: Incorporate best practices throughout our professional development and networking initiatives
  • Financial Stability: Attain long-term financial stability
  • Marketing and Awareness: Increase awareness of the NRN throughout the nonprofit community
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