Resources for Nonprofits
INCITE’s Resources for Nonprofits initiative supports grassroots organizations in and around New York City that promote just, equitable societies. The initiative allows small social justice and community-based organizations to request the use of INCITE resources, including but not limited to:
Trainings in oral history interviewing
Trainings in monitoring and evaluation, including survey design/distribution
Space for meetings or small events
Budgets for food
Computer and software use
Printing and graphic design
Other miscellaneous support
Resources for Nonprofits began in the summer of 2017 as the result of INCITE employees’ desires to support local organizations they were passionate about. The idea was simple: if an employee wanted to support a small social justice or community-based organization, INCITE would help provide the resources, whether these be trainings held by INCITE staff or in-kind support.
Since then, the initiative has grown from supporting the occasional nonprofit event to supporting monthly meetings, workshops, conferences and trainings. In some cases, support has led to larger collaborative projects. In the past 2018-19 academic year, INCITE supported nine organizations in activities involving over 720 beneficiaries. Links to these organizations can be found below.
If you represent a small but vital organization in the New York City area that organizes for vulnerable communities, please consider filling out the form below and an INCITE employee will reply to your request within two weeks. Note that we have a limited budget to provide nominal support and in most instances will not be able to accommodate requests for purchases of equipment not permanently housed onsite at Columbia University. Reporting requirements are minimal so as to reduce stress on your nonprofit.