The Nonprofit Repositioning Fund (the “Fund”) encourages and supports formal sustained collaborations between and among nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Five County Region. These collaborations can range from voluntary back-office consolidations to programmatic joint ventures, to mergers and acquisitions. The Fund seeks to have a catalytic impact on the capacity, effectiveness, and financial health of the Greater Philadelphia nonprofit sector.
The Fund makes grants to nonprofits to identify and engage experienced technical assistance (TA) providers who can support the exploration or implementation of a sustained collaboration. The Fund will support repositioning projects involving nonprofits serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and/or Philadelphia counties.
In rare instances, the Fund will also consider dissolution planning for individual nonprofits.
The Fund makes three types of awards:
Seed awards of up to $2,500, for organizations to assess readiness or begin the process of alignment
to conduct due diligence and assess feasibility of potential collaborations (average grant size – $25,000)
to support one-time costs associated with the implementation of a collaboration (average grant size – $35,000)
Lindsay T. Kijewski, Director
Lindsay is a Vice President at SeaChange Capital Partners, leading SeaChange’s activities in Philadelphia and serving as Director of the Greater Philadelphia Nonprofit Repositioning Fund. Before joining SeaChange, she served as a Social Impact Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Penn’s M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership program. In her time at Penn, Lindsay focused on strategic planning, design and delivery of leadership development curriculum, and program expansion. Lindsay began her career at the University of Virginia Alumni Association, managing a portfolio of alumni affinity groups and their volunteer boards.
Lindsay is an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, where she teaches graduate coursework in nonprofit governance and serves on the School’s Standing Committee on Race and Social Justice. She holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Michelle Johnson, Associate
Michelle supports SeaChange’s grantmaking activities. Prior to joining SeaChange, Michelle managed community outreach and educational programming for MindCORE at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career in the nonprofit sector focusing on organizational strategy and program development, working with numerous organizations in the Philadelphia area including the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Uplift Center for Grieving Children, Centro de Cultura Artre Trabajao y Educación, and Journey of Hope. Michelle holds a BA in Neuroscience and Theater from Swarthmore College as well as a Master of Social Work and Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a passionate member of the Young Professionals Board for Uplift Center for Grieving Children.
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