Bosler Academy Looking Ahead

The Distribution Committee for the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is developing this year’s Bosler Academy, and we want to hear from YOU. This will be the second year for the Academy, which was started last year to assist the region’s nonprofit organizations become stronger, sustainable, and more efficient.

The Bosler Academy is a collection of workshops on nonprofit capacity-building. Throughout the series of courses, the Academy also helps nonprofits make connections with consultants and experts who can help those organizations with tools and strategies for becoming more effective.

“Nonprofit activity is critical to our region’s continued progress, and a big part of our Vision 2025 plan,” says CFA Executive Director Mike Kane. “If we can help those organizations run more efficiently, it elevates the work we’re all doing to make this the best possible place to live.”

The Academy is named for Benjamin Bosler, who started his career at Cambria Iron Works in 1898, and later became a founder and president of Moxham National Bank. Mr. Bosler served with a number of Johnstown-area nonprofit groups throughout his lifetime. His daughter, Charlotte Ellis, created the Benjamin Bosler fund at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to honor her father’s legacy of community support. The Bosler Fund provides significant financial support to the Academy.

As we prepare for the Academy’s second year, we’d like to know what types of tools you think would be most helpful to nonprofits. Please take this brief survey to give us your thoughts.

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