We've worked with The Forbes Funds since 2004. Throughout the years, our relatively small nonprofit has benefited from its reports, conferences, initiatives and -- most notably -- its remarkable staff. The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), a Forbes Funds creation, has brought our community together in a way that encourages learning and engagement. Specialized programs have been top-notch and worth the investment of our time, including, for us, the most recent Love Your Space Cohort during which Forbes Funds and the Green Building Alliance convened talented subject matter experts to support people planning renovations or relocations such as our organization.
The Forbes Funds has had dramatic, lasting impact on our region's nonprofit sector. Research papers published by The Forbes Funds helped educate and inspire me to pursue best practices during our earliest years as a 501(c)(3) and its founding of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership not only brought our organization lasting value and insight, but allowed people to connect, learn, serve and work together in ways that were previously unlikely if not impossible. As a fledgling non-profit, a Technical Assistance Grant in 2007 helped us develop our first strategic plan and become a well-respected mid-sized organization that serves with focus and clarity. We continue to benefit from consultative services and roundtables, including the current Love Your Space cohort. In short, We are a better nonprofit because of The Forbes Funds and its staff, and all of Pittsburgh benefits from its work.