The Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of NEPA Alliance. NCAC aims to support, connect, and inspire the region’s nonprofits in providing the resources they need to operate effectively and efficiently.

Our Mission

NCAC’s mission is to strengthen and support northeastern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit organizations and grantmakers in their service to our region. We develop and offer resources, facilitate partnerships and collaborations and assist in the identification and implementation of governance and management best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations and the services and programs they offer.

How We Can Help You

We offer a variety of strategically designed services, workshops and resources that help nonprofits, foundations, and municipalities become more efficient and effective. 

Arron Kaufer Seminar

Core Services

  • Capacity Building Resources
  • Funding Search Tools through Candid:
    • The Foundation Directory Online Premium
    • Guidestar Pro Plus
  • Fundamentals, e-newsletter of regional opportunities
  • Connection to best practices and regional opportunities and a network of changemakers
  • Facilitator of the NEPA Grantmakers Forum
  • 1 Hour Strategic Organizational Consult
WBRE Newsmakers

Fee-Based Services

  • Trainings (Board Governance, Operations, Ethics, Fundraising, Strategic Planning)
  • Grant/Fundraising Strategy Session
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Customized Funding Searches
  • RACP Application Assistance

NCAC Membership

As for NCAC membership, aside from being connected to our nonprofit network, you’ll receive the following benefits.

  • A comprehensive list of the 150+ Foundations serving Northeastern PA
  • Guided access to the full suite of Candid programs (the joint merger of Foundation Center’s Professional Directory and Guidestar Premium Editions) – including Foundation Directory Online, the most comprehensive grant-seeking resource available
  • Access to a Strategic Planning Tool Kit (Sample RFQ,Sample Scoresheet, List of local consultants, List of local funders)
  • Discounts on related workshops and seminars, including the PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Conference and the Nonprofit Partnership Conference (KeyCon)
  • Access to discounted resources including a Guidestar Bulk Purchase Program and Candid’s 2022 Compensation Report 
  • Connection to other nonprofits using similar Donor/Grantmaker Management Softwares
  • Free Job Postings, Organization Spotlights, and Rental Space Marketing in Fundamentals e-newsletter
  • Access to our centrally located board room in Pittston, including virtual collaboration capabilities
  • Resource connection and guidance on nonprofit administration, fundraising, organizational ethics, board operations etc. through privately scheduled consultation sessions
  • A 1-hour initial Strategic Consultation on the needs or challenges of your organization, followed up by a comprehensive email detailing resources and next steps

Membership Costs

$75/yr or $145/two yrs

You can complete the membership online above, or use this membership form to mail in with a check. An invoice can be provided should you need one.

Board of Directors

  • Chair
    • Maria Montoro Edwards, Maternal & Family Health Services
  • Vice Chair
    • Megan Kennedy, First Federal Charitable Foundation
  • Secretary
    • Kenneth Doolittle, Wayne Bank
  • Treasurer
    • Jack McNulty, PA Dept. of Labor & Industry (Retired)
  • Directors
    • Jesse Ergott, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • Joseph Guardiani, St. Lukes
    • Ryanne Jennings, Wayne County Community Foundation
    • Alana Roberts, PPL Electric Utilities
    • Marynell Strunk, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pocono Foundation (Retired)

Hours of Operation

NCAC’s hours of operations are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with after hours or weekend access by appointment only. Appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure full access to resources.