WHAT IS FORWARD WAYNE COUNTY?
Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that serves as a catalyst for change in Wayne County, Indiana. We are also a community development arm of the Wayne County Foundation.
Our role as backbone support is a critical condition for collective impact. In fact, the lack of a strong backbone is the number one reason that collective impact initiatives fail.
Our goal is to support a county-wide collective effort to attract, develop, and retain a highly competitive workforce to meet the current and future needs of our area businesses and industries.
Wondering what Collective Impact is? Don’t worry, we wrote all about it in our article, Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County.
Measuring what matters, this information helps decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities.
Improving our environment, neighborhoods, and the quality of life for our Wayne County residents.
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Year-end appeal marks the time between November and December where nonprofits make a mad dash for lofty fundraising goals. A 2019 study by the Blackbaud Institute indicated that December is the most charitable month of the year. The year's waning months signal the...
This November, Forward Wayne County is focusing on Giving and Philanthropy. To help add some insight, we asked Major Bill Welch from the Richmond Salvation Army to discuss the importance of volunteering during the holiday season. Major Bill Welch Volunteering and the...