MVNC is an advocacy organization devoted to sustaining the Vineyard by strengthening its nonprofit community. We do this by:
The Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC) is the only organization on the Island that seeks to strengthen its 295 registered nonprofits, a community network that is vital to preserving and sustaining the Vineyard that we cherish. MVNC does this by offering workshops, forums, and other programs on the principles of good governance, board development, leadership, collaboration, and fundraising. It also brings together and advocates for the nonprofit community to tackle issues that affect the Island at large. MVNC is composed of a small self-funded Board.
MVNC was founded in 2003 as Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative. What started as a group of nonprofit board members interested in educating donors and supporting nonprofit collaboration, quickly grew to encompass the capacity-building, networking and educational opportunities MVNC is best known for today. In 2017, the founders changed the name to Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative to better represent the organization's shifted focus and deep investment in supporting the island’s nonprofit community through leadership training, professional development, board education and nonprofit advocacy.
"The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on 'leadership development.’ There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them all up as leaders and continually develops them.”
- John Maxwell, leadership consultant