Become A Partner

If your nonprofit organization or government agency believes that no person can move to self-sufficiency alone, then you need hub. And hub needs you. Hub partners know that there is no one simple solution to helping people who are living paycheck to paycheck. It takes many organizations, working together, to provide a hand up.

Hub partners collaborate to achieve the shared vision and mission of improving the well-being and stability of all residents in the Oshkosh area – providing referrals to other hub partners, bundling services, training and coordinating volunteer coaches, setting and achieving shared goals and outcomes. 

Partner Expectations

As a hub partner, your agency will be expected to:

  • Work under a shared structure and formal Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Work toward a mutually agreed upon direction and set of goals that are driven by shared outcomes.
  • Share the risk and responsibility for reaching these goals and measuring these outcomes.
  • Understand and embrace the expertise and resources of each other collaborative partner.

For a better understanding of our way of work, visit the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation for more on collaboration.

To learn more about the value of being a hub partner, connect with current collaborators. View our current partners here.

Partner Levels

Nonprofit organizations or government agencies can become a partner at one of two levels:

1. Principal partners ensure hub’s ongoing development as well as its financial and programmatic health. Principal partners also:

  • Make an annual commitment of resources (financial or in-kind) to support hub.
  • Designate one staff person to actively participate on the steering committee and attend hub events and meetings.
  • Identify and vet funding opportunities.
  • Authorize the backbone organizations to apply for funding on behalf of hub.
  • Authorize a long-term fundraising strategy.
  • Engage in fund development (consistent with the fund development plan).

2.  Associate partners contribute to the success of hub through referrals, provision of specific services or contributions, but do not take on general responsibility for the hub’s performance, sustainability and governance.

Whether a principal or associate partner, all partners agree to:

  •  Support the hub vision, mission, and shared outcomes.
  • Designate one staff person as a hub contact.
  • Participate in data collection and evaluation.
  • Utilize common brand and marketing to promote hub-related services.
  • Maintain close coordination with hub staff.
  • Strategically plan and partner on hub funding requests.

To learn more, consider attending a meeting.  For meeting dates and times or for more information on hub, contact us