Helping Develop Nonprofit Leaders

May 30, 2012

Bank of America's Neighborhood Builders® program helps address local challenges in community development, workforce development and education, and other critical needs. The program provides high-performing nonprofits with $200,000 in unrestricted grant funding and leadership development for their executive directors and emerging leaders. We developed the program in response to the need for strong leaders to face the challenges of local communities.

Video Transcript

VISUAL:
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VO (Okazaki):
Nonprofits are important to a community because we do fill that important niche between what neighbors can do and what government can do.

Super:
MARK OKAZAKI
Neighborhood House
Executive Director

VO (Plepler):
The Neighborhood Builders® are non profit organizations who are addressing some of the critical needs of their local communities. And the patience that’s required is actually what energizes them.

Super:
ANDREW PLEPLER
Bank of America Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy Executive

VO (Sullivan):
Truly the folks that are in the nonprofit sector are doing it because they have a passion; they care. They’re not doing it for the money, but they’re doing it for the common good.

Super:
KERRY SULLIVAN
Bank of America Charitable Foundation President

VO (Geasland):
If we’re not giving back to community, then we’re not completing our responsibilities as a human being and certainly not as a community member.

Super:
RICHARD GEASLAND
Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
Executive Director/CEO

VO (Sullivan):
Running a nonprofit is just as difficult, if not more, in many ways, than running a business.

VO (Maloney):
The Neighborhood Builders® are receiving a $200,000 grant, unrestricted, for them to use in the way that they deem most urgent and necessary for their organization.

Super:
TIM MALONEY
Bank of America Chicago Market President

VO (McLennan):
That’s incredible. To be able to gift an organization $200,000, is a transformational gift.

Super:
WILLIAM J. MCLENNAN
Paul’s Place, Executive Director

VO (Okazaki):
The financial support from Bank of America in these challenging times really was, in many ways, a lifesaver for us.

VO (Maloney):
As critical as the money is to these groups, what I also hear is that the leadership training component is potentially even more valuable.   

VO (Chablani):
Here’s a great practice you can use, or here’s a technique, or how do you think about your own strengths as a leader and show up differently tomorrow?

Super:
ANISHA CHABLANI
ROCA, Deputy Director

VO (Duran):
You learn from them as much as you learn from the instructors, so the training is awesome.

Super:
SAM DURAN
Urban Corps of San Diego County, CEO

VO (McLennan):
The training we’ve received has helped us to look to the future.

VO (Manriquez):
To be validated by Bank of America says we truly believe in the work that you’re doing, and we’re investing in you.

Super:
ARNULFO MANRIQUEZ
Chicano Federation, Executive Director

VO (McPherson):
When they endorse the work of nonprofit organizations, it’s a gift. Not just to the organization, but to the larger community.

Super:
MARY NELL MCPHERSON
Freedom School Partners
Executive Directors

VO (Allston):
If agencies are given the support that we need, our whole society would be a better place.

Super:
KATIE ALLSTON
Marian House, Executive Director

VO (Rodriguez-Bower):
Having an organization like Bank of America that cares about what we’re doing in the community and that sees it as worthwhile, I think it’s an outstanding mission for the bank.

Super:
ALICIA RODRIGUEZ-BOWER
Breakthrough Miami, Executive Director

LEGAL:
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