Dear NCAH Members and Partners:
On Monday, October 3, the membership voted to empower the Executive Committee to take the steps to create the North Carolina Alliance for Health as a 501(c)(3) organization. At the Executive Committee Strategic Planning Meeting on October 4 and 5, the Executive Committee created a plan for moving forward.
A temporary Board of Directors has been selected from the current Executive Committee to govern this process. If you would like to serve on the Board or would like to nominate someone to serve, please let me know.
Articles of Incorporation will be filed with the Secretary of State in the coming days and a request will be made to the Internal Revenue Service for non-profit status shortly thereafter. We anticipate that NCAH will have completed this process by December 31, 2016.
As discussed at the membership meeting there are many benefits of making this change, including:
- autonomy of the coalition;
- increased opportunities to apply for grant funding;
- increased ability conduct more successful fundraising campaigns; and
- ability to hire employees who are focused solely on the success of the coalition.
The membership will have the opportunity to provide comment on the bylaws prior to the December 5 membership meeting. This meeting will take place from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the American Heart Association. We will also discuss NCAH’s new membership application and meeting schedule at this meeting.
I am excited to help guide NCAH through this process and am committed to ensuring the process is as smooth as possible.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at email@example.com or 919.308.8800.
Morgan Wittman Gramann
NC Alliance for Health