Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Inc.
720 W Wilshire Blvd
Ste 115
Oklahoma City OK 73116
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement Building better communities through effective nonprofits.
Contact Information
Contact Name Marnie Taylor
Contact email mtaylor@oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org
Address 720 W Wilshire Blvd
Ste 115
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone (405) 463-6886
Fax 405-463-6888
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 1145 S. Utica Ave. Suite 1100
Tulsa OK 74104
Alternate Phone 918 579-1900
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/tsc/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donors may mail checks to either our Oklahoma City or Tulsa addresses. In addition, individuals and corporations may make in-kind donations to the Center or volunteer for committees, special events or other tasks as needed. For more information on giving opportunities to the Center, contact our Tulsa office and speak with the Director of Resource Development and Communications.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,699,601.00
Projected Expenses $1,666,927.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1981
IRS Ruling Year 1996
State Registration Expiration Feb 2015
Mission Building better communities through effective nonprofits.
Background Founded in 1981 as "The Support Center of Oklahoma" by Pat and Ray Potts, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits seeks to strengthen the leadership and management capacity of nonprofit organizations in the state of Oklahoma by providing training, advocacy and guidance in "building better communities through effective nonprofits." Currently, the organization - led by CEO and President Marnie Taylor - facilitates workshops, didactic training, embedded consultation and the industry's definitive capacity building and training program, the Standards for Excellence Clinic Series. In addition, the Center operates a membership project, as well as operates a public policy arm which provides member organizations with a singular voice for advocacy on nonprofit legislative issues including charitable giving, services to constituents and economic development. The Center has also increased its statewide reach by having a full time staff member in Ardmore as part of its Statewide Rural Initiative for Nonprofit Growth (STRING) Program. 

Today the Center's principle strategies include providing training programs, forums and conferences to equip nonprofits with the knowledge and education they need to continuously improve service to their respective communities. In keeping with the mission of "Building Better Communities through Effective Nonprofits," the Center strives through programs and member benefits to deliver resources that increase nonprofit management skills. The Center became the first organization in Oklahoma to be awarded the Standards for Excellence Institute Seal. The Center has also started two leadership training initiatives, the Nonprofit Management Certification Program and Leaders' Circle. This achievement highlights the organization's leadership among Oklahoma's nonprofit sector. 
Impact From July 2014-June 2015 the Center has offered 97 trainings with 1,347 attendees. These training sessions were taught throughout the state. The total number of attendees also includes our Standards for Excellence Clinic Series, along with the Center's newest initiatives for increasing the leadership of Oklahoma's nonprofit agencies, Nonprofit Management Certification Program and Leader's Circle. These programs have been met with wide demand and we have seen 601 Standards graduates completed the course at the end of June 2015 since the Center began offering the training and 154 individuals complete the two training programs recently offered. 
Needs The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits seeks partnerships with individual and institutional donors to build capacity among nonprofits throughout Oklahoma. We achieve our mission by offering training, networking, membership, advocacy and consultation to ensure higher standards of efficiency and effectiveness among the sector. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
State of Oklahoma "Building Better Communities through Effective Nonprofits"
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Mutual & Membership Benefit/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Alliances & Advocacy
Description Training and consulting are ongoing programs of the Center. We consider this our “bread and butter” program to provide didactic training, embedded consultation and education in nonprofit best practices (including the nationally recognized “Standards for Excellence Clinic Series”) to nonprofit organizations of diverse sizes, constituencies and service areas. The Center also hosts two leadership initiative trainings, the Nonprofit Management Certification Program and Leaders' Circle. We have also increased our statewide reach by hiring a fulltime staff member in the Ardmore area as part of our Statewide Rural Initiative for Nonprofit Growth (STRING) Program. Funds to support the training programs come from a diverse mix of foundation, corporate, individual and event income, as well as earned income from the fees associated with the trainings. Currently, those fees only cover about a third of the costs associated with training. The Center gratefully appreciates support from contributed income to ensure this training is available to all organizations, regardless of ability to pay.
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

From July 2011–May 2012 the Center hosted 101 trainings with 1,824 attendees. These training sessions were taught throughout the state in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Muskogee and Enid. The total number of attendees also includes our Standards for Excellence Clinic Series. This program comprises eight guiding principles and 55 performance standards covering a wide range of nonprofit management topics designed to provide nonprofits the tools they need to effectively pursue their missions. The Center hosted 31 trainings which received an average score of 3.72. To date, 315 organizations have completed the requirements for the Standards for Excellence Clinic Series. Along with the comprehensive training and consultation, the Center provides resources to organizations across Oklahoma, including the Center’s toll-free Helpline. From July 2011–May 2012 the Center has answered 1,559 Helpline calls from organizations seeking counsel, general information and resources. While the Center provides special benefits to its members, the Helpline is open to any and all nonprofits across the state.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

Success is defined by how many agencies implement what they learn in our trainings in their organizations. We have realized our mission when other agencies utilize the tools learned in our trainings and have applied those tools and standards to their organizations. However, we also value the role of evaluation of our programs to ensure the efficacy of the trainings and the value/pertinence of the content of workshops. Evaluation methods seem effective and useful for the Center to assess programs offered to organizations. Each workshop is individually evaluated, and we assess program outcomes monthly, quarterly and annually.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We verify success through collection of organizational "testimonials" concerning the effectiveness of their experience with the Center and by analyzing participant evaluations of all trainings, Standards sessions, conference sessions, forums and other educational events. We compile results from these evaluations in a report that tracks responses on a scale of 1.0 – 4.0. We discontinue programs or trainers that repeatedly receive less than a 3.5 cumulative evaluation.The Center’s 31 monthly trainings had an average score of 3.72 on a 1.00–4.00 scale with 4.00 being the highest rating. In addition, we include open-ended questions derived from the Rensselaerville Institute’s recommendations for measuring results that indicate how our trainings are implemented. We will continue to use these evaluation tools to measure results. In addition, we evaluate – on a quarterly basis – attendance at trainings to assess which trainings are most popular, and we contact members and funders regularly to assess which training subjects would be most useful to nonprofits as they address individual or collective managerial issues.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. “The Center offered numerous classes and being new and not having very much money, we were a little bit afraid to spend the money… From those training classes, we were able to go from getting small grants to getting some larger grants. And this year, we have had a banner year with some of those grants coming through… being affiliated with you has made a big huge difference in how they look at us.”

-Linda Mask, Board Member, Family Promise of Lawton
(2012 ONE Awards Winner)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Marnie Taylor
Start Date Jan 2011
Email mtaylor@oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org
Marnie Taylor is president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (the Center). Prior to accepting the position, Taylor served several years as a board member, trainer and consultant for the Center.

Taylor has over 30 years of leadership and nonprofit experience. She currently serves on the boards of the Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City, World Neighbors, Friends of the Governor’s Mansion, Potts Family Foundation, Oklahoma County Kids Coalition, and Remerge Council.

She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIV, a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XV, the founding director of Youth Leadership Exchange (YLX) and served for 10 years as a historic preservation commissioner for Oklahoma City. Taylor earned a marketing degree from the University of Notre Dame.

She is past board president of Oklahoma County Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Oklahoma Outreach Foundation, CASA of Oklahoma County, Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City and Volunteer Center of Central Oklahoma. She is a past board member of and held leadership positions for Oklahoma Arts Institute, American Red Cross, YLX, Junior League of Oklahoma City, and Sunbeam Family Services.

Her service to the community has been honored and recognized by several organizations, including the 2013 Journal Record Woman of the Year, Junior League of Oklahoma City as the “Sustainer of the Year,” the National Association for Community Leadership as a “Distinguished Leader ”, the Oklahoma Hospitality Club Women through “Woman in the News”, the Notre Dame Club of OKC as a “Person of the Year”, Red Cross as a Board Member of the Year, CASA as a Board Member of the Year, Oklahoma Outreach Foundation “Dare to Believe” award, Journal Record 2012 Woman of the Year Making A Difference and the OCU Societies 2013 Dulaney-Browne Library Society Award. Taylor is also an Honorary CASA.

Affiliations include World Neighbors, John L. Peters Society, Ester Women, Allied Arts Circle Club, Friends of OU Breast Institute, Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, ONEVOICE Mastermind Founding Member, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Chairman’s Circle, United Way Women’s Leadership Society Founding Member, Oklahoma Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West Society, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Economics Club of Oklahoma City, Academy for State Goals, and Downtown Rotary.

Senior Staff
James ArnoldDirector of Finance and Accounting
Daniel BillingsleyVice President of External Affairs
Janetta CravensVice President of Programs
Number of Full-time Staff 15
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 70
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 11
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 14
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2013
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Jeff Moen
Company Affiliation The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
Howard G Barnett Honorary
W. Kenneth Bonds Honorary
Jodi Cline
Tim Colwell Voting
Seth Fairchild
Jim Farrell Voting
Deena Fisher
John Harper Voting
Danielle Hoeltzel Voting
Lacey Horn
Paula Huck Voting
Alana Hughes Voting
Carlos Johnson
Steve Kerr Voting
Lou Kerr Honorary
Damon King Voting
Craig Knutson Voting
Kelly Krahl Voting
Mandy Leemhuis Voting
Tony LoPresto
Jeff Moen Voting
Joe Moran Lighthouse PropertiesVoting
Polly Nichols Honorary
Ann Owens Voting
Kathy Potts Voting
Pat Potts Honorary
Christina Rehkop Voting
Shelley Sanders Voting
Deborah "Debbie" Schramm
Mary Stallings
Jon Trudgeon Honorary
Johnna R. Walker Voting
Mark Williams Voting
Kathy Williams
Susan Winchester
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Caucasian 27
Native American/American Indian 3
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 17
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,699,601
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,666,927
Financial Documents
Audit 20142014
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$1,360,461$1,255,514$1,195,782
Total Expenses$1,309,098$1,278,860$1,106,445
Revenue Less Expenses$51,363($23,346)$89,337
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$20,811$58,464$58,014
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,541$8,467$6,085
Unrealized Gain/Loss$8,567$3,649($2,317)
Membership Dues$149,950$130,551$141,918
Special Events$541,108--$105,349
Revenue In-Kind$98,842$102,330$74,000
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,067,379$1,051,428$922,949
Administration Expense$158,941$171,656$117,265
Fundraising Expense$82,778$55,776$66,231
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.981.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%7%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$528,227$437,025$460,081
Current Assets$333,343$310,004$270,055
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$90,901$51,062$50,772
Total Net Assets$437,326$385,963$409,309
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.676.075.32
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $541,108Foundations & Corporations $694,106Foundations & Corporations $605,110
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $294,508Earned Revenue $242,742Earned Revenue $192,647
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $96,873Memberships $130,551Memberships $141,918
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
Address 720 W Wilshire Blvd
Ste 115
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Primary Phone 405 463-6886
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/tsc/
CEO/Executive Director Marnie Taylor
Board Chair Mr. Jeff Moen
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation