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.
Marnie Taylor, President and CEO teaching a course on board governance.
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 5330 East 31st Street, Suite 200
Tulsa OK 74135
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 OKCNP or volunteer for committees, special events, or other tasks as needed. For more information on giving opportunities, contact our Oklahoma City office and speak with the Senior Director of Development.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,233,598.00
Projected Expenses $2,220,264.00
History and Background
Former Names
The Center for Nonprofit Management1997
The Support Center of Oklahoma1981
Year Founded 1981
IRS Ruling Year 1996
State Registration Expiration Jan 2020
Mission Building better communities through effective nonprofits.
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP) was founded in 1981 by Pat and Ray Potts as the Support Center of Oklahoma - an affiliate of the Support Centers of America - with the purpose of assisting Oklahoma nonprofits achieve their greatest potential through access to top-tier resources and professional development. Recognizing the needs of all nonprofits statewide, OKCNP expanded to Tulsa in 1986 to increase program and resource accessibility.
After the dissolution of the Support Centers of America in 1997, the work of OKCNP continued to provide crucial support for Oklahoma nonprofits as its own independent 501(c)(3) under the name of the Center for Nonprofit Management. In 2005, the name Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits was officially adopted.
OKCNP offered the first Standards for Excellence trainings in Oklahoma City and Tulsa in 2006 - and in 2010 - became one of the first accredited Standards for Excellence organizations in Oklahoma. OKCNP is currently one of the top providers of this comprehensive ethics and accountability curriculum in the nation.
As a result of OKCNP’s strategic goal of providing accessible resources to nonprofits statewide, OKCNP launched the Statewide Rural Outreach Initiative for Nonprofit Growth (STRING) program in 2014. This program represented a concentrated effort to evaluate the needs of nonprofit organizations located in rural areas.
Today, OKCNP teaches well over 200 training sessions to over 2,500 nonprofit professionals annually on topics critical to the success of a well-managed nonprofit organization. Training operations are anchored out of our two office and training facilities at Chesapeake Community Plaza in Oklahoma City and the completely renovated Legacy Plaza in Tulsa. Although our brick and mortar offices are located in the two major metro areas, our staff of experts regularly plan training and outreach events in non-metro communities across the state to better serve the over 20,000 registered nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma.

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
OKCNP programs are designed to be relevant to nonprofit organizations across the state of Oklahoma. Training operations are anchored out of our two office and training facilities at Chesapeake Community Plaza in Oklahoma City and the completely renovated Legacy Plaza in Tulsa. Although our brick and mortar offices are located in the two major metro areas, our staff regularly plan training and outreach events in rural communities across the state and we are in the process of developing an online catalog of training opportunities and resources to better serve the now over 20,000 registered nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Mutual & Membership Benefit/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Alliances & Advocacy
Description OKCNP’s leadership and capacity building initiatives embolden the nonprofit workforce to grow within their organizations, prepare for leadership roles, and maximize their talents to effectively further the mission of their organizations. In addition to our leadership and capacity building initiatives, OKCNP offers numerous summits, webinars, and workshops that holistically address topics critical to the success of nonprofits such as board governance, leadership, sustainability, management, fiduciary oversight, government relations, and resource development. Because of the breadth of resources and expertise OKCNP provides, we can effectively reach organizations at the management, board, and donor levels and encourage efficient nonprofit organizations that operate according to best practices and at the peak of productivity.
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups
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. 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.
The Center evaluates the effectiveness of its programs through quantitative and qualitative survey instruments delivered after each training session, as well as collective ongoing feedback from consumers (nonprofits) about needs, challenges and other assistance. Additionally, the Center surveys members on an annual basis to collect customer satisfaction information and to gauge the overall health and vitality of the sector.
The Center also collects data every two years about Oklahoma nonprofit’s structure, salary disbursements and other pertinent information to provide the primary state benchmark survey for nonprofits and philanthropists to gauge the salary structure and the financial resource needs of the sector.
Finally, the Center partners with philanthropists - actively soliciting information and critique about its own programs and the needs of the nonprofits they fund to create essential curriculum and deliver services that are most effective.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. “The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP) is a proven ally for Nonprofits throughout the state providing the information, education, and resources necessary for organizations to thrive in their mission to serve the people of our state. Prior to attending the OKCNP Nonprofit Management Certification program, I was overwhelmed with certain aspects of managing the organization I work for. The OKCNP staff changed that for me by providing me with the knowledge and confidence that I needed to feel empowered in my position as Executive Director of CAIR Oklahoma.” - Adam Soltani, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Oklahoma Chapter
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits conceived the Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards to honor the amazing work that nonprofit organizations are doing the state of Oklahoma. These dedicated organizations are changing the landscape of human services and community assistance. We choose to honor their achievements with recognition and funding. Three finalists in each of eight categories will receive at least $5000, with the overall winner receiving a $10,000 grant. The Center proudly honors 24 nonprofits across Oklahoma who have demonstrated excellence within their organizations and throughout their community. The nonprofits are selected by 12 state leaders that comprise the ONE Awards Selection Commission.
Honorees do not apply for the awards, but are nominated and selected by the ONE Awards Selection Commission. The Commission is composed of Oklahomans from throughout the state that represent a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. They are esteemed individuals who donate their time and expertise to selecting and nominating Oklahoma nonprofits in the service categories listed below. They meet twice over the several-month process to nominate and select nonprofits. Following the initial nomination, the nonprofits are asked to submit an in-depth application.
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups
In 2011, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits launched the Visions awards to recognize and celebrate the exemplary service of Oklahoma’s nonprofit leaders. The honorees selected for recognition at Visions have dedicated their lives and careers to ensure the success of nonprofit organizations essential to Oklahoma’s communities.
Visions currently honors distinguished individuals in five categories:
  1. The Special Recognition Award will go to a nonprofit staff member (not an executive director) who goes above and beyond the call of duty in his or her job. This unsung hero in an organization helps to support the nonprofit, live out the mission and act as an ambassador to fellow staff, clients and the community.
  2. The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to a community leader(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to the sector. This philanthropic leader(s), time and time again, has provided guidance and direction for various causes, missions and campaigns thanks to their dedication and volunteerism in the community and state.
  3. The Pat Potts Visionary Award will go to a nonprofit executive who has dedicated a lifetime to a charitable initiative of his or her vision. This tenacious, skilled and respected nonprofit leader has changed lives through their thoughtful leadership and commitment to excellence in all they do for this nonprofit.
  4. The Rodney Bivens Innovation Award will go to a visionary leader(s) or volunteer(s) honors an individual(s) who created a charitable initiative through exceptional vision and, in a very short period of time, impacted the community through innovation and creativity. This award celebrates the boldness of new initiatives designed to quickly address a problem with an inventive solution.
  5. The President’s Award honors an individual that may not fit perfectly into another award category. The honoree is chosen by the Center’s President and CEO.
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups
While most nonprofit organizations hire or have access to basic bookkeeping services, oversight by a Certified Public Accountant or individual(s) with strong nonprofit finance experience is expensive and, many times, cost-prohibitive. Additionally, nonprofit organizations face more intense scrutiny from both the IRS and the philanthropic community to account for donor funds received and how those are used appropriately for program delivery.
OKCNP’s Shared Financial Services aids nonprofits to better prepare staff and board members with monthly statements that are more easily understood and have greater accuracy. Our staff meets with the nonprofit manager or board finance chair on a regular basis, helps prepare reports, reviews financial statements, makes corrections or suggestions for better accuracy, attends finance committee meetings and attends board meetings. Additionally, OKCNP will assist with payroll filing, financial issues related to HR, and reconciliation of statements.
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups
OKCNP also offers customized consulting services covering a wide range of areas that help build and transform nonprofits. Our team of experts combines decades of on-the-ground experience in the nonprofit sector to assist organizations in achieving a greater impact in their communities. The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits can help build and transform an organization at any stage of growth through custom-tailored consultation in the following areas:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development
  • Leadership Development – Team Building, Facilitation, Coaching and HR Assistance
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Structuring and/or Review
  • Facilitation Services
  • Merger Discussions (3rd party facilitation)
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. “Shared Services saved my professional sanity! We had been using a CPA for years that wasn’t able to provide the reporting required for grant applications and funding requests. Our Financial Statements were confusing and almost impossible to read, even for our Board Members that had backgrounds in Finance. The staff at Shared Services worked with me to rebuild our whole financial structure and now we are growing like never before. “- Ashleigh Gibson, MA, LPC, Metro Tech Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Marnie Taylor
Start Date Jan 2011
Email mtaylor@oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org
Experience Marnie Taylor began her tenure as President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits in January 2011 after a number of years serving on the board of directors. One of Oklahoma’s leading governance experts, she has more than 35 years of leadership in volunteerism, board service, fundraising and community engagement. She has served on more than 30 boards of directors and currently serves on the boards of the National Council of Nonprofits, Potts Family Foundation, ReMerge, World Neighbors and Friends of the Governor’s Mansion. For her service to the community, Taylor has been recognized with honors such as the Journal Record’s “Woman of the Year” in 2013, Junior League of Oklahoma City’s “Sustainer of the Year” in 2011 and recipient of the 2018 “President’s Spirit of Commitment Award,” “Distinguished Leader” by the National Association of Community Leadership, “Person of the Year” by Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City, and “Board Member of the Year” for both Red Cross and CASA.
Senior Staff
James ArnoldDirector of Finance and Accounting
Daniel BillingsleyVice President of External Affairs
Janetta CravensVice President of Programs
Number of Full-time Staff 19
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 4
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 - Gender
Male 9
Female 11
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 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2019
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes

External Assessments and Accreditations
Charity Navigator2019
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Ms. Kathy L. Williams
Company Affiliation Community Leader
Term July 2019 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Howard G. Barnett, Jr.Barnett Family FoundationHonorary
W. Kenneth BondsHonorary
Tiffani BrutonCox CommunicationsVoting
Cynthia ChildsExpress Employment ProfessionalsVoting
Jodi ClineEdward JonesVoting
Ann-Clore DuncanDuncan College ConsultingVoting
Seth FairchildChahta FoundationVoting
Deena FisherNorthwestern OK State UniversityVoting
John FordFormer Oklahoma State SenatorVoting
AJ GriffinPaycomVoting
John HarperPublic Service Company of OklahomaVoting
David HarrisDevon EnergyVoting
Kristin HollandThe Boeing CompanyVoting
Lacey HornCPAVoting
Carlos JohnsonCPAVoting
Steve KerrThe Kerr FoundationVoting
Lou C. KerrKerr FoundationHonorary
Craig KnutsonPotts Family FoundationVoting
Kelly KrahlWes Welker FoundationVoting
Mandy LeemhuisNORDAMVoting
Tony LoPrestoGriffin CommunicationsVoting
Joe MoranMoran Family FoundationHonorary
Polly NicholsHonorary
Shannon O�DohertyCommerce BankVoting
Kathy PottsREES AssociatesVoting
Pat PottsPotts Family FoundationHonorary
Sandra QuinceBank of AmericaVoting
Liliana Renter�a MendozaUniversity of Central OklahomaVoting
Deborah SchrammSaxumVoting
Mary StallingsCherokee Strip Community CenterVoting
Afshean TalasazChesapeake Energy CorporationVoting
Brooke TownsendBlue Cross and Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Jon TrudgeonHonorary
Johnna R. WalkerChickasaw FoundationVoting
Dara K. WanzerBancFirstVoting
Kathy L. WilliamsCommunity LeaderVoting
Mark WilliamsResearch Institute for Economic DevelopmentVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 20
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
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,233,598
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,220,264
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$5,490,896$1,621,613$1,641,272
Total Expenses$1,799,247$1,690,215$1,488,833
Revenue Less Expenses$3,691,649($68,602)$152,439
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$11,533$8,767$8,343
Unrealized Gain/Loss$3,391$5,973($4,388)
Membership Dues$243,049$238,244$207,429
Special Events$397,121$412,199$538,467
Revenue In-Kind$3,700,000----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,431,035$1,354,853$1,216,902
Administration Expense$212,785$181,392$179,095
Fundraising Expense$155,427$153,970$92,836
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.050.961.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%80%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue33%42%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$4,505,988$801,324$867,385
Current Assets$624,785$563,687$617,072
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$154,913$141,898$139,357
Total Net Assets$4,351,075$659,426$728,028
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.033.974.43
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount Revenue in Kind $3,700,000Earned Revenue $588,692Earned Revenue $551,236
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $658,141Special Events $412,199Special Events $538,467
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $474,711Contributions $365,186Contributions $338,478
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address 720 W Wilshire Blvd
Ste 115
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Primary Phone 405 463-6886 202
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/tsc/
CEO/Executive Director Marnie Taylor
Board Chair Ms. Kathy L. Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Leader