Honorary CIE Team Member Gabriel Pease Made His Inaugural Debut on April 15

Gabriel threw Jennifer and Michael for a loop by being born a bit ahead of schedule on April 15, but came home on May 8 just in time for Mother’s Day! Welcome to the Bayer Center family, Gabriel! 


Thank you to all of our volunteers!

Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week, and in the spirit of the cross-sector collaboration celebrated by CIE, we are feeling extremely grateful for all of our volunteers, from all three sectors. From our ESC Volunteers, to our class instructors and panelists to our Nonprofit Leadership Association students, we thank each and every one of you for giving your time and talent to us here at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. We’re a lucky bunch!

Become Members of the Growing CIE Community

Start the new year fully engaged and ready with resources by becoming a nonprofit member of the Covestro Institute for Engagement (CIE) and participating in the following program(s):
  • BoardsWork! increases your board’s knowledge, skills, networks, and number
  • Skills-Based Volunteering expands your organization’s capacity to tackle a technical or operational challenge
CIE is a collaboration between the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and Covestro LLC, connecting the purpose and mission of nonprofit organizations with the skills and talents of business professionals. Its programs like BoardsWork! and Skills-Based Volunteering provide nonprofits with opportunities to effectively focus on challenges and implement sound solutions, while businesses exercise active social responsibility through employee engagement and development.
Watch our video (developed by Martha Rial Photo), contact us, and become a CIE member for a great value of either $250 or $500, depending on your organization’s annual budget.

New scholarships available to enroll in BoardsWork!

BoardsWork! is more active than ever! In the past few months, cohorts of PNC, Bayer and several other local business have been trained in effective nonprofit governance and are ready to be  matched with local nonprofits. An additional cohort of veterans will be trained this summer through a partnership with Leadership Pittsburgh’s Community Leadership Course for Veterans, aimed at leveraging the skills and experience of post 9/11 veterans for the betterment of the broader Pittsburgh region.

All of these newly trained board members (over 100!) will soon be matched with local nonprofits who are BoardsWork! Award Agencies, which means NOW is the time for you to become one! And if that were not incentive enough, there are currently two new scholarships available for nonprofits to become new Award Agencies.

The first is a unique opportunity exclusively for nonprofits serving children and youth that has been made possible through the generosity of the Grable Foundation. In order to be considered for this award, please complete the Grable Foundation Scholarship Application Form online and submit for review.  A limited number of scholarships are available.

The second is for nonprofits who focus on mental and behavioral health thanks to The Staunton Farm Foundation. Nonprofits who fit in this category should apply by filling out Staunton Farm Foundation Scholarship Application Form online and submit for review.

For questions about BW! or this opportunity, please contact BoardsWork! Program Director Lulu Orr at 412-397-6012 or boardswork@rmu.edu.