The next Northland Nonprofit Summit had been scheduled for D-Day, June 6.

The next Northland Nonprofit Summit had been scheduled for D-Day, June 6.

Now it's going to be delayed by many, many days.

Northland Alliance Chairwoman Joyce Bourgault said last week that she was going to have to postpone the next in the ongoing series of gatherings for nonprofit organizations serving the neighborhood.

"I haven't even thought about it yet," Bourgault admitted.

In part, she said, the delay is the result of all the work that's emerged for her and others out of the previous nonprofit gatherings, which date back to May 2011, and initially focused on preventing duplication of effort among agencies involved in the Northland area.

More recently, the series of meetings have begun to focus on making improvements to specific neighborhoods within the greater Northland area, starting with the Beaumont neighborhood, and launching a two-day international festival in August.

A steering committee planning the inaugural Northland International Community Festival Aug. 25-26 at Northland Village is meeting weekly while Bourgault also is participating in putting together a planned survey to be conducted within the Beaumont area, south and east of Morse and Karl roads, later this summer.

At the last nonprofit summit on April 18, Tamar Mott Forrest, associate director of the Methodology Core at the International Poverty Solutions Collaborative, part of Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology, Human Development and Family Science, outlined the methodology behind a similar survey conducted within the Weinland Park neighborhood. Forrest is also with the Schoenbaum Family Center in Weinland Park.

The purpose of that survey and the one to be done in Beaumont is to elicit from the residents what they feel are their community's greatest needs.

Along with continuing her duties as executive director of the Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center free clinic, Bourgault said putting together an agenda for another summit meeting on June 6, the date scheduled at the conclusion of the April 18 session, became impossible.

"There's just not enough time," she said. "Rather than do it wrong, we're going to delay it.

"I just want to make sure that it's done right when we do it."