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Nonprofit summits will resume Sept. 26

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After a hiatus of several months, the Northland Nonprofit Summit meetings will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Northland Alliance chairwoman Joyce Bourgault announced last week that the sixth in a continuing series of meetings for nonprofit agencies and organizations serving the area has at last been rescheduled. The session had been set for June 6, but organization of the Aug. 25-26 Northland Community International Festival intervened.

The Sept. 26 gathering will be in the Haimerl Center, 1421 Morse Road, and will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

One of the main focuses of this next session, Bourgault said, will be brainstorming the concept of forming a "nonprofit mall" for the area, a single location where residents in need could access a variety of services.

"We've been talking with different leaders, just kind of stirring the pot about having what we call the Northland Nonprofit Mall," Bourgault said. "It would be an array of services that people could use that they may need.

"We're trying to find something central to the area that would be a good spot for having the different services of all the nonprofits we've been meeting with," she said.

Members of Columbus City Council and representatives from various sectors of the administration are being invited to participate, as are officials with the United Way of Central Ohio, Bourgault indicated.

"We're expecting this to be something that's really going to grow," she said.

Those planning to attend are asked to register by Monday, Sept. 24, by calling 614-262-5094 or by sending an email to helpinghandsfreeclinic@hotmail.com. Name, organization represented and telephone number are being requested for registrants.

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