In April 2009, a group of faith and community leaders organized a meeting to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on individuals and families in Southern Nevada. They began working with organizers with the Industrial Areas Foundation, the oldest and largest broad-based organizing network in the country. In 2010, they formed the Las Vegas Valley Interfaith Sponsoring Committee (LVVISC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Its initial purpose was to sponsor the building of a broad-based power organization that would confront the pressures affecting families and communities by educating and training citizens for participation in public life. In May 2012, LVVISC organized a community convention at UNLV that launched Nevadans for the Common Good.