First Person – Advocacy lessons with CEO Susan King

A photo of the interior of the Feeding Northeast Florida warehouse. There are 5 tables arranged in an upside-down U formation, with Vice President Harris at the head of the table. From bottom left to right, Susan King, Audrey Gibson, Al Lawson, Vice President Harris, Nikki Fried, Garrett Dennis, and Dr. Diana Greene are pictured.

First Person is a blog series hosted by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. Through the series, The Nonprofit Center will explore different aspects of nonprofit leadership in the words of nonprofit staff across the region. Through an informal conversation with Rena Coughlin, CEO of the Nonprofit Center, leaders share their insights on key skills…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Nonprofit Center

A view of the crowd at the 2020 All-Member Gathering as seen from the second floor of the Jessie Ball Dupont Center

Dear Nonprofit Leaders,  February is usually a festive month at the Nonprofit Center as we host our annual All-Member Gathering. In the past (or in the Before Times as our staff is now fond of saying), this event brought together nonprofit staff and board members from across the sector for a time of gratitude, networking,…

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New Year, Renewed Focus on Advocacy Strategies

Happy New Year! In 2021, the Nonprofit Center is bringing you more resources,  continuing to prioritize DEI-centered training, and creating new opportunities for your organization to hone its advocacy skills. Among the many lessons we’re taking from this disruptive time is the need for us to boldly tell the story of the pandemic’s impact on…

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Thank You From the Nonprofit Center

Dear Nonprofit Center Constituent, From everyone at the Nonprofit Center, Thank You. This year has presented many challenges for each of our organizations, and created acute difficulties for many of us as individuals. From systemic inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, to the renewed energy and focus on racial justice in our communities, it feels…

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Election Day 2020 – Nonprofit Advocacy

Today is election day across the United States, and millions of voters are casting their first votes, or continuing their personal tradition of political participation. From get out the vote text campaigns to ubiquitous political ads and content across virtually every media format, election news and information is everywhere. Nonprofits have a crucial role to play in this ecosystem too.

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October 16 Slides and Resources

On October 16, 2020 the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida hosted a meeting featuring an expert in PPP loan forgiveness, State and Federal legislative issues, and community impact from COVID-19.  The presenters were from Fiscal Management Associates, Florida Nonprofit Alliance, and United Way of Northeast Florida; the valuable information they shared can be found in…

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Nonprofit staff are Essential: Let’s compensate them equitably

Nonprofits have never been more essential. From providing essential services such as access to food; housing, and healthcare, to serving youth and children, to delivering innovative cultural and community experiences, Northeast Florida nonprofits have kept their physical and virtual doors wide open since the first Safer At Home orders were announced.

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JTA RideShare Program 2020-2021 launch scheduled for September 11

The new year of the JTA RideShare program is here. The first event is a mandatory virtual meeting being held by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, in partnership with The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. At this meeting, participants will discuss participation in the JTA RideShare Program for the period of October 1, 2020 to September…

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Equity is a Practice, not a one-time event

A few months ago, the Nonprofit Center shared the beginning of our journey to developing an anti-racist practice with our community and stakeholders and we made a commitment to keeping you updated with what we are doing. This is one of those updates.  A few weeks ago our staff spent the day with Emily Holthaus,…

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