First Person: Expanding the horizons of women in Jacksonville

A unique partnership to remove barriers and help women improve reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Written by: Chantel Scherer, Teresa Mills & Marcus Haile The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida and the Women’s Center of Jacksonville (WCJ) announced last September, during National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, a unique partnership combining resources and…

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Happy New Year! What does “hybrid” mean?

We’re starting the new year off by introducing a new “hybrid” format for some of our most popular programs!  In 2022, the Nonprofit Center’s Professional Development Series, which includes Managing Successful Teams Series and the Grants and Evaluation Series, will be more accessible than ever. What does “hybrid” mean?  Thanks to your feedback on the…

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“It’s a permanent change”: New research examines the impact of the labor market on nonprofits

Earlier this month, the Nonprofit Center released new research looking at how changes in the labor market and Florida’s new minimum wage law are affecting nonprofits. In briefings we held with nonprofits and government and philanthropic grant-makers, the Nonprofit Center heard from organizations about the significant impacts they are already experiencing. Nonprofits, especially those providing…

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Nonprofits, do you have 15 minutes to advocate for what kids need?

A vibrant, inclusive Northeast Florida is a place where every child has the opportunity to succeed, and nonprofits are vital to making that vision a reality. Nonprofit organizations, your expertise — and the input of those you serve — is needed! The Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) is seeking to better understand the needs of children,…

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We all need a refresher! Get started with the Nonprofit Center Member Portal

We want our members to have access to and take advantage of all of your member benefits. Wondering where to start?  Well, check out the Nonprofit Center’s “Member Portal”.  The Portal is designed to help you navigate your membership with ease and security.  Start using the Portal today and update your organization’ss profile as well…

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COJ/HUD honors nonprofit members for work to help families in need

Want a peek inside the inspiring work of some of our incredible nonprofit members? Just take a look at the work of the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, Operation New Hope, and Sulzbacher, all of which were celebrated this summer as winners of the 2021 COJ/HUD Initiative Awards!  MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation – Club 904 Teen…

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COVID-19 isn’t letting up, and neither are nonprofits

Canceled or virtual fundraisers. Emergency plans activated. Concerns about school closings and mask policies. For nonprofits in our community, 2021 is feeling a lot like 2020 as Northeast Florida grapples with a  surge in COVID-19 cases.  While case reports are trending downward, our health care system continues to be significantly impacted. Nonprofit organizations report either…

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