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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Connecting with Your Employees – More than Just Zoom Meetings

Guest blog – Andrea Spencer, ElderSource The pandemic has certainly presented many challenges; however many opportunities for growth, creativity, and engagement in the workplace – albeit remotely – have emerged. One aspect that made itself abundantly clear to us at ElderSource was that direct and regular communication with our employees was crucial in keeping them connected, focused, committed to our mission, and feeling cared for. We’ve learned that it’s more – a lot more – than just gathering on Zoom.  We are a non-profit organization, an Area Agency…

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The Concerns Keeping Nonprofit Leaders Awake at Night

Repositioning For Strength Infographic describing the impact of nonprofits in Northeast Florida. 46% have experienced an increase in demand for services, 32% have lost revenue due to decreased demand for services, 9 in 10 have received some form of COVID-19 financial assistance, 21% had to cut hours or lay off staff, 2 in 3 lost revenue due to cancelled events, one third reported difficulty operating in a virtual environment, 2 in 5 nonprofit leaders say “staying solvent through 2021” keeps them up at night. A graph depicts predicted revenue change across organizations in 2020, with all organizations predicting a 15% revenue loss, orgs with budgets under 1 Million dollars predicting a 25% revenue loss, and orgs with budgets over 1 Million dollars predicting a 3% loss.

“I’m worried about my staff; I think we’re all tired and that COVID fatigue is setting in.” “I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to collaborate with other nonprofit leaders to create new ways to serve our communities and I want to know how we can keep it going.” “I wish more emergency funding sources…

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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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Nonprofit Advocacy Priorities for 2021

One word I keep coming back to in 2021 is gratitude. I am immensely grateful to the hundreds of nonprofit organizations across our region who continue to find ways to innovate and serve their constituents every day. According to our latest COVID-19 research, more than 70% of local nonprofits have remained fully operational and continued…

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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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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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Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida Zoom Guide

Our team is working remotely as our community adjusts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We realize that for some of our members, webinars might be a new experience, so we have compiled this brief guide to help you prepare for your upcoming virtual meeting. Getting started on Zoom Download the Zoom app for the…

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