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JTA RideShare Program 2020-2021 launch scheduled for September 11

September 2, 2020

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

September 1, 2020

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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Nonprofit Center events to remain virtual through 2020 — Here’s why

August 4, 2020

It has been nearly five months since the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives, our work, and our world. I’ll never forget that Friday in March — the 13th, a fitting coincidence — when the staff of the Nonprofit Center walked out of our office, unsure when we would return.

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Repositioning for Strength: The Northeast Florida Nonprofit Sector and COVID-19

August 3, 2020

Over the past several weeks, the Nonprofit Center convened members of the local nonprofit in a working group to support our community of nonprofit businesses following the initial shockwave of the coronavirus in Northeast Florida.

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Nonprofit Center Commitment to Advance Racial Justice

July 7, 2020

The Nonprofit Center has been working with a group of our members in the past few weeks to chronicle and lift up how our industry is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the insights both profound and practical, was the insistence that we prioritize naming, challenging, and changing internal and external practices and programs that…

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2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition: Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

June 16, 2020

Our fifth 2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition goes to Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is being recognized for their collaborative efforts to reduce re-admission rates amongst people experiencing mental health crises and substance use disorder crises. The Care Coordination program uses a wrap-around service model to link individuals to community…

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2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition: The Arc Nassau

June 11, 2020

Our fourth installment of the 2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition is dedicated to The Arc Nassau. The Arc Nassau created an innovative component to their Job-a-Palooza event that matches employers with future employees who have disabilities. The student participants in this event were selected through a partnership with the Nassau County School District.  …

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In 2020, MLK’s “Other America” Still Exists

June 1, 2020

The Nonprofit Center is in solidarity with our community members who are taking a stand to make their voices heard against racism, violence, and discrimination. We hear you. We see you. We are with you.   For far too long some members of our Northeast Florida community have not been heard; their voices were sometimes silenced…

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2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition: Ability Housing

June 1, 2020

Ability Housing is the third winner of the 2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition. Ability Housing is being recognized for their innovation in the area of permanent supportive housing for individuals who have experienced homelessness.  The individuals served by Ability Housing are often disqualified from other housing opportunities due to barriers to entry, such…

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2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition: Feeding Northeast Florida

May 27, 2020

The second winner of the 2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition is Project SHARE – a program developed by Feeding Northeast Florida. Feeding Northeast Florida is being recognized for their outstanding collaboration during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As Northeast Florida began to experience the effects of closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number…

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