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First Person: Expanding the horizons of women in Jacksonville

February 28, 2022

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?

January 3, 2022

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

November 29, 2021

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?

November 29, 2021

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

November 1, 2021

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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Leadership is a cornerstone of a strong nonprofit sector — meet these inspiring next generation leaders

October 29, 2021

Allow us to introduce you to some of the nonprofit sector’s amazing leaders! For a decade, the Nonprofit Center has recruited the next generation of sector leaders through the Emerging Leaders Program. And in 2020, we added a Board Service Fellowship Program to the lineup, designed to recruit and empower untapped community leaders for nonprofit…

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

September 13, 2021

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

September 3, 2021

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

August 3, 2021

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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Welcome new nonprofit leaders!

July 6, 2021

The Nonprofit Center features local nonprofit leaders in a blog series called First Person. This month, we are sending a big welcome to the newest leaders of some of our local nonprofits. We hope you will take every opportunity to reach out and connect with these fine people and offer them support and partnership! The…

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