Workshops & Training

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County offers monthly workshops and training to help nonprofit board and staff members become more effective in their roles.

Almost all sessions are offered at no cost. Sessions are available only to organizations with updated profiles in The Giving Partner.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Writing a Fundraising Plan 
    Wednesday October 25, 9:00 - 11:00 am 
    Did you know that your organization will qualify for special prizes during the 2018 Giving Challenge if you have a fundraising plan uploaded to The Giving Partner?  Join Barb Bullock for an interactive 2-hour session to begin drafting your organization's fundraising plan. Limit 2 participants per organization.
    Community Foundation of Sarasota County | 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota FL
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Manatee Community Foundation

Our friends at Manatee Community Foundation also offer a great selection of workshops throughout the year. Click here to see a full calendar of events at MCF. 

  • When Good Boards Do Bad Things
    Tuesday October 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Even the best nonprofit boards can find themselves in trouble from time to time as inevitable struggles with politics, resources, and personalities interfere with the peace and harmony we like to associate with charitable work. In this spirited session with Judi Bell and Kris Hoagland, two veterans of nonprofit management and governance, we will learn from case studies that brought out the worst...and the best in people. Find out what boards did to resolve the issues and what they could have done better. Recommended for all executive directors and board members who want an honest, open and sometimes humorous look at how to navigate through tricky situations.  
    Manatee Community Foundation | 2820 Manatee Ave West
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  • Results First: Tools for High Achievement by Nonprofits
    Thursday December 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    Join us for a workshop filled with practical steps to better define, track, verify, and communicate results. Hal Williams, Outcome Guide and lead consultant to Manatee County Government and other investors in our region, will present this lively and interactive workshop. Results First is designed for groups interested in exploring ways to put results at the core of what they do. We suggest that groups consider coming with a team, including: an organizational leader; a board member (board chair would be ideal); one or more leaders of specific programs; staff who directly interact with participants.  
    Manatee Community Foundation | 2820 Manatee Ave West
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2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota FL 34237
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