June 2, 2020

Forward Thinking at the Crossroads of Crisis

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: From hurricanes and earthquakes, and now pandemics and civil unrest across our country, crises have often been viewed as a rare, if not fully welcomed opportunity for…

May 19, 2020

Our Toolbox of Emotions: Storytelling and Social Change at frank2020

By Blog, Hunter Carpenter,

Familiar with the saying: “The pen is mightier than the sword?” While there is no denying a sword is shaper than even the fanciest ballpoint pen, the same can be said about power o…

May 10, 2020

Life Among Public Housing Residents in the Context of a Pandemic

By Blog, Michelle Stears,

Editor's Note: Michelle Stears is the Family and Youth Services Manager at Sarasota Housing Authority.
It’s Monday morning and I’ve already exchanged close to ten emails wit…

May 7, 2020

Healing Through Giving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: Our community’s capacity to heal is measured by its willingness to hope. A trusted guidepost and beacon for so many, hope is an infinite resource we all share. H…

April 20, 2020

The Many Languages of the 2020 Giving Challenge: Nonprofit Conversations En Español with Solmart Media

By Blog, Madeline Hansen, Victor Yengle, Patricia McMahon,

At one point or another, all of us have turned to our friends and said: “Now you’re speaking my language.” We say this not in the literal sense, but because those close to us…

April 15, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Legislation: For Individuals, Employees, Donors

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The United States Congress passed the Families First Response Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to respond to the economic ramifi…

April 10, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Legislation: For Organizations With Less Than 500 Employees

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The United States Congress passed the Families First Response Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to respond to the economic ramifi…

April 8, 2020

Response, Recovery, Resiliency

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends,

In times of crisis, communities come together in many different ways. Our government agencies offer relief and emergency support. Business leaders advocate for and dr…

April 5, 2020

COVID-19 Response

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

(Updated 11 a.m., 5/5/20) Dear Friends, The changes taking place in our community and across the world in response to coronavirus are happening rapidly and can be overwhelming. At the Communit…