January 10, 2022

Our Not-So-Chill Giving Challenge

By Humane Society of Sarasota County,

April 2020 was a scary time. The world was reeling from COVID-19, and there was an overwhelming urge to crawl under the covers, snuggle a kitten or puppy, and emerge again when it was safe. Of…

January 10, 2022

Singing of the Benefits of the 2020 Giving Challenge


In the months leading up to the 2020 Giving Challenge, our first one, the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys was feeling that our lack of experience in such projects made it difficult to forecast wha…

January 10, 2022

Let's Do More Together: Board Engagement Creates More Than Donations


One of the tools Easterseals Southwest Florida employed for the 2020 Giving Challenge was to maximize board engagement. The board members of three separate nonprofits – Easterseals, InSt…

January 10, 2022

Meet Neuro Challenge Champion Carolina Murphy and Team Murphy


Having retired in 2016 after 37 years of dedicated service, this Cuban immigrant was a tennis coach, mentor, admissions director and director of parent and alumni relations of the IMG Academy…

January 10, 2022

Community Foundation Impact

By Learn My History Foundation,

Participating in the 2020 Giving Challenge has made a major difference with the awareness of Learn My History Foundation. We became aware of other organizations' great missions, yet seeing how…

December 9, 2021

In Times of Change

By Blog, 2020 Giving Challenge Impact Testimonial, Galatians 6:2 dba Hope 4 Communities,

The 2020 Giving Challenge came at a crucial time for Hope 4 Communities. In a time of change amidst the unknown, the Giving Challenge gave us and our partner churches the capacity to continuin…

November 19, 2021

Better Together

By Story, 2020 Giving Challenge Impact Testimonial, The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center,

Given the oncome of the global coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying uncertainties, we knew the 2020 Giving Challenge was going to be unique. In 2018, we established the Shapiro Memorial F…

November 1, 2021

Unidos to Find Hope Amidst the Chaos

By Blog, UnidosNow, 2020 Giving Challenge Impact Testimonial,

A note from UnidosNow: 2020 taught many lessons to all of us, but one that UnidosNow kept on learning was to be the advocate and support system for our struggling scholars and families who wer…

October 21, 2021

#BeTheOne Together

By Blog, 2020 Giving Challenge Impact Testimonial, Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary,

Twenty-twenty was Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary’s first Giving Challenge. As newbies, we weren’t sure what to expect but we were excited to be a part of such a huge commu…