October 6, 2022

Typical Post-Disaster Giving Practices Could Hamper Hurricane Ian Recovery

By Ben Smilowitz,

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, a familiar narrative is already taking shape. It goes like this: A major disaster sparks a flood of donations to the big relief organizations. These groups…

November 7, 2021

Season of Sharing campaign kicks off amid major housing crunch in Sarasota-Manatee

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

The 21st annual Season of Sharing fundraising campaign kicks off today during a time of hardship for thousands of local families and individuals. The ongoing pandemic and a red-hot real estate…

August 2, 2021

Soundbites from El Corazón

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Mischa Kirby, Hunter Carpenter,

Long before the invention of keystrokes, written script and the type press, storytelling was tied to oral traditions. Human stories are best told through voice and the words, tones, and emotio…

June 14, 2021

Beyond the Spectrum Receives $23,169 Health Care Grant

By Story, Beyond the Spectrum Education and Therapeutic Center,

Since 2007 Beyond the Spectrum has served families in Sarasota & Manatee counties affected by Autism and other related diagnoses, ensuring support to our families through our therapeutic a…

May 13, 2021

2021 Charitable Incentives under the CARES Act

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

In 2020, the CARES Act was passed to provide relief to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it created new charitable incentives to encourage…

May 2, 2021

One year after COVID, our nonprofits remain strong

By Story, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Susie Bowie, Carol Butera, Teri A. Hansen, Debra Jacobs, Roxie Jerde, Ashley Maher, and Mark Pritchett. Why have our communities remained so resili…

March 1, 2021

One Year Through the Looking Glass

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: There is real comfort in knowing. Knowing when our next paycheck will be delivered, where our next meal will come from, what the next step in our lives will bring us. Knowledge…

February 15, 2021

Season of Sharing's inspiring impact

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Debra Jacobs,

The life-altering impact that a disaster has on our lives is more pronounced now than at any time in recent memory. Much like a catastrophic hurricane, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the fo…

February 8, 2021

“Season of Sharing” Reaches More than $3.7 Million in Donations throughout 21st Annual Campaign

By Press Release,

Since March 2020, the community-wide campaign has raised more than $6.5 million to provide stability for the community’s most vulnerable. SARASOTA, FL – Three months of unparallele…