As our community becomes more complex, nonprofits are facing an unprecedented number of challenges on their path to success and understanding community needs.

That is why the Community Foundation of Sarasota County provides workshops and trainings as opportunities for local nonprofits to gather and learn from one another as well as industry experts about ways to maximize their efforts and strengthen their work.

Attending any workshops or trainings is contingent upon your nonprofit organization having a profile in The Giving Partner with an Approved/CURRENT status. All sessions are offered at no cost to nonprofit organizations with this designation.

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Our workshops and trainings cover a broad array of topics and fields and rotate on a variable schedule. Some of our recent offerings include:

  • Community Foundation 101
  • Refreshing and Reframing Events
  • Developing a Communications Plan
  • Transforming Your Social Media Presence for Giving Season

For more information on upcoming sessions, please see the details below:

Strategic Planning for Organizational Short-Term & Long-Term Growth

Nonprofit Workshops & Training

  • Wednesday , October 05 , 2022 at 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Zoom Event

Nonprofits need well-planned strategies to grow and thrive as an organization. Led by Rosa Grillo, learn effective planning efforts for short-term and long-term success. Rosa Grillo is a social entrepreneur, providing customer-focused strategies in social innovation, community engagement, marketing and public relations, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She advises on strategies that provide sustainability and build communities, encouraging growth while preserving culture. She currently provides public relations and community engagement services to The Ringling Museum of Art.

Oct 05 , 2022

Fostering a Great Place to Work-The Shift from Micro-Manager to Coach

Nonprofit Workshops & Training

  • Tuesday , November 01 , 2022 at November 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Selby Public Library - Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium)

Join us in-person on November 1, for an interactive, tool-based workshop led by Hannah McGowan of HM Coaching. Attendees will leave this workshop with tangible strategies to build a learning culture that leverages employee strengths, shift from a micro-management/limited delegation management style to a coaching style, and balance high outcome expectations with high levels of support. You’ll leave knowing how to get peak performance from your staff without burning them out. Hannah has over 11 years of experience as a talent development professional, counselor, and nonprofit leader. Attendees consistently leave her workshops feeling energized with strategies they can implement immediately to enact positive change.

Nov 01 , 2022

Previous Workshops & Trainings

Transform Your Social Media Presence 

Nonprofit Training Series

Join the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Dana Snyder of Positive Equation for a free three-part series on social media marketing. Refresh yourself on the fundamentals of social media strategy, deconstruct how to create a virtual livestreaming event, and learn how to maximize your social media advertising budget. 

Topics include: 

  • 101: The "Must Know" Secrets to Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits 
  • 201: How to Create an Engaging Virtual Livestreaming Event
  • 301: Find New Donors & Raise Brand Awareness with Social Media Advertising

You can watch the recordings by clicking "Watch Trainings" button.

Impact Evaluation Series

Enhancing Programmatic Impact through Data, Research, and Evaluation

Join the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Dr. Shelley Robertson, a national leader in nonprofit program evaluation and assessment, for a multi-part series on enhancing your programs’ impact through data, research, and evaluation.

Topics include:

  • Using Evaluation to Change Programs
  • How to Create an Easy, Reliable Tool to Collect Impact Data
  • How to Turn Data into Useable Outcomes
  • How to Communicate Your Impact

You can watch the recordings by clicking "Watch Trainings" button.

Community Foundation 101

Nonprofit Workshop Webinar

Curious about community foundations? Learn about the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and how it differs from other local foundations in this recorded webinar workshop. You'll have a chance to hear from key staff members and learn how to access community and capacity-building resources.

How To Develop or Update Your Profile in The Giving Partner


Learn more about how to create a new profile, or how to update an existing profile, on The Giving Partner, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's directory featuring local nonprofit organizations. We’ll cover the basics (including plenty of visuals) and have a brief Q&A session at the end. This will be a great opportunity to get familiar with recent enhancements and to start getting your profile in good shape for the 2022 Giving Challenge.

Manatee Community Foundation logo

Our friends at the Manatee Community Foundation (MCF) offer a meaningful selection of workshops and trainings throughout the year. Find out more about MCF events and programs and view their full events calendar

Need assistance?

Aude-Eureka Mondé

Manager, Community Knowledge