The Community Foundation of Sarasota County believes that creating a vibrant dialogue and culture of giving in our community starts with engaging and informing everyone we connect with. We host a variety of events throughout the year for our donors, professional advisors, local nonprofits, and interested community members to connect, learn, and give meaningfully together.

While we strive to connect interested individuals to the community, not all events are open to the public.

Types of Events 

Third
Thursdays

Third Thursdays is a monthly event series that invites friends of the Community Foundation to explore our local nonprofit organizations. Each Thursday begins with light refreshments and a brief introduction to the organization.

Guests are then invited to participate in a unique experience specifically connected with the mission and initiatives of the hosting nonprofit. These events are by invitation. 

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County provides monthly workshops and trainings for local nonprofit board and staff members to enhance their strategic goals, skills, and resources to become more impactful in their roles. All sessions are offered at no cost and exclusively reserved for those organizations with an updated and reviewed profile in The Giving Partner.

Nonprofit Workshops and Trainings

Distinguished
Speaker Series

Distinguished Speaker Series provides educational lectures to local professional advisors, enabling them to earn advanced education credits. These programs are led by our Community Foundation in partnership with Manatee Community Foundation and the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, with generous sponsorship by area banks.

Upcoming Events

Giving Partner Information for Existing Profiles

Nonprofit Workshops & Training

  • Monday , December 09 , 2019 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The Community Foundation of Sarasota County 2635 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237

Already have a profile in The Giving Partner? Then this training is for you! If you weren't able to watch our webinar on Nov. 14th for a sneak peek of the upgraded Giving Partner platform, or if perhaps you would like a review, we encourage you to attend this in-person orientation.

Dec 09 , 2019

Orientation for Organizations New to The Giving Partner

Nonprofit Workshops & Training

  • Tuesday , December 10 , 2019 at 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • The Community Foundation of Sarasota County 2635 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237

Thank you for your interest in creating a profile in The Giving Partner. Having a profile in The Giving Partner is a great way to increase awareness of your organization in our local community. Plus, maintaining a current profile qualifies your organization to apply for grants from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and participate in the Giving Challenge!

Dec 10 , 2019

Orientation for Organizations New to The Giving Partner

Nonprofit Workshops & Training

  • Thursday , December 12 , 2019 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The Community Foundation of Sarasota County 2635 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237

Thank you for your interest in creating a profile in The Giving Partner. Having a profile in The Giving Partner is a great way to increase awareness of your organization in our local community. Plus, maintaining a current profile qualifies your organization to apply for grants from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and participate in the Giving Challenge!

Dec 12 , 2019