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 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 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.
The Giving Partner Summer 2020 Updates
Nonprofit Workshops & Training
We have been working on some great new features for The Giving Partner! Please join us to learn how your organization can get prepared to collect donations through your Giving Partner profile as well has leverage additional fundraising tools that are already in your GiveGab account.
Distinguished Speaker Series - Lauren J. Wolven Esq
Distinguished Speaker Series
Topic: “Managing Psychological and Legal Obstacles During the Pandemic” The COVID-19 pandemic caused fear, paranoia, anger, sadness and anxiety that lingers even as the world “re-opens”. This program will discuss tips for maintaining your own mental health and stability while managing the emotions of your clients.