May 2023
Share Your Impact Testimonial from the
2022 Giving Challenge
As we gear up for the Giving Challenge 2024, we are reflecting on the successes of the past. We are looking to gather testimonials from nonprofit participants about their experience in the 2022 Giving Challenge to share with our community.

Why Share a Testimonial?

  • Celebrate the contributions of your staff, donors, board and volunteers
  • Highlight the impact made throughout the community
  • Inspire fellow nonprofit organizations, donors, volunteers and spark ideas 

What Experiences Can You Highlight in Your Testimonial?

  • Stories about engaging donors, staff, volunteers, and program beneficiaries
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers
  • Matches and/or Challenges specific to your nonprofit organization
  • Successful Nonprofit Partnerships and/or Business Partnerships
  • Your Pop-Up Giving Station success
  • How your nonprofit organization used your 2022 Giving Challenge funds

How to Submit & Helpful Guidelines
Testimonials will be submitted through our online portal, CommunityForce. Please note that this is not a grant opportunity. Submitting an impact testimonial does not guarantee that your submission will be published. Our Giving Challenge team will notify you in July 2023 if your impact testimonial was selected. 

The submission deadline is Friday, June 30th at 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about your submission, please contact us at
Funding Opportunities through
Florida Humanities

Since 1973, Florida Humanities has awarded more than $20 million in federal funding statewide in support of the development and presentation of humanities-rich cultural resources and public programs. These projects help preserve Florida’s rich history and heritage, promote civic engagement and community dialogue, and provide opportunities for reflecting on the future of our state.

Whether you are a long-time applicant or an organization newly discovering Florida Humanities, take a minute and explore their current funding opportunities to see if your organization is eligible for their grant opportunities.
Reminder to update your profile in
The Giving Partner!

Spring cleaning is in the air and it is time to dust off the cobwebs and update your profile in The Giving Partner!

  • Upload your renewed State Charitable Solicitations Permit
  • Upload your 990 and/or Audit/financials for fiscal year ending 2021
  • Update your Program Results for fiscal year ending 2022
  • Update your Staff Retention Rate % for fiscal year ending 2022.
  • Update your Board Chair Term End dateBoard Attendance Meeting Attendance % and Board's Top Accomplishment for fiscal year ending 2022.

As you're making updates, don't forget to reference the Nonprofit Toolkit checklist (step 5) to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. When you're finished making updates be sure to click "Submit for Re-Verification" to add your profile to the review queue.

Thank you for all your hard work!
If you have any questions, please contact our team at or message our tech provider, Give Gab, at
Watch Past Trainings & Workshops

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.

If you missed our nonprofit training last week, Legal & Ethical Considerations for Nonprofit Board Members, visit our foundation's YouTube channel to watch the recording or any other recordings you might have missed this year.
Nonprofit Job Bank

Whether you're seeking a new nonprofit position or you want to post an open position at your organization, your local resource is the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter's Job Bank, supported by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
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