Athena Progressive Giving Circle
Application Open Through October 7, 2022
The Athena Progressive Giving Circle is a community of women who wish to fund programs and initiatives that meaningfully improve the lives of women and girls in our community. They are now accepting grant proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations that offer programs in Sarasota and Manatee County to address teens and children suffering with mental health issues. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022.
Please contact Laurie Scott, Philanthropic Advisor, at with any questions you may have about this grant cycle.
Strategic Planning for Organizational Short-Term & Long-Term Growth
Nonprofits need well-planned strategies to grow and thrive as an organization. Join us in this strategic planning workshop led by Rosa Grillo to 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. Rosa is also a director of the St. Paul's Community Development Corporation in Norfolk, VA and the DC Casineros in Washington, DC. She is past chair of Unity Health Care, Washington, DC and past director of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She studied social entrepreneurship at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Nonprofit leaders, staff, and board members, with roles in developing the strategic vision of their organization

Join us virtually:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, October 5
Fostering a Great Place
to Work: The Shift from
Micro-Manager to Coach
Join us in-person on November 1, for an interactive, tool-based workshop led by Hannah McGowan of HM Coaching. The two primary drivers of staff engagement and retention are workplace culture and opportunities for skill development. Attendees will therefore 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 (and bonus - more time back in your day-to-day).

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.

Who Should Attend:

  • New managers (who are looking for fundamental management tools)
  • Tenured managers (who are looking for a fresh approach)
  • Anyone with a manager (who want tools to help them manage UP)
  • HR staff (who are looking to integrate tools into their training programs and build an approach to workplace culture)

Join us in-person:
Selby Public Library - Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, November 1
Hybrid attendance is available.
Please contact the Knowledge and Equity team at with any questions you may have about these trainings.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has partnered with Association TRENDS to conduct a confidential compensation survey to report on trends within nonprofit agencies in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties and help nonprofits become more competitive in the marketplace and retain staff.
Participate and complete the survey to be entered in a raffle for a $500 grant from the Community Foundation. The more survey responses there are, the more grants there are to raffle.
Why Participate?
  • Contribute to produce robust data results, benefiting both you and your staff.
  • Compare and benchmark staff salary levels to other nonprofits in our region.
  • Set fair and competitive compensation to help hire and maintain valuable staff members based on regional data.
The survey deadline is extended through September 30, 2022.

The final report will be available in October 2022.

To see past reports, click here.
Please contact the Knowledge and Equity team at with any questions you may have about this survey.

Spotlighting Black Women in Philanthropy
Survey Open for Participation

Philanthropy Southeast has partnered with Voice. Vision. Value. on a book that will uplift the collective accomplishments and contributions of Black women in philanthropy across 10 regions of the country. If you are a Black woman who works in philanthropy and would like to share your experiences navigating the sector as a Black woman, you are invited to participate in this survey.

All Black women working in the sector are eligible to participate. Please share with your Black women friends and colleagues working in philanthropy in your network. The project is committed to the inclusion of those who express and identify themselves as woman, girl, femme, trans, or queer.
For questions, concerns or for more information regarding the Black Women in Philanthropy Book Project, please contact Utoia Wooten at or S.E. Spencer at
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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