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Every month, we enjoy seeing our colleagues from local nonprofits either virtually or here in our community room for a discussion or training about a topic important to your organization’s success.

Email Events@ManateeCF.org to join the email list informing you about monthly opportunities or to let us know what you would like to learn about in an upcoming session. 

Access a library of past virtual trainings hosted by Manatee Community Foundation.

Upcoming Trainings

Data Informed Strategies & Community Indicators Dashboard Workshop

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Sumitra Sankarasubramanian, Data Analyst, and Scott Henderson, Director of Insights

July 17, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Who Should Attend: Any nonprofit professional who works with data and development staff

Whether you are making breakfast or deciding what to wear in the morning, your brain is processing upward of 35,000 decisions each day. Our brains are constantly calling on known and learned data to make all those data-informed decisions. How can we make data-informed decisions in our work?

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Scott Henderson, Director of Insights, and Sumitra Sankarasubramanian, Data Analyst, will share a data-informed strategy with simple steps and best practices that you can immediately apply to your work. That data strategy helps organizations confidently create innovative and responsive programs, services, and solutions.

Then, they will share an interactive tour of the Community Foundation’s Community Indicators Dashboard. Bring your laptop, tablet, or portable device to discover ways you can use the Dashboard to support and provide context about your mission. You will return to your organization data-inspired!

The Power of Partnership:
How MCF Collaborates with Our Local Nonprofits

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August 7, 2024
Program: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Virtual via Zoom
Who Should Attend: Nonprofit development staff & fundraisers

Through robust connections, tailored trainings, strategic convenings, and impactful grantmaking initiatives, MCF has been driving positive change within our communities.

In this engaging session, our team will share about: 

  • How the Philanthropy Team connects donors to support nonprofits
  • Manatee Connects – Nonprofit capacity building program
  • Maximizing the using the MCF Community Room
  • How to benefit from MCF Scholarships & Grantmaking

Whether you’re a seasoned nonprofit professional or just starting your journey in the sector, this webinar offers a wealth of knowledge and practical guidance to empower your community-driven initiatives.

2024 ALICE Report

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August 28, 2024
Program: 10 am – 11 am
Virtual via Zoom
Who Should Attend: Program Staff, Executive Directors, Board Members

More information coming soon.

Promising Practices in Governance

Wendy Demming,
Bishop Parker Foundation CEO

September 18, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors & Board Members

More Information Coming Soon

Results 1st

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Robyn Faucy,
Results 1st, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner

October 16, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Who Should Attend: Any nonprofit professionals who work with data, program staff, and development staff

More Information Coming Soon

Public Policy in the Nonprofit Industry

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November 13, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors & Board Members

More Information Coming Soon

Speed Networking & Holiday Social

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December 4, 2024
Program: 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Who Should Attend: All are invited

More Information Coming Soon