Community Foundation And United Way Team Up To Make Broward Nonprofits ‘Resilient’

September 22, 2021

An exciting new collaboration between the Community Foundation of Broward and United Way of Broward County will enable more nonprofits to sustain and grow their vital missions – during times of crisis and beyond.

Nonprofits have been on the front lines of helping our community bounce back from the pandemic – even as an economic slump decreased their donations and safety restrictions diminished their pool of volunteers.

As a result, in addition to providing emergency aid to nonprofits during the pandemic, the Community Foundation launched a new effort to strengthen nonprofits through “resiliency training.” This innovative training helps nonprofits develop strategies to face the long-term repercussions of this crisis and take on whatever challenges emerge in the future.

Now the United Way has generously agreed to match the Community Foundation’s investment in this growing program, so that more nonprofits can learn how to become resilient.

“The Community Foundation and United Way of Broward County teaming up to strengthen Broward’s nonprofit resilience is collaboration at its best,” said Sheri Brown Grosvenor, Community Foundation Vice President of Community Impact. “We can all accomplish so much more when we work together in service to our community.”

The resiliency program features informative sessions with a hands-on team of experts from Risk Alternatives, Inc. as well as coaches from Executive Service Corp South Florida who collaboratively provide training. Through the program, nonprofit participants create their own resiliency plans to guide them through good times and bad.

And that’s not all. After crafting their resiliency plans, nonprofits can apply for grants to support implementing these new strategies by investing in infrastructure, technology or other necessary improvements.

The resiliency program started with more than 80 participants representing dozens of Broward nonprofits attending a training session held online via webcast.

In the months ahead, the training is expanding to include dozens more organizations such as the Jack & Jill Center, Women in Distress of Broward County, Junior Achievement of South Florida, the Pace Center for Girls, the YMCA and many more.

Thanks to this dynamic collaboration between the Community Foundation and United Way, more of Broward’s critical nonprofits will create strategies to become resilient so they can always be there to help our community.

“Long term resiliency planning is critical for our nonprofit partners in the community, especially during these uncertain times,” said Maria Hernandez, Chief Program Officer of United Way of Broward County. “That is why we are proud to partner with The Community Foundation to provide educational and coaching sessions led by subject matter experts for those who provide services to those in need in Broward County.”
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To learn how the Community Foundation of Broward can help you can create a BOLD impact with your giving, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at or954-761-9503.

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