Announcing BOLD new Community Foundation support for Broward’s nonprofits

Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence

May 26, 2022

The Community Foundation of Broward launches the Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

The Community Foundation of Broward is launching the Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence – dedicated to helping nonprofits that deliver critical local services achieve their full potential.

Time and again during our eight-month strategic planning process, we heard that Broward’s nonprofit organizations needed more help to sustain and grow their ability to serve our community.

Now, as part of the Community Foundation’s strategic plan priority to expand our community leadership role, we are pleased to announce the creation of the new Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

This exciting new venture will help local charitable organizations maximize their community impact, so they are better equipped to make life better in Broward.

The Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence will:

  • Support the growth and development of strong nonprofits serving all of our community.
  • Deliver training and resources to strengthen the skills of nonprofits’ staff and volunteers.
  • Support navigating the operational aspects of running successful nonprofits.
  • Assist with technology and asset development for nonprofits.
  • Provide grants to support nonprofit operations and capacity building.

Cathy Brown is the new director of the Community Foundation’s Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence, which launches in the fall.

“Community feedback during our strategic planning process challenged us to consider how we could better support and lift our partner nonprofits,” said Community Foundation President/CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “Launching the Broward Center for Nonprofit excellence is an exciting new chapter in our mission to transform our community through focused leadership that fosters collaboration.”

The new Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence builds off the success of the former Leadership Institute at the Community Foundation, which for two decades delivered a wide variety of practical, effective and engaging programs on topics such as board development and executive leadership.

In the months ahead, the new Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence will launch a comprehensive nonprofit resource hub, categorizing the training, resources and other support services currently available for nonprofits in Broward. In addition, we will conduct a baseline needs assessment to identify the additional training programs, resource development and other core mission work needed to support local nonprofits.

Leading the way will be newly hired Director Cathy Brown, who is already at work putting her stamp on this pioneering project to lift Broward’s nonprofit community to new heights. Cathy is the former Associate Director of Education for Indiana University’s Lily Family School of Philanthropy, where she led training programs for nonprofit organizations across the country. Cathy also brings 15 years of experience running small nonprofits and quasi-government agencies.

The Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence is set to launch in the fall and will be located at the Community Foundation’s office on Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

“I’m honored to be a part of this new chapter of the Community Foundation’s leadership mission,” Center Director Cathy Brown said. “The Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence will be a valuable resource for any nonprofit to learn more and strengthen their work to make life better in Broward.”
Learn More

For more information about the new Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence, contact Director Cathy Brown at cbrown@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503, ext. 119.

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