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Nonprofit Leadership and Innovation

Published: The massive challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have produced authentic, inspiring displays of leadership and innovation by our region’s nonprofit organizations. Gulf Coast President|CEO Mark Pritchett highlights some of the exceptional nonprofits who have risen to the challenge in the July 18 edition of SRQ Daily.

The NonProfit Times Named Gulf Coast One of the Country's Best Nonprofits

Published: The national publication for nonprofit managers ranked Gulf Coast 22nd on its “top 50” list this year. The foundation ranked eighth in the small nonprofits group (15 – 49 employees) and, notably, was the only community foundation in the country on this year’s list.

Helping the Homeless in North Port

Published: The City of North Port has added a full-time case manager to assist those experiencing the crisis of homelessness in southern Sarasota County.The case manager will work with North Port Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team and the City’s Social Services Division.

Gulf Coast Board Elects Officers

Published: The Gulf Coast Board of Directors has elected Rod Hershberger as Chair and David Green as Vice Chair for a one-year term as officers. The Board also reelected Anne Essner, Tracy Knight, and Susan Sofia to three-year terms as directors.

Helping Sarasota County Residents Harness Clean Energy

Published: A $30,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation will enable Solar United Neighbors to expand clean, sustainable energy by launching two new residential solar co-ops in Sarasota County.

Hearing the Screams

Published: The following guest column by Gulf Coast President and CEO Mark Pritchett appeared in the June 20 edition of SRQ Daily:

Nonprofits Diversify Funding with Energy Improvements

Published: Partners for Green Places was launched last fall to inspire local organizations to implement sustainability measures through energy- and water-efficiency improvements. Recently, the initiative awarded $161,379 in matching funds to help 10 environmental and human service agencies make cost-saving improvements to their facilities.