Nonprofit Learning

Every month, we enjoy seeing our colleagues from local nonprofits.



Manatee Connects provides a forum for executive directors, development professionals, board members and program staff to network and share, while we learn from a local expert in nonprofit management, fundraising, communications, governance or other areas of interest.

Location: Manatee Community Foundation, 2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Sessions

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | The 2020 Grant Cycle and Making the Best Case for Your Results

Thursday, January 9, 2019 | Going for the Gold: How A Small Organization Can Win Big with Clever Communications

Other Workshops at MCF

“Turning Eight Board Challenges Into Opportunities: A Session for Your Chief Executive & Board Members”

Successful nonprofit organizations have dynamic and impactful boards that know their roles and always keep the mission number one. In this interactive session, we’ll talk through eight board challenges and how to turn them into positive opportunities. From new member recruitment to fundraising, knowing the community you are serving to understanding financials–take some time to make your board all it can be. Session leaders: Clifford L. Walters, III, Principal, Blalock Walters, P.A.; Susie Bowie, Executive Director, Manatee Community Foundation.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

We encourage multiple registrations from your organization. RSVP to

Past Events

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Harvesting the Full Potential of Your Donor Database

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Public Speaking Masterclass: How to Find Your Unique Speaking Style and Give More Impactful Presentations

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Why Collaboration is So Hard But Works So Well

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Structuring Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Thursday, June 12, 2019 | The Big Issues & Opportunities in Manatee County

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Case Study: The Bishop Re-branding

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Learning from Our Biggest Mistakes

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | A Valentine’s Day Chat with Anna Maria Island Giving Circle

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | Planned Giving In A Nutshell with Tom Waters, CEO, Easterseals of Southwest Florida


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