September 2023

Structural Changes for Simpler Update Process

Update Your Profile Only Once a Year!

In preparation for the 2024 Giving Challenge, we're making changes so that updating your organization's profile in The Giving Partner is more efficient.

  • The number of required fields to update an existing profile has been reduced.
  • The frequency to update your profiles will now be reduced to an annual basis when your State Charitable Solicitations permit expires (or when your fiscal year ends for those that are exempt from providing a permit).

Take a look at our new Nonprofit Toolkit for more information and download the checklists for updating or creating a profile.

Weekly Virtual Open Houses for Help with The Giving Partner

Every Friday, 10:00am - 10:30am, Starting September 29

Need assistance with developing or updating your organization's profile in The Giving Partner? Starting Friday, September 29, 2023, we are hosting weekly virtual open houses to ask our staff any questions regarding The Giving Partner.

Join a Weekly Open House Session

Have more questions? Contact us at

1st Quarterly Giving Challenge Virtual Open House

12:00pm - 1:00pm, September 26, 2023

The Community Foundation’s Giving Challenge team will be hosting a Virtual Open House. It is optional to attend. Pop on and off anytime during this one-hour virtual open house to ask your 2024 Giving Challenge question(s).

Join Us on Zoom

Peer Learnings: 2022 Success Stories Webinar

10:00am - 12:00pm, October 12, 2023

Get a head start on your 2024 Giving Challenge campaign plans by learning from your peers! Hear from nonprofit leaders that excelled at different strategies for their 2022 campaigns that you can apply in 2024.

What You'll Learn: Best Practices for Overall Campaign Strategy, Business Partnerships, Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers, and More!

Who Should Attend: Your marketing staff, development staff, board members, and other leadership members on your team involved in your Giving Challenge campaign.

Register Here

2024 Giving Challenge Kickoff: Getting Ready Webinar

12:00pm - 1:00pm, November 2, 2023

Learn everything you need to know in this Zoom webinar about the 2024 Giving Challenge (Noon to Noon April 9-10), including how to register your nonprofit organization for the 24-hour online giving event and the features available to make your nonprofit organization as successful as possible.

What You'll Learn: New Site Features, Key Deadlines, Pre-Challenge Prizes, and More!

Who Should Attend: Your organization's Giving Challenge team leaders.

Register Here

Nonprofit News is your source for the 2024 Giving Challenge, including trainings, workshops, and other important updates. If you miss an issue of Nonprofit News, you can revisit archived editions with relevant 2024 Giving Challenge content anytime on the Giving Challenge website's Communication Library page at

Please contact the Giving Challenge team at with any questions you may have.

Fueling Dynamic Fundraising

Fundraising Courses for Large & Small Nonprofits

The Patterson Foundation’s Fueling Dynamic Fundraising (FDF) team conducted a Listening Tour to hear from area nonprofits about their fundraising practices. After receiving feedback from the listening sessions, FDF is set to offer in-person trainings in our local area in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and The Fund Raising School.

One course will be open to nonprofit organizations with an active profile on The Giving Partner with an annual revenue between $300,000 – $3 million. An additional course will be offered for small nonprofits to address the unique fundraising challenges and opportunities they experience, open to nonprofit organizations with an active profile on The Giving Partner with annual revenue up to $300,000. 

Learn More Here & Request to Participate

Please email TPF Fellow Alexa Carr at if you have any questions.

Nonprofit Job Bank

Whether you're seeking a new nonprofit position or you want to post an open position at your organization, your local resource is the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter's Job Bank, supported by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Nonprofit Job Bank
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