• Nonprofits First

     We had the pleasure of having  Adriene Tynes, Director of Accreditation of Nonprofits First. Nonprofits First has been the leading resource for strengthening the operational and administrative capacity of nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County. Comprised of experienced professionals, consultants and … Continue reading

  • Spirit of Giving Network

    We had the pleasure of having Sue Diener, Executive Director of Spirit of Giving Network. The Spirit of Giving Network is a collaborative, nonprofit organization with a focus on children and families in South Palm Beach County. It is a forum where … Continue reading

  • Children’s Bereavement Center

    We had the pleasure of having Chira Cassel, COO of Children’s Bereavement Center. The Children’s Bereavement Center provides free Peer Support Groups for children, young adults, and adult caregivers after the death of a loved one.  Groups are open to anyone who has … Continue reading

  • Health Awareness Month

    May is Health Awareness Month! We had the pleasure of having Lisa Steiner of Barkan Method and Evolution Yoga as well as Vicki Katz, Executive Director at The Faulk Center for Counseling. The mission of the Faulk Center for Counseling is to … Continue reading

  • Cool Clothes Closet

    We had the pleasure of having Lynda Walsh of Cool Clothes Closet. The Cool Clothes Closet is a “Store” dedicated to providing fashionable clothing, free of charge, to “teenagers in need” in a boutique-style setting. Their goal is to promote dignity and normalcy … Continue reading

  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

    On this week at Forum for Nonprofits we had Don Eachus, the development director for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Foundation. For the past seven years on a Sunday morning in February, thousands of people have gathered at Miramar Regional Park, united … Continue reading

Speak Up For Kids Palm Beach County

Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc. is the exclusive 501(c)(3) fundraising arm for the Guardian ad Litem Program of Palm Beach County, Florida. 

We champion best-interest child advocacy through the recruitment, training and retention of court-appointed volunteer child advocates. Through effective advocacy the cycles of abuse, violence, and crime are being broken one child at a time, and children’s futures are being rewritten. 

These “guardian angels” are committed solely to each child’s emotional, educational, and physical well-being throughout dependency court proceedings as the only 100% objective voice,  serving as ‘the eyes and ears of the dependency court’.

OUR TARGETED INITIATIVES 

#1 Therapeutic Court 
An award-winning pilot, the first of its kind in the US, to serve the most complex cases in our county through a round-table team approach. Every agency involved in a child’s case is represented and held accountable every week in a single meeting with Judge oversight. In its first year, TC achieved 11 adoptions across the 20 most  

#2 Early Childhood Court 
Child victims of abuse enter the system at every age. ECC is targeting the best interests of infant and toddler child victims and their families working toward safe, permanent placement of these young ones faster. 


#3 Foster Palm Beach
Dependency numbers continue to rise, and safe housing for our children remains in short supply. In 2018, we extended our impact efforts by creating Foster Palm Beach to recruit more foster families locally––a natural extension of our efforts to
Speak Up for Kids.

For more information you can call 561-408-7779 or email info@speakupforkidspbc.org

ArtServe

In 1988, the Broward Cultural Division completed its Cultural Master Plan. One recommendation was to improve business involvement in the arts by starting a Broward County Affiliate of the very successful national program, Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA). With leadership from the Cultural Arts Task Force of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Broward Cultural Affairs Council (BCAC) this recommendation was realized in July 1988, when BVA/Broward was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Florida. With the receipt of 501(C)(3) status from the IRS BVA/Broward, Inc. began operations in January of 1989.

By 1991, a Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) program was established, followed by the ArtServe Business Center (ABC), which was made possible by a three-year, $150,00 National Endowment for the Arts grant award. The three programs, BVA, VLA and ABC, were merged in 1993 under the umbrella of ArtServe.

ArtServe is now centrally located in Fort Lauderdale, sharing its 25,000 sq. ft. venue  with a Broward County branch library. This multi-purpose facility provides low-cost space where artists, non-profits and the public can hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings, events, and conduct business.

Available spaces include:

  • Multi-purpose Auditorium
  • Main Art Gallery
  • Dance Studio
  • Artist Studios and Art Class Space
  • Private Gallery Exhibition Spaces
  • Affordable offices and suites for artists and non-profits
  • Flex space for workshops, presentations and training
  • Board and Meeting Rooms
  • Gift Shop

The Business Center features nearly 20 private office suites which rent for low rates, thereby allowing cultural non-profits and organizations that support non-profits to minimize their administrative overhead, and put more resources back into building their organization. The facilities are provided at low rates to artists and nonprofit organizations.

ArtServe’s scope of services has expanded and numerous programs have been added to meet the demands of the South Florida arts community. Through private and public funding, ArtServe has developed a series of programs aimed at strengthening and assisting local artists and nonprofit cultural groups in their business-related and marketing efforts.

ArtServe has become a national model for other arts incubators and artist-support groups.

For more information you can call (954) 462-8190 or email information@artserve.org

Propel


PROPEL
 – People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership – was founded in 2004 by a small group of Boca Raton businessmen and community leaders to support the educational achievement and leadership development of the area’s less fortunate youth. Boca Raton boasts a median household income of $71,468, which is:

  • 35% greater than Palm Beach County as a whole and
  • 51% greater than that of Florida

However, over 90% of our youth come from households with an average family size of 6+ and an average income of less than $29,244 –just 41% of the City’s average.

Most of our kids live in the most economically depressed areas in and around Palm Beach County, virtually all residing in Section 8 housing throughout the area.

Since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Propel has grown in size tremendously. Propel is now serving an average of 80 students weekly and currently holds a waitlist for those that have taken interest in THE HUB. To support this growing interest, we have moved into a more sizable location and are bringing in more resources. Propel has moved from a 800 sq. ft. office, serving an average of 20 students a day in 2014 to a 8,000 sq. ft. facility where PROPEL’s HUB has expanded to include an educational center with classrooms, meeting rooms, a full commercial kitchen, and a computer lab. PROPEL was granted two passenger vans, filling a critical need at our organization- transportation of our youth to and from the center so they can participate in our programming. Over the past five years, we have given out $130,000 in college scholarships. This past year we have connected over 20 of our student leaders with employment opportunities.

For more information call (561) 955-8553 or email info@propelyourfuture.org

Impact 100 Men

Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County is made up of men who are committed to improving the community through grants to local nonprofits that are transforming the community. This group seeks to advance high impact giving and action in the South Palm Beach County area by bringing men together to make a singular impact. Impact 100 Men champions the “power of giving as one” and makes it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the community. Up to $100,000 will be awarded to a local nonprofit through a majority vote of all Impact 100 Men members at an annual meeting after a proposal review process.

United Way of Palm Beach County acts as the fiscal agent for Impact 100 Men and provides grant and donor-related administrative support.

Become an Impact 100 Men Member!

Join Impact 100 Men by making a donation in the amount of $1,100. Your gift, when combined with others, will make a significant difference and support the work of local nonprofits. Your Impact 100 Men membership also includes a membership in United Way of Palm Beach County’s Leadership Circle. You will receive recognition as a philanthropic leader in our community, as well as exclusive invitations to United Way of Palm Beach County events.

For more information please visit https://unitedwaypbc.org/impact100-men/ or email 2019-2020 Chairman Ezra Krieg at ezrakrieg@yahoo.com

Meals On Wheels Broward

MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA AND THE AD COUNCIL LAUNCH NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DRIVE VOLUNTEERS AND HELP SOUTH FLORIDA SERVE MORE SENIORS

More than 10 million (1 in 6) seniors in the U.S. face the threat of hunger and more than 15 million (1 in 4) are living in isolation. In South Florida alone, more than ten thousand seniors are being served annually to address these issues. This summer, Meals on Wheels America, in partnership with the Ad Council, will launch its first-ever national campaign to recruit volunteers to serve the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. With the senior population projected to double by 2050, Meals on Wheels South Florida is joining the effort to help inspire a new army of volunteers in South Florida to meet the growing need.

Every day, Meals on Wheels South Florida’s volunteers deliver thousands of meals along with friendly visits and safety checks to those who need them most. As important as the meal delivered is the fact that, for many seniors, the volunteer who delivers it is the only person they will see that day. The delivery isn’t just about nutrition; it’s about the moments of human connection that nourish the senior and the volunteer alike.  South Florida relies on an army of nearly 500 volunteers to deliver meals daily, five days a week.

The national integrated public service campaign, created pro bono by the ad agency, Anomaly, will invite America to “Do Lunch” by volunteering during the critical lunch hour period to deliver meals and a smile to seniors. The TV, radio, print, out-of-home and digital public service advertisements (PSAs) will tell the poignant stories of just a few of the 2.4 million seniors the national Meals on Wheels network serves each year, stories that celebrate their lives and show how inspiring, wise and charming they really are. To further highlight their stories, renowned celebrity photographer Mark Seliger – who has photographed some of our culture’s most famous faces from Kurt Cobain to President Obama – will be turning his lens to Meals on Wheels seniors and creating a series of portraits for the campaign.

“We’re so excited to be working with Meals on Wheels programs across the country to launch this national effort on the ground,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “We hope that by sharing just a few of our seniors’ amazing and heartfelt stories, we can inspire even more volunteers to lend a caring hand to the growing number of aging neighbors in need.”

To learn more about the “America, Let’s Do Lunch” campaign, and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.AmericaLetsDoLunch.org or email info@mowsoflo.org

Mister Nonprofit Consultancy

Mister Nonprofit Consultancy is the result of my sincere and deep passion for nonprofit and community based organizations. I couldn’t imagine what our communities would be like without the programs and services they provide. My goal is to assist organizations in maximizing their resources and being the best they can possibly be for the communities they serve.​ Creating, discovering and implementing unique solutions for my clients. Aiding them in discovering the abundance of possibilities and resources that exist within the organization.

For more information please call (754)-281-8728 or email Tony@misternonprofitconsultancy.com

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing the African-American history and heritage of Palm Beach County. Located in the former home of the late Solomon D. Spady, the most prominent African American educator and community leader in Delray Beach from 1922 to 1957, the museum opened in July 2001 and is the only Black History Museum & Cultural Center of its kind in Palm Beach County.

Mission Statement:

The Spady Museum’s mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County.

Vision Statement:

EPOCH envisions a culturally and economically vibrant community where the history and contributions of the black communities of Palm Beach County is understood and appreciated.

Values we believe in:

  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together

Mission Statement:

The Spady Museum’s mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County.

Vision Statement:

EPOCH envisions a culturally and economically vibrant community where the history and contributions of the black communities of Palm Beach County is understood and appreciated.

Values we believe in:

  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together
  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together

For more information on the S.D. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Please visit their website http://spadymuseum.com/

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