What Community-based Organizations Really Do – Lessons from a Florida Survey

In 2020, the Alliance and the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College surveyed nonprofit community organizations across Florida. The purpose of the survey was to better understand the characteristics of community-based nonprofits in Florida and the impact these organizations have on Florida’s families, communities and economy.
Join us as we review the results and discuss how you can use them to support the work you do with community members, funders and the world at large.

Terry Chelikowsky received her start in community development at the Ohio CDC Association where she developed and coordinated training and technical assistance programs in affordable housing, microenterprise and economic development. After five years, she established her own consulting firm, working primarily in organizational strategic planning and microenterprise program development. Since coming to the Florida Alliance for Community Solutions, Terry has worked steadily to build the structural capacity of member organizations. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize, Central America, holds an M.A. in International Development Studies from Ohio University, Athens and is a NDC certified Economic Development Finance Professional.

Janet de Guehery is Communications and Marketing Manager at the Florida Community Loan Fund, a statewide CDFI. She is responsible for communications with investors, supporters, borrowers, and policy makers, ensuring consistent messaging across all channels and platforms, including materials for print and web. She works closely with all departments, actively promoting the success and positive impact of FCLF borrowers in Florida communities. Janet joined FCLF in 2007. Her knowledge across the fields of marketing, administration, and accounting enables her to see and communicate the complete picture in FCLF’s lending transactions.

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