Amber R. Tynan (Photo: Kira Derryberry)
Since April, three major players in the nonprofit sector have been collaborating to bring a central, unified voice for its constituents when addressing issues facing the sector at-large.
United Partners for Human Services (UPHS) in partnership with the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) and The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) are joining forces again to host a community-wide town hall meeting on the Children’s Services Council referendum, as well as their last local candidate forum to engage with local leaders when addressing the growing needs of our community.
Nonprofits are essential to every community’s financial health. Tallahassee-Leon County is no different. When addressing hard issues in our community like poverty to focusing on job creation and attracting new businesses, plans should include collaboration with the nonprofit community.
Our community needs leaders and initiatives that do not clutch to the antiquated notion that businesses drive the economy while nonprofits do good deeds. These next two meetings will give nonprofit leaders and the public the opportunity to engage specifically on policy and structural changes essential for collective impact in meeting the needs of each of our neighbors.
These next two meetings will be held as follows via Zoom:
- Town Hall: Children’s Services Council: Oct. 13. at 4 p.m.
- Leon County Commission, District 4: Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
“UPHS and its Advocacy Committee saw an incredible opportunity to engage its members in the local election process through education,” said Rob Renzi, UPHS Advocacy Committee Chair and CEO, Big Bend Cares. “Now more than ever, it’s imperative to understand the value the nonprofit sector provides to our community,” said Renzi.
Participants will register on Zoom for these virtual events, which will also be broadcast live on the partner organizations’ Facebook pages.
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