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The Capital of Non-Profits: Elevating Our Community and Its Economy

Posted by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) ; Posted on 
The Capital of Non-Profits: Elevating Our Community and Its Economy


“Local nonprofit leaders from the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE), Council On Culture & Arts (COCA), and United Partners For Human Services (UPHS) hosted this virtual town hall on 2/9/21 to reveal the findings of a recent local survey on the Big Bend community’s awareness of the significant role and impact that nonprofits have on our local economy.

Dr. Karen Cypers, Ph.D., partner and Vice President of Research at Sachs Media, presented the survey and its results, followed by a moderated conversation with nonprofit leaders about the sector’s role in the community, myths and misconceptions uncovered by the survey, and how nonprofits can continue to serve as engines of local vitality and economy growth.

Nigel Allen, President and Chief Advancement Officer, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation
Sue Dick, President and CEO, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Jared Ross, President and CEO, League of Southeastern Credit Unions
Moderator: Trimmel Gomes

  • Watch the replay of the 2/9/21 Townhall here

  • View the press release about the survey results here

  • View the PowerPoint about the survey results here

  • Access your social media content library (toolkit) here


Suggested social media use for toolkit above:

COCA, INIE, and UPHS will begin using the short animated graphics and copy beginning Monday, March 1. You may follow along with this timeline if you wish for a coordinated approach. Snippets of suggested text are shown below so you can easily identify the corresponding images and full suggested text.

Graphic 1: Week of March 1 “Nonprofits help our community thrive, contributing $3 billion each year to our local economy..”

Graphic 2: Week of March 8 “While most Big Bend residents know that nonprofits play a vital role in our community, about half aren’t aware they also drive our local economy forward…”

Graphic 3: Week of March 15 “Fewer than 1 in 3 Big Bend residents say they’ve used or benefited from a nonprofit…”

Graphic 4:  Week of March 22 “Florida’s Big Bend has a wealth of nonprofit organizations right here in our own backyard…”

Graphic 5: Week of March 29 “Nonprofits are more than just human service organizations and religious institutions.”

Graphics 6 thru 8: Week of April 5 – there are three different slides that include quotes from the COCA, INIE, and UPHS Executive Directors. You might want to choose the quote that best represents your organization and share that one…or share them all!


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