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At the first signs of the pandemic, nonprofits across Sarasota and Manatee began to pivot and adapt with a dual interest in both serving and surviving. As they ramp up, philanthropists, volunteers and board members can do the same. So says Bob Carter, one of the world’s most prominent experts in institutional strategy and philanthropy, and the founder of the Sarasota-headquartered consultancy Carter.

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Sitting in limbo may have damaging consequences to the long-term outlook for the organizations you have come to know and love. The voice and actions of volunteer leaders can play a powerful role in ensuring they emerge from the crisis strong and successful. People want to give more than ever, Carter says, and there are ways we can help them fulfill our human need to connect and make the world a better place.

Moderated by Sarasota Magazine editor in chief Susan Burns, the webinar, April 21, 10-11 a.m., is for anyone who has ever enjoyed or benefited from a local nonprofit – board members, volunteers, donors, members and professionals. How does this crisis compare to other national and global downturns? How should nonprofits be ramping up their programs, communication and fundraising? And what will the prospects for recovery look like in the months ahead? Carter will address these and other key questions.

We’ll also be joined by Marlo Turner, senior vice president of philanthropy for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Turner will talk about the foundation’s Giving Challenge April 28-29 and the difference it can make to thousands of people in Sarasota and Manatee.

Philanthropy in the Midst of COVID-19

You are invited to a Zoom webinar hosted by Sarasota Magazine and Carter.

When: April 21, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Philanthropy in the Midst of COVID-19

Register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Bob Carter is one of the world’s most respected, experienced and recognized experts in the areas of Institutional Strategy and Philanthropy. During the past four decades, Bob has helped strengthen a variety of organizations throughout the world by helping them overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities to be successful.

 Bob and his colleagues at Carter Global concentrate on building dynamic teams to deliver specific services that meet the unique needs of charities and donors. His service as member and chair of numerous not-for-profit boards lends firsthand experience to his governance counsel.

 In 2019, Bob was appointed by the World Health Organization to serve on the Board of Directors of the newly formed WHO Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. Bob is also past chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Board of Directors, past chair of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and serves as Chair-emeritus at Mote Marine Laboratory.

Marlo Turner is Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

 As a member of senior staff, Marlo oversees the philanthropy team, working with prospective and current donors to connect them with the causes they are most passionate about.

Before joining the Community Foundation, Marlo was the Director of Development for the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has over 20 years of experience in the development field for social service organizations, museums and prestigious education institutions, such as Oklahoma State University Foundation and the Jenks Public Schools Foundation. Marlo has a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Fundraising School at Indiana University, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

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