FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2013) – Space still available for Myers, Brettholtz & Company’s 11th annual nonprofit workshop to be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Since 2001, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants has sponsored seminars focused on the needs of nonprofits in the areas of human resources, fundraising, accounting practices and finance.

Due to additional space needs, the seminar will take place at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for the first time, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

“The United Way was such a great place to hold our previous seminars, but due to demand, we didn’t want to have to limit reservations as we have in past years,” said Lori Wilson, shareholder with Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA. “We are very excited about the speakers and sessions we have for this year’s event and will have a special announcement about new grant opportunities available to our local nonprofits. This is definitely a seminar that nonprofit leaders will want to attend and bring their board members along. Now that we have capacity for more than 400 people, there is plenty of room for all who want to attend.”

Myers, Brettholtz hosts the annual seminar in partnership with the United Way and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

The program will include information on the shifting of philanthropy in the marketplace and increasing demands for transparency, stewardship and collaboration that have necessitated a new model for the nonprofit community.

“As nonprofits strive to create relationships, philanthropists, donors and institutions are asking tougher questions and expecting business models and operations plans that create a return on investment,” said Anne Douglas, director of programs for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

Attendees will learn what 10 questions they should be able to answer to funders and donors as well as how they can collaborate to minimize costs and maximize results.

Speakers will include President and CEO Mark Brewer of the Community Foundation of Central Florida, Initiative Consultant Pam Truitt of The Patterson Foundation, as well as Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Cliff Smith, president of United Way of Lee, Glades & Hendry County.

“United Way is pleased to once again partner with Myers, Brettholtz and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation,” said Cliff Smith, president of United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. “Nonprofits can benefit greatly from a facilitated workshop where they can evaluate their effectiveness and plan for the future. This is an easy, affordable way to create change that results in real progress.”

There will also be panel discussions with various nonprofit leaders including Susan Acuna, Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Beth Lobdell, Child Care of Southwest FL, Inc., Lydia Black, Alliance for the Arts, Greg Gardner, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Jill Turner of the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served.

Registration is $25 per person and can be completed by emailing or calling 239-939-5775.

Since 1979, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA has been working with nonprofit organizations in Lee and Collier counties helping them achieve their goals.

Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA serves clients across the nation by performing accounting and auditing, tax preparation, bookkeeping and consulting. The firm has 24 staff members and provides accounting and bookkeeping services for timeshares, nonprofit organizations, condominium and homeowner associations and medical practices as well as individuals and businesses.

Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA is the outgrowth of a regional CPA firm first established in Miami in 1953 and the Fort Myers branch opened in 1979.

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