FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2016) – More than three dozen local nonprofits attended the Junior Leagues of Fort Myers, Inc.’s Community Partners Breakfast on Jan. 22 at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in Fort Myers.
“Meeting the Collaboration Challenge” Community Partners Breakfast featured an interactive presentation by Vicki Clark, noted speaker, facilitator, consultant and trainer, who has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community leaders. The session was based on work by Dr. James Austin, Harvard Business School and the Drucker Foundation. The “Collaboration Challenge” provides a practical framework for understanding how traditional philanthropic relationships can be transformed into powerful strategic alliances.
The event represented one of the 50 community service projects the JLFM committed to as part of its 50th anniversary year.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1966 and made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLFM is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
For more information, call 239-277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org.