Over the next month, in fulfillment of the foundation’s mission to encourage greater philanthropic activity and marshal resources to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands, the foundation will be hosting a series of forums where nonprofits will engage in conversations about creating a sustainable financial future for the civic sector.
The forums will be facilitated by an experienced and dynamic development professional, secured by the foundation, who will lead nonprofits in a conversation about strategic philanthropy and how, in a community with limited resources, organizations can collaborate to leverage financial, intellectual and operational capacity.
According to St. Croix Foundation Senior Program Officer Lilli Cox, “In a year of national and local elections, combined with a shared uncertainty about the local and global economy, nonprofits must think about our collective operational strategies and financial future.”
“Through this process, organizations will have an opportunity to share, collaborate, and plan in ways never undertaken in our community to date, and the foundation is excited to facilitate and lead this process,” said Cox.
The first convening took place on Aug. 12 and will continue throughout September with the overarching objective to build a community-wide action plan around strategic philanthropy.
The St. Croix Foundation thank all civic organizations that have participated thus far and contributed to the process. Nonprofits interested in joining in the forums should call the foundation no later than Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 773-9898 to get more information and meeting details.
The St. Croix Foundation, 1023 Market Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, V.I.
Phone 773-9898; fax 773-8727; e-mail: [email protected] or www.stxfoundation.org. for more information, contact Deanna James, executive director of the St. Croix Foundation.