St. CROIX FOUNDATION INVITES NONPROFITS TO CONSORTIUM MEETINGS
St. CROIX, U.S.V.I. — The St. Croix Foundation for Community Developing is inviting registered St. Croix 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to participate in a collaborative convening to shape a community-wide plan that will strengthen and sustain St. Croix’s nonprofit, civic organizations on August 31, 2016.
In fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission to encourage greater philanthropic activity and marshal resources to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands, over the next month the Foundation will be hosting a series of forums where nonprofit organizations 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,” Cox continued.
The first convening took place on August 12th and will continue throughout September with the overarching objective to build a community wide action plan around strategic philanthropy.
The St. Croix Foundation wishes to thank all civic organizations who have participated thus far and contributed to the process. Nonprofits interested in joining in the forums should call the Foundation at 340-773-9898 to get more information and meeting details no later than Tuesday, August 30th.