Orange County Government Public Information Officer

Nonprofit Agencies Invited to Information Sessions for “Empowering Good” Program at Rollins College

Free Training and Support Available this Fall to Eligible Agencies through Crummer’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

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WHAT: On May 16, 2022, Orange County Government and the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College announced a three-year, $4 million partnership to provide nonprofit organizations with training support through Crummer’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.

Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act in Orange County, the program will equip local nonprofits with the tools necessary to succeed in the post-pandemic environment. Specifically targeting small and diverse Orange County-based nonprofits. Empowering Good: A Nonprofit Capacity Building Project is designed to offer training in five key areas: impact measurement, innovation, financial management, fundraising, and risk management.

These virtual information sessions will go over the six-month cohort-style learning and coaching opportunity and address program details, specific eligibility and how to apply.

More details can be found online, at:

WHEN: Thursday, July 7, 2022
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
(click here to register)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
(click here to register)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(click here to register)

WHERE: Virtual Information Sessions

MEDIA: If there is media interest in covering these sessions or interviewing program subject matter experts, please contact

MORE INFO: Demand for goods and services from nonprofit organizations soared during the pandemic. In April 2020, the Edyth Bush Institute conducted a survey to assess the state of the nonprofit community. The survey found 93.73% of the 287 participating nonprofits reported moderate to significant impact on programs, services or general operations. In addition, 194 nonprofit organizations reported an anticipated revenue decrease of $48 million to $54 million between February 2020 and June 2020.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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