Archive for October, 2013

Speaker: Is way we think about charity spending ‘dead wrong’?

“Our generation does not want its epitaph to read, ‘We kept charity overhead low.’ We want it to read that we changed the world.”
That’s among the best-known quotes from nonprofit activist Dan Pallotta, who continued his crusade to change the way people think about charity finances on Oct. 11 in Orlando.

2-1-1 Executive Director Libby Donoghue attended the one-day “Ignite: Cause Innovation Conference,” where Pallotta joined a high-powered series of speakers in front of an audience of nonprofit leaders.
Pallotta hammers home his message that the nonprofit model is backwards: That nonprofits – like businesses – may need to spend more money to make more money.
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‘Navigator’ revises schedule for helping residents with Marketplace

A federally funded “navigator” to help with enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace is available at five locations in Brevard County. Dial 2-1-1 for an appointment.
Residents are encouraged to visit to enroll and select insurance, but for those who need or want in-person assistance, the navigator has set the following schedule:
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50-plus attend ‘Maximize Community Connections’ with 2-1-1

Audience at workshopMore than 50 people learned about making the most of 2-1-1 Brevard’s resources during the “Maximize Community Connections” workshop on Oct. 3 in Viera.
“Part of our core mission is about making connections among people in need and organizations that may have resources to meet those needs,” said Executive Director Libby Donoghue. “People know they can reach us by dialing 2-1-1, but they don’t know about other routes for accessing information.”
Response to a survey after the workshop was excellent.
“Raising awareness of this collection of local agencies and sites gives more people the opportunity to access the information 2-1-1 has,” one respondent wrote. “It is a valuable resource tool that we can utilize to assist other people with their needs.”
Organizations represented at the workshop included:
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