Nonprofit Assistance

Junior League of Boca Raton is here to make a difference in the lives of people in our community. Beyond our commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, part of our vision is to partner with and support fellow nonprofits. There are many nonprofits doing wonderful work in our community and by working together, we can be a stronger catalyst for positive change.

Below are many of the ways we can help your nonprofit organization.

 

TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Nonprofit training offers workshops to assist nonprofits in several areas. Some of our ongoing workshops include topics ranging from financial management to grant writing and marketing. We encourage you to sign up for our transformational workshops.

 

NONPROFIT WORKSHOP SERIES 

Specialized training workshops for nonprofits are offered by Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) in cooperation with NonprofitsFirst. Workshops are provided on a regular basis virtually or in our Vegso Community Resource Center. Junior League Trainings are offered at either no cost, or at a nominal fee. If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these exciting opportunities, please email library@jlbr.org.  

CLICK HERE to join our mailing list and stay up to date on upcoming trainings.

 

UPCOMING TRAININGS

September 22, 2021- 10am to 12pm- Volunteer Recruitment and Retention. Register here.

November 17, 2021- 10am to 12pm- Marketing for Non-Profits. Register here.

January 19, 2022- 10am to 12pm- College/University Partnerships to Recruit Interns/Participate in Service Learning Opportunities. Register here.

March 22, 2022- 10am to 12pm- Is Your Board Bored? Register here.

April 20, 2022- 10am to 12pm- Non-Profit Career Development. Register here.

May 18, 2022- 10am to 12pm- Corporate Philanthropy Panel. Register here.

 

PAST TRAININGS ON DEMAND 

view prior trainings by clicking the title

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF NONPROFITS: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH CEO’S

Networking and Engagement in a Competitive Environment

The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness.

Hosting an Engaging and Successful Virtual Event

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Operate Your Nonprofit Like the Business it Is & Plan for Success!

Nonprofit Governance and Board Development

Special Event Fundraising: Rethinking Post Covid Events

 

FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUNDATION DIRECTORY

Please note, this above link will be effective through December 31, 2021.  If you have any issues with accessing the FDO please contact Alexis Flannigan ( alexis.flannagan@candid.org ) for assistance.

 

GRANT LIBRARY

In addition to nonprofit workshops and volunteer assistance, the Grant Library at the Vegso Community Resource Center provides the most comprehensive tools available for nonprofits to research potential funding opportunities. 

The Grant Library was established by the Junior League of Boca Raton in 2002 through the generosity of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, with ongoing support offered by the City of Boca Raton. A Nonprofit Training committee was established and trained to provide expert assistance to local nonprofits. Since the opening of the library, Junior League members have offered research assistance and referral information to thousands of nonprofit leaders, those interested in starting a nonprofit, and members of the community who simply wish to be more informed and involved in serving the needs of South Palm Beach County. 

The library is part of the Funding Information Network of Candid, Inc. (formerly the Foundation Center), the nation’s leading authority on private foundations and philanthropic giving. The collection consists of grants to individual databases as well as supporting print materials. Training on the library’s use is available both in-person and online, and library access is free and open to the public.

The service provided to the community by Junior League of Boca Raton members has been widely recognized, including receiving a Vision Awards from the Association of Junior Leagues International. Elizabeth H. Locke (First Grant Librarian and Sustainer).

Visit The Grant Library Today!

The Vegso Community Resource Center Grant Library is free and open to the public during center hours. Current hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, but the center is often open outside of these times.  To learn more, please call 561-620-2553 extension 0 for additional details. The center is closed on major holidays.

For more information, please call the Vegso Community Resource Center at 561-620-2553 or email library@jlbr.org.

Learn more about renting out the Vegso Community Resource Center for your group or nonprofit organization.

 

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE/ DONE IN A DAY (DIAD)

The JLBR provides volunteer support to qualified agencies for short-term or one-day projects or events; referred to as Done-In-A-Day (DIAD) community service projects. DIAD events offer a wide range of rewarding volunteer experiences to JLBR members while providing a significant volunteer support service to community nonprofit organizations. To learn more about DIAD and how your organization can be considered for volunteer support click here.

How can the Junior League of Boca Raton help your committee or organization?

In order to be considered for volunteer support, your event must meet the following criteria:

  • The requesting agency must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt agency.
  • The proposed project must fall under a current JLBR focus-area (Hunger, Child Welfare, or Nonprofit Support), although a small number of events that fall outside of these areas will also be considered.
  • The proposed project or event must support the JLBR service area of South Palm Beach County and North Broward County, or be a collaborative effort with another Junior League.
  • Volunteer support cannot be provided for religious programs, political activities, or fund-raising events held by other agencies.
  • DIAD committee will not provide financial support for the requesting agency or project.
  • Click here to apply for volunteer support.