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Coaches Program

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As part of our commitment to creating a thriving nonprofit sector, the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida is pleased to tell you about the Community Coaches Program. The Community Coaches Program is a pro bono, volunteer service available to current Nonprofit Center members that are primarily youth-serving or have a youth service component. The Center’s cadre of Community Coaches volunteer their time, expertise and experience to help youth-serving nonprofits. To become a Community Coach, each has gone through a year of training focusing on nonprofit organizational development issues. Since its inception, the Coaches Program has provided more than 1800 hours of assistance to nonprofits in areas such as board retreat facilitation, organizational assessments, one-on-one executive coaching, and board development training.

Requesting a Community Coach

If you would like to work with a Community Coach, please remember:

   1. Working with a volunteer Community Coach is a benefit of Nonprofit Center membership, so your organization must be a current member of the Center. Call Leah Donelan at 390-4007 or email her at for more information on becoming a member, to renew your membership, or to inquire about the status of your membership.

   2. If your organization is a Center member, pro bono coaching is available to organizations that are youth-serving or have a youth-serving component.

   3. If your organization qualifies on both counts, click here to fill out a request form now.

   4. The Center will review the request and make every effort to match your organization with a volunteer coach. Please remember to give the Center as much lead time as possible if your request is for a specific meeting or event – 60 days is ideal.

Your Commitment

Once the Center matches your organization with a Community Coach, your commitment to a successful working relationship with the Coach requires:

   • Participating in an assessment
   • Designating a committed point of contact
   • Working with the Coach and the Center to clearly define the Coaching assignment
   • Helping to create a concise summary of the assignment’s outcomes
   • Participating in an evaluation

If your organization is interested in seeing if the Community Coaches Program could be of assistance to you, please call Laura Steigelman at the Nonprofit Center at 390.3290 or e-mail for more information.

This program is offered through a special grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Community Building Fund at the Community Foundation.