The Giving Partner

August 2011 – March 2012

The Giving Partner

The Purpose

Donors need to understand the mission of philanthropic organizations to feel confident about being generous. The Giving Partner, a web-based tool, helps potential and current donors access important information and raises awareness about needs and fundraising efforts by more than 700 participating nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties in Florida.

Strengthening the Impact

Through The Giving Partner, people make more informed decisions about giving based on in-depth information provided by nonprofits. Together with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and other funders, The Patterson Foundation supported bringing this unique tool to our region.


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Why did The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?

The Patterson Foundation believes anyone can be a philanthropist and that donors need to make informed decisions about their giving. The Giving Partner helps them do just that while uplifting the nonprofit sector in our local region.

How is The Giving Challenge related to The Giving Partner?

The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour annual giving event supporting the more than 700 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner website. Since 2012, donors provided more than $28 million in unrestricted funding to support these nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties in Florida.

Who can I contact about The Giving Partner initiative?

For more information about The Giving Partner initiative, contact Roxanne Joffe, The Patterson Foundation’s lead strategic communications consultant at MagnifyGood:

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