• Strengthening Nonprofits

    Strengthening Nonprofits

Approaching its work as a catalyst for good, The Patterson Foundation is focused on strengthening nonprofits by connecting them with resources and platforms to learn, share, and build capacity in ways that evolve their philanthropic missions and the good they create. This work manifests through strategies like catalytic match opportunities, along with opportunities to explore thrivable operating models and collaborate with partners working toward the same aspirations. 

Advancing Philanthropic Leadership

Advancing Philanthropic Leadership

Aspiring philanthropic leaders have the potential to catalyze innovations to strengthen people, organizations, and communities around the world. While these opportunities are numerous, maximizing them takes leaders who have the willingness, capacity, and foresight to drive long-term change. Through nearly a decade of experience with innovative initiatives spanning the globe, The Patterson Foundation has shaped its approach to philanthropy into a valuable model for a network of emerging leaders who seek their continued professional evolution while strengthening the impact of their efforts.


Fueling Dynamic Fundraising

Fueling Dynamic Fundraising

The Patterson Foundation created Fueling Dynamic Fundraising to explore the power of the partnership between a nonprofit’s board, staff, and CEO within the context of fundraising. Through an orientation webinar and a six-week virtual course custom designed in partnership with The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Fueling Dynamic Fundraising uncovers the significance of and possibilities resulting from a strong and vibrant board/staff/CEO partnership dynamic and how it can inform a successful fundraising program.


Giving Challenge

Giving Challenge

The Patterson Foundation supports strengthened giving during the Giving Challenge by providing matching funding and prizes that encourage people to be generous. Building awareness about The Giving Partner — an online tool providing comprehensive and in-depth information — and encouraging the tool’s use strengthens philanthropy in Florida’s Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties by helping donors make informed decisions. With the minimum gift amount set at $25, the Giving Challenge, held over a 24-hour period, furthers the idea that anyone can be a philanthropist.


Margin & Mission Ignition

Margin & Mission Ignition

By engaging No Margin, No Mission, a national consulting firm and social enterprise, The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by igniting interest in earned-income possibilities and ensuring nonprofits have access to expertise and resources to develop entrepreneurial, revenue-generating plans to support and expand their missions in a resource-challenged world.


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