Executive Director & CEO of the Center shares her thoughts about her recent trip to the Sharing Innovation Conference in Denver, CO.

Kameron Partridge Hodgens

From October 8th through October 11th, I had the pleasure of attending the Nonprofit Center Network’s annual Sharing Innovation conference in Denver, CO. This was the second year I’ve attended the gathering and it is always such a joy to be 1) in Denver, Ground Zero for shared spaces and 2) surrounded by other professionals in our field, this niche market nonprofit centers.

Photo from the Sharing Innovation Conference in Denver, CO

Our missions and purpose can be hard to articulate to interested parties. Nonprofit consultants work with staff and board to develop their “elevator speech”. In other words, if you were in an elevator with someone for a 30 second ride, how would you succinctly describe your nonprofit…and go!

Photo from the Sharing Innovation Conference in Denver, CO

Describing our Center, its purpose and impact, to someone can feel like drinking from a firehose and the elevator speech turns more into a podium speech. Perhaps the best way to understand a nonprofit center and its impact on collaboration and community is by using a visual.

Photo from the Sharing Innovation Conference in Denver, CO

One of my respected colleagues, Saul Ettlin of Community Vision (formerly the Northern California Community Loan Fund), beautifully illustrated how nonprofit centers embody mission driven space which become hubs of collaboration, programs and social connection, shared services, and affordable rent.

Thank you, Saul, for letting us share your infographic. This picture says way more than 1,000 words!

Infographic on use of nonprofit centers


left quote

The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center empowers non-profits to closely network with other agencies and create synergistic energy towards the life changing opportunities we all want for our clients and those in our community.

right quote
Chris Johnson Chief Executive Officer Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
left quote

Real estate is one of the greatest costs in a business budget. Our partnership with the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center allows more money to go towards our mission. And what better place to house our office than on a campus with nineteen other outreach agencies.

right quote
Janet Kahn Executive Director Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
left quote

We are a small and young organization and having the ability to network and partner with other community organizations is key to the quality and impact of our work. In addition to the affordable space that The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center provides to all of us, it inspires us to use this collaborative model as we work to empower our students and their families.

right quote
Luz Corcuera Executive Director UnidosNow
left quote

I can't fully express how wonderful it is to take a client by the hand and walk them no more than a couple hundred feet from our office to another agency that can help them when they are in crisis.

right quote
Justin Creel Program Manager St. Vincent de Paul, Rapid Rehousing Program
left quote

As a small organization with a staff of two, employee safety was a big consideration when we were looking for office space. We did not want our employees to be in a place where they were alone. Being on the GSHSC campus has been great because there is a whole community of like-minded professionals.

right quote
Svetlana Kaminsky Executive Director Children's Guardian Fund
Learn More



Connect with us image

Connect with

We appreciate your interest in our campus and the organizations that provide services here. Please make a selection below to connect with the best department. Together, we can make a difference on our community and beyond!
footer left cloud
footer left bird
footer right bird
footer right cloud
footer houses
Stay in Touch

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center, 1750 17th St, Sarasota, FL, 34234, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Placeholder avatar image
© 2017–2022 The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center. All Rights Reserved. | Sitemap
All donations are made to The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation), and are tax deductible as provided by law. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Our Registration is #CH1216. 100% of your contribution goes to support The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center, Inc. EIN 59-2707877