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Join the CNE at the Community Foundation as we partner with the University of Florida, Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. This workshop will explore the advantages of partnering with IFAS extension to take your nonprofit to the next level. Prominent local faculty will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on how they have seen nonprofit and extension partnership enact great change at the local level.


This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Jones and Dr. Eric Simonne. They will be joined by approximately 12 Extension agents working in nearby counties (e.g., Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Gilchrist, etc.). These agents are interested in identifying potential nonprofit organizations with which to collaborate. The workshop will include time for one-on-one networking, and a roster of these agents will be given to attendees.

Jennifer A. Jones, Ph.D.: Dr. Jones is an assistant professor of nonprofit management and leadership at the University of Florida. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for well over a decade, and has experience in educational, health, and environmental organizations.

 Eric Simonne, Ph.D.:  Eric is a professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida serving since 2009 as the Northeast District Extension Director.  The NE Extension district covers the 17 counties of North Florida between Madison, Citrus and Nassau Counties. It houses 75 extension faculty with expertise in agriculture, commercial horticulture, home horticulture, aquaculture, natural resources, Family and Consumer Sciences (including nutrition, food safety, healthy living, financial management, parenting, housing), emergency preparedness, community resource development, volunteer development (including home horticulture, natural resources, youth, and food preparation) and 4-H youth development (leadership, healthy living and Science-Technology-Engineering-and-Math).


Attendance is worth 3 Very Merry Holiday Social entries!