Clearwater, Florida (PressExposure) December 09, 2009 -- What is the number one challenge facing Not-For-Profit Organizations in the Clearwater area? That is the question the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) recently posed to 91 of their Not-For-Profits member organizations. This survey determined that "Awareness" of a Not-For-Profit's mission and focus to be a priority not only with the general public but within the CRCC Not-For-Profit membership.
Deciding to tackle awareness issues among its membership first, the CRCC decided to do something about the fact that the Not-For-Profit membership does not often interact with each other to share information, resources or form any types of strategic partnerships. As part of overcoming the challenge the CRCC hosted the first Not-For-Profit Awareness and Information event on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center.
The event was open to all Not-For-Profit organizations, whether they were members or not, in order to create an even greater "awareness" and to encourage as much interaction as possible. "What a fantastic event and turnout. I was able to meet many wonderful people and find out more about the organizations in our community and how we could work together", said Karen Milne - Community Outreach Coordinator Project Grace.
The CRCC will continue to move forward to address the issues of our Not-For-Profit member organizations. We will provide both social and educational events that will help them achieve the awareness they desire. We will also make available the tools they need to assist them in meeting the challenges they are facing in this economy and in the future.