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Partner, Christina Harris Schwinn to be a Facilitator at Southwest Florida Community Foundation iLab

Partner, Christina Harris Schwinn to be a Facilitator at Southwest Florida Community Foundation iLab

Christina Harris Schwinn will serve as a facilitator for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s iLab workshop on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Miromar Design Center in Estero, Florida. A daylong workshop, iLab brings together nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grant process, and exposes them to great ideas and best practices. The topic for this iLab event is “Designing Collaborative Projects.”

More and more often, funding for projects requires collaboration between organizations, according to the Foundation. These collaborations are most successful when they begin at the project design phase. The iLab event will allow participants to learn and practice collaborative project design techniques that make agencies more attractive to funders and more effective in their missions. Topics on the agenda include a collective goal-making activity, asset-based community development and appreciative program design, and collaborative program design. To learn more about how to apply, including how to register for the iLab on Dec.18 and other key dates in the application process, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.floridacommunity.com or contact Jacqueline Ehlers at JEhlers@floridacommunity.com or by phone at 239-274-5900.

“We hope to provide nonprofit agencies with practical wisdom and advice on how to better design and apply for collaborative grants, not to mention do great collaborative work in the region,” said Dr. Dave Fleming, chief strategic officer for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. “The facilitators for the iLab, like Christina, play a crucial role in the day. We couldn’t do it without them, and we’re so grateful they are willing to give of their time and expertise to make the day a reality.”

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.
Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.