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SRQ Story Project – Goodwill Manasota

Bob Rasinsky (far right) with Goodwill Employees.

Bob Rosinsky (far right), President and CEO of Goodwill Manasota with Goodwill Employees.

Few organizations in our region have as powerful and broad reach as Goodwill Manasota. Committed to representing our community in a host of ways, Goodwill is highly efficient and effective at providing life-enriching work, assistive services and extraordinary opportunities for the underserved (and sometimes overlooked) members of Sarasota and Manatee counties.

This April, SRQ Magazine is pleased to partner with Goodwill Manasota as our Story Project Partner. Special articles are featured in the April edition of SRQ | The Magazine and in our daily newspaper, SRQ Daily, throughout the month that celebrate the amazing work of Goodwill in our community and inform our readers about how their donations make a huge difference in our community.

While the most common interaction with Goodwill is through donations for their numerous resale shops within the community, their mission reaches far beyond the proceeds from your once-loved clothing and furniture. Goodwill is about providing second chances through employment, services to veterans and even an educational programming teaching Spanish, computer skills, arts and crafts, and cooking.

SRQ Magazine is always on the cutting edge of innovation in marketing and helping nonprofits – like Goodwill – brand themselves,” said Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President of Goodwill Foundation. “With the SRQ Story Project, Goodwill Manasota is able to reach a very broad audience and gives us a voice to let people know that we truly do ‘change lives through the power of work.'”

To read about Goodwill Manasota’s story of changing lives right here in our backyard, pick up an April edition of SRQ Magazine and stay tuned for more about their major initiatives on SRQ Daily throughout April.

Introducing SRQ Story Project: Collaboration with Forty Carrots Family Center

Forty Carrots Family Center Executive Director, Michelle Kapreilian.  Photo Credit: Cliff Roles

Forty Carrots Family Center Executive Director, Michelle Kapreilian.
Photo Credit: Cliff Roles

As a local publication, SRQ | The Magazine is a strong believer in the importance of giving back to the community. The Sarasota area is incredibly lucky to have a rich portfolio of non-profit organizations that make a difference every single day. Here at SRQ, we celebrate these organizations and the individuals who work behind the scenes to enrich the quality of life for people (and our furry friends!) on the Gulf Coast. The newly launched SRQ Engagement Center is happy to bring The Story Project to life. This exciting new program will tell the story of local charitable organizations in order to raise awareness of their good work in our community.

We welcome Forty Carrots Family Center to the SRQ Story Project for 2015. And we aren’t the only ones who are excited. Michelle Kapreilian, Executive Director, shares her enthusiasm.

“Forty Carrots Family Center is thrilled to join our long-time partner, SRQ Magazine, for their Story Project initiative. This special project shows SRQ’s level of commitment to the well-being of children and families in our community by helping us share information about our early childhood and parenting education programs with their readers. We are privileged to be part.” – Michelle Kapreilian 

The guiding force of Forty Carrots Family Center is a the belief that the family is the foundation of our society. A local Sarasota non-profit, Forty Carrots is dedicated to strengthening families through educational programs for parents, children, and professionals in the field. Forty Carrots has four components, including:

  • Parenting Education Program
  • Mental Health Services
  • Nationally Accredited (NAEYC Preschool)
  • Professional Development
SRQ Magazine Executive Publisher & Owner, Wes Roberts and CEO & President, Lisl Liang at Forty Carrots Speaker Event.  Photo Credit: Cliff Roles

SRQ Magazine Executive Publisher & Owner, Wes Roberts and CEO & President, Lisl Liang at Forty Carrots Speaker Event.
Photo Credit: Cliff Roles

For more information about Forty Carrots, please visit www.fortycarrots.org.

Stay tuned for these and other stories on those making an impact in our community.

Center for Architecture Selected as SRQ Story Project Partner

We are thrilled to announce our SRQ Story Project partnership with Center for Architecture Sarasota. Launched this year as a collaborative program of the SRQ Gives Back and SRQ Engagement Center, the SRQ Story Project uses the art of storytelling to peak the curiosity of SRQ’s influential audiences in the mission of select partners. As a 2014-15 partner, Center for Architecture Sarasota will work closely with the SRQ Media team to share the meaning and mission of the organization through a multi-platform strategy over the coming year.

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“Center for Architecture Sarasota is proud to have SRQ Media as a partner and magazine sponsor,” stated Cynthia Peterson, Board Chair for Center for Architecture Sarasota. “SRQ is known for their creative approach to publishing and we feel the partnership is in line with our mission to provide education and foster awareness about the built environment while encouraging innovative design within our own community.”

The newly renovated Center For Architecture Sarasota facility is a space for students, design professionals, community leaders and the public to use for discussions, lectures and displays around our built environment. The Center seeks to advance education and promote the public’s engagement and understanding of architecture and the way it enriches the Sarasota community.

“Great stories are powerful,” says Lisl Liang, SRQ Media CEO/President and Chief Strategist for the SRQ Story Project initiative. “We can’t help sharing them. We’re deconstructing the conventional brand platform to tug at truly magnetic content.  Every conversation is new and so should be our perspective on audience engagement. We can’t wait to work with Center for Architecture Sarasota to transform and amplify design and architecture in our region.”

2014-15 Center for Architecture Board of Directors

Cynthia Peterson, Chair

Renea Glendinning, Treasurer

Michelle Esposito Young, Secretary

James “Jim” W. Keaton

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Holly Dennis, ASID

Michael J. Wilson

The SRQ Engagement Center was launched this fall to partner with non-profit and community organizations to reframe the flow of influence, market research, brand marketing and content to positively impact and harness the power of audience. SRQ Gives Back forms alliances with not-for-profit, cultural and charitable organizations to develop mutually beneficial programs that engage diverse audiences in Sarasota and Bradenton. Contact Ashley Grant at 941-365-7702 x204 for information on the SRQ Gives Back programs.