ROUNDUP: This week’s nonprofit news, job openings in Central Florida

The Collective is a group dedicated to nonprofit leaders in Central Florida. We also want to be the source for nonprofit and social change news in the region.

If you or your organization has a tip about an event, a job opening or any news related to nonprofits, we want to know about it. Send any tips to Jon Busdeker at

Here’s a roundup of this week’s (Oct. 20-27) of nonprofit news in Central Florida: 

Orlando Pet Alliance is sorting rescued dogs into Hogwarts houses (Orlando Weekly)

Pawgwarts: Florida pet shelter shorting animals by Harry Potter houses (Good Morning Tampa Bay)

Florida Hospital focuses community grants on out-of-hospital care (Orlando Sentinel)

Exodus of Puerto Ricans Could Change Florida Politics But Only if They Stay (U.S. News and World Reports)

Do yoga then drink wine to benefit Puerto Rico hurricane relief at Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando Weekly)

Osceola animal shelter requiring appointments to surrender pets (Orlando Sentinel)

Bill Gates quietly visits the campus of UCF (WKMG)

Free mammograms, screenings offered for Hurricane Maria evacuees in Central Florida (WKMG)

Volunteers make “Knitted Knockers” to help breast cancer survivors (WESH)

Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator announces first cohort  (Central Florida Foundation)

Orlando Science Center, Zebra Coalition get $75,000 grant for LGBTQ+ youth initiative (Collective Blog)

Nonprofits fighting homeless, poverty to host special screening of “The Florida Project” (Collective Blog)

Five Nonprofit Jobs in Central Florida: 

New Business Development Director  (Give Kids the World)

Program Manager – Disney Learning Center   (YMCA of Central Florida)

Public Relations Coordinator (Heart of Florida United Way)

Director, Program Services and Impact (Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida)

Sales and Marketing Fellowship (Orlando Ballet)

If you have a tip on a news story, a job or want to submit an event, send an email to Jon Busdeker at




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