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Shannon Nazworth, of Ability Housing Joins Panel on Nonprofit Risk/Crisis on September 16th.


Shannon Nazworth
So what is a crisis? It’s any event or circumstance that threatens the ability of your nonprofit to achieve its mission.
Organizations that operate in a changing or otherwise uncertain environment in which the outcomes of their decisions, or their failure to make decisions, cannot be perfectly predicted, face risk. For nonprofit organizations, risk is encountered in many different ways. Financial, personnel, program and capital expenditure decisions all entail risk because they involve interactions with changing, complex, volatile or economic, political and social environments. Hence their outcomes cannot be precisely determined in advance.

Shannon Nazworth, from Ability Housing,will serve on a panel that will explore risk as well as reputation management so attendees can learn more about how high functioning nonprofits handle problems on this scale. Joining her on the panel will be, Tony Allegretti, executive Director, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Cathy Hagan, Area Director, FSBDC at UNF,  and Simon Keymer, founder and lead consultant at Keymer, a public and corporate affairs consulting firm.
Mrs. Nazworth is the executive director of Ability Housing, Inc. The mission of Ability Housing is to provide quality, affordable community-inclusive housing for individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and adults with disabilities.
Mrs. Nazworth has over nineteen years’ experience in the development of affordable housing. She is the former Associate Director of Habitat for Humanity of the Jacksonville Beaches, Inc.; Regional Administrator for Habitat for Humanity International; and Chief Financial Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc.


Mrs. Nazworth is actively involved in statewide and national advocacy efforts.  She chairs Florida’s Council on Homelessness; is President of the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition; was recently appointed to the National Low Income Housing Coalition Advisory Group; serves on the St. John’s County Health and Human Services Council; serves on the Board of the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations; serves as a member of the Chase Community Advisory Board and is a past gubernatorial appointee to the Affordable Housing Study Commission.  Mrs. Nazworth routinely presents to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation board of directors; participates in rule development for various affordable housing programs; chaired a statewide workgroup which developed ‘Common Sense: A Strategic Plan to Provide Supportive Housing Throughout Florida’; was awarded Advocate of the Year by the Southeast Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing; and was a member of the Leadership Jacksonville class of 2011. Most recently, Mrs. Nazworth was named 2014 Eastern Region Advocate of the Year by the Corporation of Supportive Housing.
For more information and to register, click HERE.
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