June 12th  |  Volunteer Organizations & Non-Profits Town Hall

Key Takeaways

  • Panama City is served by non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and volunteer organizations. These organizations can address the needs of groups that are not traditionally met by public services; these groups should work to collectively identify and meet the needs of under-served individuals and families.
  • Understanding how non-profits, NGOs, and volunteer organizations work together in Panama City, and how they may support each other, is essential. Communication is key to service provision, particularly during emergencies or disasters. Finding established structures and building partnerships to improve communication will also improve service delivery to all community members.
  • Beyond inter-organizational communication, non-profits and similar community service organizations need to be able to publicize their services and reach the community members in need. Having a strong ground game and communication strategy is important.