Goodwill Manasota earns international honors for regional success

Local nonprofit recognized for improvements to health and safety program, maximizing revenue to support mission services benefiting local community

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota earned significant recognition during the recent Goodwill Industries International summer conference in Spokane, Wash. The organization won the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” award for having the highest market penetration of its donor market, the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Donations” award for capitalizing on the highest proportion of its available used goods market, and the "GILPS Organizational Safety" award, recognizing the organization’s commitment to positively influence safety policies and practices that strengthen its Goodwill.

Goodwill Manasota has received the “Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” for six years running; this was Goodwill’s fifth “Market Leadership by Donations” award. This was the first year that Goodwill Manasota earned the "GILPS Organizational Safety" award. The organization is evaluated in the medium-sized agency category, which includes Goodwill agencies with revenues between $26.9 and $57.3 million.

During the annual conference, Goodwill Industries International recognizes Goodwill agencies that have maximized revenues, capitalized on the highest proportion of the available used goods market, and been efficient in running their operations. Goodwill agencies turn donated goods into revenue; this revenue is used to strengthen the community by offering services and programs that assist people in all walks of life, whether they are trying to find employment, better themselves through education, or transition from military to civilian life.

“We are extremely proud of our organization and the great things that we are able to do because of the leadership from our board of directors and hard work of our professional team, powered by the generosity of our community,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “While it is an honor to be recognized among our professional peers, the real reward is that we’re maximizing revenue that stays in our local community to help support job training and placement, and other needed services for people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, or others with barriers to employment.”

To learn more about Goodwill, call 941-355-2721 or go to

Photo ID: (From l-r) Goodwill Manasota team members Brady O’Neil, Sara Gingery, Adrian Gessen, Bill Thielen, and Donn Githens

About Goodwill Manasota Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With philanthropic donations and revenue generated by the sales of donated goods, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and those with other barriers to employment by providing jobs, job skills training, and free career services. For more information or for a listing of locations, visit or call 941-355-2721.