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  1. Learning and Improvement: Launching the Nonprofit Survey

    Nonprofit Survey

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) “Building healthy, safe, vibrant and inclusive communities…” That’s what local nonprofit organizations do, and it’s a big job. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) exists to support and strengthen that critical work, and we are always learning more about how to do it. One way to learn is to pause, listen...

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  2. Nonprofit Takeaways on Working with Immigrant Communities

    CNE workshop helping nonprofits immigration

    CNE Workshop Panel (l to r) Luz Padilla, Catholic Charities, Ricardo Nuñez, UFW Foundation, Sarait Martinez, CSUMB, Israel Villa, MILPA, Bronwyn Moreno, Hartnell College, Ariadna Renteria, Watsonville Law Center, Kaki Rusmore, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County By Kaitlyn Throgmorton Nonprofits: Immigration & Deportation A recent Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) workshop featured a panel of...

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  3. 2017 NGP Grantees Build Community

    NGP Grantee PANES

    From teaching boxing and fitness as ways to encourage and empower youth to be healthy, to providing support for Spanish-speaking parents with special needs children, the 2017 Community Foundation for Monterey County Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) grantees have varied missions in mind. All, however, are small, grassroots organizations working to improve their communities. The Community Foundation is committed to supporting...

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  4. Stories of Impact: Immigration

    Catholic Charities

    This series of blog posts focuses on Community Impact grantee highlights in the areas of Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Children & Youth, Health & Human Services, Community Development and Environment & Animal Welfare.  Grantee Highlight Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey Over the last year, political uncertainty regarding immigration policy has caused an unprecedented surge in people seeking out immigration...

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  5. Growing LEADers

    CNE 2013

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County About LEAD For the past eight years, up and coming nonprofit leaders have honed their leadership and nonprofit management skills in the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Institute. Offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, LEAD prepares successful managers in...

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  6. 5 Tips To Organize Your Grant Proposal

    Preparing a strong grant proposal is like a team sport, where staff input, board approval, and proposal writers all come together to bring an application over the finish line. This can be challenging when important documents and data exist in different locations, files, or computers. Taking some time in advance to organize your game plan can help. Local consultant, Susan...

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  7. Social Media Tips from the Grassroots

    social media from the grassroots

    By Susie Polnaszek, Program Officer Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Which comes first, the nonprofit or its social media presence? For Families of Color Monterey County, it’s a new world of nonprofit outreach, with social media eclipsing traditional methods of organizing, creating interest, and getting people involved. “Most people use Facebook these days or...

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