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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. Growing LEADers

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    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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  4. 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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  5. Social Media Tips from the Grassroots

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    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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  6. Engage Your Volunteers-Your Points of Light

    Christina Thurston

    One of the greatest challenges nonprofit organizations face is securing the resources needed to scale services. Time, space, expertise, technology and money are all in short supply. One of the greatest resources our community has to offer to meet these needs is the skills of volunteers. We are excited to bring an innovative curriculum to Monterey County to help nonprofits transform their...

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  7. Supporting & Coaching the Nonprofit Leader

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     Photo: LEAD coach Jennifer Britton, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (l)  and Pearl Sanchez, LEAD alum from Turning Point of Central California (r) By Susie Polnaszek Community Foundation for Monterey County Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence. What does it take to thrive as a nonprofit leader today when there’s no shortage of challenge, stress, and uncertainty? Connecting with other executives can make a difference....

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