CNE News

  1. 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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  2. Supporting & Coaching the Nonprofit Leader


     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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  3. Business Experts Offer Free Consulting to Nonprofits

    Stanford Act Members 2017

    Can the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) help your nonprofit? By Alex Lilley, Stanford ACT member since 2005 Stanford ACT is a team of seasoned business consultants who joined together to offer local nonprofit organizations pro bono consulting so they can better serve their communities. Stanford ACT was started by alumni of the Stanford Business School in 1987 and has been...

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  4. Nonprofit Staffing Challenges – What You Can Do

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    By Kaki Rusmore,  Director of Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County People are at the heart of all nonprofit organizations. Most nonprofits pursue a mission of serving people, of helping people reach their full potential in spite of the challenges life has handed them. Even nonprofits that focus on our natural environment do so with the...

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  5. Interns – A Valued Community Resource

    Monterey Bay Internships

    Every year students at local colleges and universities serve in our community, but many nonprofits are unaware of them as a resource right here in our own backyard. Peace Corps Volunteers Continue Service The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) admits “Returned Peace Corps Volunteers” participating in the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program. The program offers graduate students...

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  6. Board Officers Share Experiences in CNE Series


    By Susie Polnaszek, Community Foundation for Monterey County Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence. I am inspired by the dedication and community-focus of the nonprofit board leaders I meet through the CNE’s monthly Board Officers’ Roundtable Series. They come from all parts of Monterey County and spend their time and energy supporting youth and libraries, seniors and visual art and...

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  7. Inside Nonprofit LEADership

    Idalia Matthews

    Guest Blogger – Idalia Matthews Interim, Inc. Program Coordinator & 2016 LEAD Institute Participant Idalia Matthews is part of LEAD Institute, a year-long program of the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence that builds the skills of successful nonprofit managers serving the diverse communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. “LEAD is a great opportunity to learn from other nonprofit leaders, expand knowledge...

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