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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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President’s Blog-(Un)Affordable Housing

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President & Chief Executive Officer We think of housing as an inalienable right. We get up. Work. Go home to a house or apartment we might own or rent. Whatever we can afford. For many folks in Monterey County, it’s not that simple. The unfortunate reality in many parts of California, and certainly...

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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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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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College Futures Freshman Year: 65 Scholarships ($260,000) Awarded

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By Josh Warburg, Community Foundation for Monterey County Program and Scholarships Officer This year marked the beginning of College Futures Monterey County, a new effort by the Community Foundation for Monterey County to increase college attainment among underrepresented students in our communities. Currently, only 23% of local residents age 25 and older hold a bachelor’s degree, but by 2030 38% of job openings will require...

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Women’s Fund – Creating Opportunity

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A scholarship isn’t just money to Francisca “Frieda” Rios – it’s opportunity. It’s being able to buy a computer to do homework and research from home. It’s knowing that making homework a priority when she finishes her shift at a local pizza shop is a must because people she doesn’t know have invested in her and have faith in her...

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Next Level Giving – Carmel Realty Co.

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We interviewed Bill Mitchell, Managing Director, Carmel Realty Company, about partnering with the Community Foundation for Monterey County through the Carmel Realty Foundation, his company’s donor advised fund, to take their giving to the next level. The Carmel Realty Company (CRC) has a rich history and a reputation for integrity, longevity and excellence. Now in its fourth generation in local real...

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