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Executive Director Learning Community Begins

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This monthly series provides newer nonprofit executive directors an opportunity to explore topics of interest with the facilitation of an experienced ED. It is a chance to build confidence and share best practices instead of “reinventing the wheel” in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants make a commitment to attend all four sessions and can build supportive connections with fellow executives in...

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Sharing Wisdom – the ED Learning Community

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by Susie Polnaszek, Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) A monthly meeting of Executive Directors in a Learning Community allows a small group of nonprofit executives to built trust and offer each other supportive advice, ideas, resources and encouragement. The 2017 group shared their reflections with CNE’s Susie Polnaszek, and registration for the 2018 group is now available. These...

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Making Change – Even When You’re Not “In Charge”

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Workshop Overview: Nonprofit staff bring creative ideas and solutions to our work whether or not we have formal positions of power or authority. We see possibilities for change and may not be sure how to maximize our influence and move our ideas forward successfully. The 2017 CNE Nonprofit Survey showed that over 1/3 of emerging leaders saw their ability to...

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Nonprofit Executive Retreat

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Looking for ways to build your resilience in these fast-paced and challenging times? This half-day retreat is designed for local nonprofit executives seeking personal and professional renewal. Participants will develop connections with fellow executives and step away from the office in a restorative setting.  Offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Gain...

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Stanford ACT Pro Bono Consulting Application Deadline

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Does your nonprofit need guidance in developing business, marketing and other strategy? Consider working with a team of business executives, each with decades of experience, who volunteer their time to offer in-depth consulting expertise and research, customized to your needs. Read Full Details and a blog by Stanford ACT member Alex Lilly. This application process is now online. Please review the application questions,...

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Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing

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Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Overview Learn the essentials you’ll need to prepare clear and compelling grant proposals geared to foundations. Understand what should be in place before you write as well as how to present your nonprofit’s best case for funder support. Workshop Details Monday, December 11, 2017 12:30 – 4:30 PM Monterey County Office of Education 901...

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Effective Board Recruitment (Small Nonprofits)

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Workshop Overview Board members are key leaders in any nonprofit organization. In an evening session presented by Mary Hiland, participants will develop effective strategies for recruiting strong board members. Learn the six elements of an effective board building process. Get tips for identifying and connecting with board member prospects you need and want. Learn the six factors you want in...

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