It’s Scholarship Season!

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More than $800,000 Available for 2018 The Community Foundation for Monterey County is pleased to announce that more than $800,000 is available for scholarship applicants through over 40 scholarship programs in 2018. Students can apply through our online system through one application for up to 30 different scholarship programs. The application period begins January 5, deadline to complete an application is...

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President’s Blog – Philanthropy: Finding Common Ground

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) A Rough Year I imagine I’m just one of many who are trying make sense of 2017. Despite one’s political perspective, this has been a strange and at times difficult year. The constant churn in the news cycle, and the unsettling events we see and hear, has made it difficult...

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Board Boot Camp

This online webinar is offered by MAP for Nonprofits. Visit their website for full details and to register. Learn typical board responsibilities Identify the nuances of board authority and relationships Discuss how you would respond to specific board scenarios Take home the comprehensive Board Boot Camp Participant Guide, and Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations

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Characteristics of a Financially Healthy Nonprofit

This free online webinar is offered by Nonprofits Assistance Fund. Visit their website for full details and to register. The financial health of a nonprofit depends on management behavior—policies and practices. Join this discussion on the role of financial health for the nonprofit mission.

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President’s Blog – Community Foundations: Here for Good

Reflections of Place There is an adage in our field that goes, “If you’ve seen one community foundation, you’ve seen one community foundation.” As place-based centers of philanthropy, all community foundations will be different because they’re reflections of the donors, needs, geography and people of the communities they serve. In Monterey County, each item on that list has its own...

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Effective Board Recruitment (Small Nonprofits)


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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Sustaining Collective Impact

This online webinar is offered by FSG. Visit their website for full details and to register. This online training explores different strategies that can be employed from the onset to move the collective effort forward and gain momentum as you go.

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