Starting Your Own Nonprofit

This training is offered by Cabrillo Extension. Visit their website for full details and to register. If you are thinking of starting a nonprofit business this class will demystify and explain the nonprofit start-up process for you. After learning the advantages and restrictions of running a nonprofit you will be able to decide if a nonprofit start-up is the best...

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Board Match Mixer

This event is offered by Community Foundation Santa Cruz. Visit their website for full details and to register. Attention Nonprofits! Interested in participating? For nonprofits this is a convenient way to meet prospective board members in one place and recruit from a pool of talented and diverse candidates. Email Kevin Heuer to indicate your interest and inquire about open slots....

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Executive Director Learning Community Begins


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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Siembra Latinos Fund: Growing Opportunity for Latinos

Growing Opportunity A new philanthropic initiative, The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) has been created by a group of local Latino leaders to empower the Latino community in Monterey County.  The fund is focused on creating change now and investing in the future well-being of Latino residents throughout Monterey County. Siembra means “to sow,” and the goal of fund organizers is...

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Changing Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County

Celeste Islas Women's fund speaker and GHGH participant

The timing is right, the message is clear: women are harnessing their power to make change. In the time of the #MeToo movement, and the realization that human trafficking is happening locally, awareness and hope gripped the 575 people gathered at the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 13th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. “Where we are is in a moment of real awakening...

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Sharing Wisdom – the ED Learning Community

Nonprofit ED Retreat Group

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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Basics of Nonprofit Finance Webinar Series

This webinar series is offered by Nonprofit Finance Fund. Visit their website for full details and to register. These webinars build on each other to provide the strategies and tools for nimble and informed decision-making toward financial strength and greater mission impact.  The Basics of Nonprofit Finance begins with an overview of how financial health fits into a nonprofit’s larger...

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