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College Futures Monterey County

Everyone Wins When More Students Succeed We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to pursue their educational, career, and life goals. College degrees are vital to a thriving economy and building healthy, safe, vibrant communities in Monterey County. However, too many of our young people with the ability and desire to succeed in college lack the support...

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New Additions to CFMC Board of Directors

Three new additions to the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Board of Directors come from nonprofit, real estate and the wine industry. Betsey H. Pearson, Bill Mitchell and Jeff Eikenberry were recently voted on to the board of directors to serve three–year terms for the CFMC, which manages more than $209 million in assets comprised of charitable funds created by individuals,...

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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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President’s Blog – Election: Trust & Act

  By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Presidential elections typically answer more questions than they ask. However, the 2016 election seems to have put a lot of the country in a wait-and-see holding pattern on just about every aspect of governance as we’ve come to know it. Health care. Foreign policy. Immigration. The environment. The economy. As...

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President’s Blog: Year-End “Monterey County Giving”

Monterey County Giving by Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County Year-end always seems to prompt thinking about what was accomplished over the past 12 months.  Our lives run at such warp speeds, that we move from one item to the next to the next, and so on. Every now and then we just need to take a breath and...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Paulette Bumbalough, Chair, Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) Neighbors Helping Neighbors If there are few appropriate descriptors of King City and South Monterey communities, they are GIVING and Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Our 3-year old Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Monterey County has had the pleasure of doing just that each year and enjoying the process. Back...

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Business Experts Offer Free Consulting to Nonprofits

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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