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Women’s Fund: Leading Change

Women's Fund Group 2019

By Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County Vice President of Philanthropic Services When a woman thrives, her family thrives. When a family thrives, the community thrives. The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Women’s Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and...

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Quarterly Conversations, Sharing Solutions

By Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Quarterly Conversations are opportunities to address topics not usually discussed in nonprofit forums. In March 2019, we gathered to discuss “Engaging Who We Serve to Create Solutions”. Anyone from the nonprofit community is invited to join us at the next discussion on June 20, 2019:...

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President’s Blog: Philanthropy’s Image

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County I’ve been the CEO of a community foundation since 2002. Prior to that I was a museum director. So one could say I’ve been engaged in organized philanthropy since 1992. While there have always been people wanting to game the system (pick any system), one of the joys of philanthropy is...

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Designing Your Philanthropic Vision

Grow your giving

By Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation for Monterey County No matter where you are on your philanthropic journey, taking a moment to reflect on where you want to go can be beneficial. The Community Foundation for Monterey County can help you give with purpose. The Philanthropic Services team is able to provide strategic guidance and research...

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NMCF Grants Available: Apply by 5/31/19

North Monterey COunty Foundation Announces Grant Opportunties

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $35,000 available to grant in 2019. Nonprofit organizations and groups serving the Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita are encouraged to apply. Grant applications are...

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Board Cohesion – Your Nonprofit’s Power Source

Nonprofit Board

Merriam Webster defines cohesion as the act or state of sticking together tightly. How often do nonprofit boards describe themselves as cohesive? In her presentation to Next Steps for Small Nonprofits grantees, “Building Your Cohesive Board: Working Together to Achieve Your Mission,” Grace Hammond reminded us that a nonprofit board speaks as one voice, since it is a corporate body....

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Growing Giving – Jean Duff

Jean Duff was introduced to philanthropy by her late husband, Jim Duff. Jean, a native of England, met and married Jim in Los Angeles, where Jim had a successful business and they developed a habit of regular giving to local nonprofits. They came to Pebble Beach to retire over 30 years ago. Once they arrived on the Monterey Peninsula, they...

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