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VIDA Champions Announced

­­VIDA Leadership and Community Health Workers Select 25 People for Special Recognition Monterey County, California — The VIDA (Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid) leadership team and VIDA community health workers (CHWs) have chosen to recognize 25 community members who contributed to the success of VIDA and, in turn, the health of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These VIDA Champions...

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“What Keeps You Here?” Engaging Your Best People

by Susie Polnaszek, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) Staying Engaged – An Evolving Challenge Staying engaged at work right now can feel like a dance. If it’s a dance, then the tempo keeps changing and we’re learning new steps. Michaelle Stanford, who presented our recent CNE webinar, called this a “uniquely disruptive time” in the workplace.  A poll asked...

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2022 LEAD Institute Announced

15 Nonprofit Leaders from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties to participate in year-long professional development program The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) selected 15 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2022 cohort. LEAD is a year-long professional development institute offered by the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence to foster strong, effective...

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The Weston Call Fund for Big Sur Makes Grants to Nonprofits Serving Big Sur Area

The Weston Call Fund for Big Sur granted $37,500 in 2021 to nonprofits that focus on projects and programs that benefit Big Sur residents from Mal Paso Creek to the Monterey County line. This is the first round of competitive grants for the fund since it was created in 2020. Prior to these grants, the fund granted $43,797 for fire...

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The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

By Breanna Wilson, California State University Monterey Bay Intern with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Imagine this: You just got hired in your dream role of nonprofit fundraising and development. You have done some work in the sector but mostly programs. You get your brand new shiny Mac computer and when you open it, rainbows and unicorns start jumping out...

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CFMC Offers $1.4 Million in Scholarships

Many Monterey County students aspire to attend college, but the cost of higher education keeps them from achieving that dream. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been working with generous individual, family and business donors to help close the gap. The CFMC announced that more than $1.4 million in scholarship awards are available in 2022 for Monterey County...

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