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  1. President’s Blog: Neighbor Helping Neighbor

    Dan Baldwin CFMC President/CEO

    By Daniel R  Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County As we approach the holiday season and the end of the year, it’s natural to start thinking about what has transpired in 2018. People are justifiably nervous about the advent of a “new normal” in which hardline divisiveness and rough-edged public discourse rule the day. But there is something about...

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  2. Keeping Your Head Above Social Media Waters

    CNE Keeping Head Above Social Media Waters

    By Susie Polnaszek, Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Have you considered your social media voice – just how your organization portrays itself through its messaging? A workshop presented by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County explored this topic and helped participants from smaller nonprofits develop guidelines...

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  3. The Big Community Give – Monterey County Gives! 2018

    Monterey County Gives! brings together donors big and small to support local nonprofits and their Big Ideas. Monterey County Gives! Nov. 8 – Dec. 31, 2018 By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO and Steve John, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO  Monterey County Gives! is here—nonprofits have submitted their applications highlighting their Big Idea for this year, website retooling is...

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  4. Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

    Year-End Giving

    Giving Options There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2018. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. You can give to causes you care about while gaining maximum tax benefit.” – Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful...

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  5. Volunteer Managers Share Best Practices, Among Them: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    By Susie Polnaszek, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Volunteers can make a big difference in nonprofits reaching their mission. Independent Sector has even calculated an economic value for volunteer hours in California: $29.09 in 2017! Volunteer managers and coordinators from a range of local nonprofits recently discussed best practices and lessons learned for how...

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  6. Panettas Honored at 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy

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     (l to r) CFMC Board Chair, Ken Petersen, Distinguished Trustee Recipients Leon and Sylvia Panetta, CFMC President/CEO, Dan Baldwin Leon and Sylvia Panetta Honored for Philanthropic Leadership  Secretary Leon Panetta and Sylvia Panetta have made an incredible impact on the Central Coast. Their accomplishments were celebrated Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). 2018 Distinguished...

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  7. President’s Blog: Donor Advised Funds – Creating Impact

    Donor advised funds

    By Daniel R. Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County For the past several months, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have been the subject of considerable negative press. And by association community foundations have been drawn into the discussion. Questions about DAFs have been raised in some quarters for many years, especially since financial services providers such as Fidelity and Schwab...

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