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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Growing LEADers

    CNE 2013

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County About LEAD For the past eight years, up and coming nonprofit leaders have honed their leadership and nonprofit management skills in the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Institute. Offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, LEAD prepares successful managers in...

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  4. Read our 2017 Annual Report

    2017 CFMC Annual Report

    Opportunity & Impact:2017 Annual Report Opportunity and Impact: words that are important to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Whether through grantmaking or the development of new initiatives, we seek opportunities that will make deep impact on our communities. This also takes form in our resource development efforts, as donor advisors or those working on their estate plans seek a...

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  5. 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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  6. Learning and Improvement: Launching the Nonprofit Survey

    Nonprofit Survey

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) “Building healthy, safe, vibrant and inclusive communities…” That’s what local nonprofit organizations do, and it’s a big job. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) exists to support and strengthen that critical work, and we are always learning more about how to do it. One way to learn is to pause, listen...

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  7. Nonprofit Takeaways on Working with Immigrant Communities

    CNE workshop helping nonprofits immigration

    CNE Workshop Panel (l to r) Luz Padilla, Catholic Charities, Ricardo Nuñez, UFW Foundation, Sarait Martinez, CSUMB, Israel Villa, MILPA, Bronwyn Moreno, Hartnell College, Ariadna Renteria, Watsonville Law Center, Kaki Rusmore, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County By Kaitlyn Throgmorton Nonprofits: Immigration & Deportation A recent Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) workshop featured a panel of...

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