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  1. Press Release – Pro Bono Consulting

    MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release December 18, 2019 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications (831) 375-9712 x123 amandah@cfmco.org Program Contact: Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence 831.375.9712 x138 kaki@cfmco.org Public Information: www.cfmco.org/StanfordACT or www.facebook.com/cfmco Pro Bono Consulting Available through Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) Applications due January 31, 2020 through the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community...

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  2. Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT)

    Stanford ACT Meets with Client

    Each January, nonprofits can apply for pro bono consulting from the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) in Monterey Bay. The Stanford ACT team of business school alumni and business executives bring decades of private business sector management expertise to participating nonprofits, which dedicate staff (or qualified volunteer) time to the process. Stanford ACT was established on the Central Coast in...

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  3. Supporting the Small But Mighty: Capacity Building for Smaller Nonprofits

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County This blog originally appeared in the Alliance for Nonprofit Management September 2019 Between 50 and 75 percent of nonprofit organizations have budgets under $100,000 and less than two staff members. Many are all volunteer. Small, grassroots organizations are often deeply embedded in their communities and committed...

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  4. LEAD Institute: Investing in Leadership

    LEAD Cohort 2019

    Guest Blogger: Alexandra Dami Director of External Programs Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, LEAD Participant Each month, LEAD brings together a group of nonprofit leaders to develop our skills on topics such as strategic planning, program evaluation, employee supervision, and leading a team. Each topic, diverse and robust, allows the LEAD cohort to apply the lessons to our own...

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  5. Quarterly Conversations, Sharing Solutions

    Exploring Big Ideas for Local Impact

    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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  6. 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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  7. CFMC Announces 2019 LEAD Institute Participants

    Lead2019 participants

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 18 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2019 cohort. LEAD is a year-long professional development institute presented by the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence to foster strong, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector. It’s a great asset for nonprofits to have employees who can think...

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