The CNE Nonprofit Survey helps us understand where local nonprofits are thriving, and what the challenges are. Here are a few early highlights:   
  • Respondents noted at least some improvement in 79% of the abilities/areas represented.
  • Staffing and financial resources continue to be areas where nonprofits see room for improvement. 
  • Double the number from last year saw executive leaders' ability to balance work/life responsibilities as an area of strength; for others this remained an area which could be improved.

As we continue to analyze the results, we will use your input to help build CNE's 2019 activities. Explore this e-news for resources on inclusion, board development, networking and more. As always, we love to hear what would make a difference for your nonprofit, and how we can help.

Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Community Foundation for Monterey County
Friday, November 2, 2018
Noon - 1:00 PM, Free, 
Bring your lunch
Community Foundation for Monterey County
945 S. Main Street, Suite 208, Salinas
Topic: "Marketing to the Hispanic Community in Monterey County" with Ernesto Altamirano & Alfonso Corona of Art Essential. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9 AM - Noon, $20, some discounts and scholarships available
Community Foundation for Monterey County
2354 Garden Road, Monterey

Are you interested in moving your nonprofit from diversity toward greater inclusion and equity but aren't sure where to start? Are you a leader or other change-maker in your nonprofit organization seeking to connect with others involved in similar efforts in a supportive environment? Join us for this moderated discussion. Read more.

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Application deadline: January 25, 2019
Does your nonprofit seek guidance in developing business, financial, marketing or other strategy? Consider working with a team of business executives, each with decades of experience, who volunteer their time to offer in-depth consulting expertise and research, customized to your needs.  Learn More

Stanford ACT is offered by the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Alumni Association in partnership with the Community Foundation for Monterey County's Center for Nonprofit Excellence. More than 35 local nonprofits have benefited so far.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:00 - 8:30 PM, $30 includes supper
Veteran's Transition Center Auditorium, 220 12th Street, Marina 
Board recruitment strategies will be identified with exercises to create a recruitment action plan that will build a successful board team. Offered by Community Builders for Monterey County.  Register in advance. 

Friday, November 30, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, $149

Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside
The Conference covers innovations in housing, transportation, and exciting new technologies, tools, and models that are coming to our region, with a keynote address by State Sen. Scott Wiener. Register in advance. 

MIIS Peace Corps Fellows Available to Serve as Local Interns
Middlebury Institute of International Studies Peace Corps Fellows can work with you to support your mission! As part of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program, these Fellows intern part-time with local organizations that work with underserved populations. For information, contact Edy Rhodes at or (831) 647-4627.  
11/6 Election Day
Learn about nonpartisan ways to help people vote from Nonprofit Vote.

Deadlines: February 1, 2019 / March 1, 2019 (CI Small Grants)

Community Foundation for Monterey County / 2354 Garden Road / Monterey, CA 93940  
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