FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP
Hear from Alex Dami about her experience in LEAD, our year-long leadership institute for nonprofits serving the diverse communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Read the Blog

Attend an Information Session :
July 19, Monterey
July 24, Salinas
July 26, Aptos
August 6, Hollister
Friday, July 12
12:00 - 1:30 PM, CFMC Monterey

Free networking and learning opportunity organized by EDs! All levels of experience welcome. Bring your lunch.
SUPPORT FOR BOARDS
Thursday, July 25
9-10:30 AM, CFMC Salinas
$15 per organization
Series continues: 8/22, 9/26, 10/24 & 11/21

Join board officers from local nonprofits, build your network and look at challenges and situations together in new ways.
Facilitated by Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, RN, PhD
Wednesday, August 21
4:30 - 7:30 PM, CFMC Monterey
$40 per organization, scholarships available

Bring your team and learn the key elements of effective board recruitment. Gain strategies for identifying and connecting with prospective board members with attention to inclusion, diversity and equity. Develop a workable plan to recruit qualified board members.
Facilitated by Vance Yoshida.
Thursday, October 3
4:00 - 6:00 PM, Embassy Suites, Seaside, $10 per person

Board Connect offers nonprofits with board openings a chance to network with professionals and other committed community members in an exhibit hall atmosphere. Space is limited. Organizations are also encouraged to attend Introduction to Board Recruitment 8/21 see listing above.
Other Opportunities
Dawn Fraser ComNet
Tuesday, July 16
12:00 - 1:30 PM, Marina Library Community Room, 188 Seaside Avenue
Free. Bring your own lunch or purchase in advance for $10.

If you are a nonprofit communications professional (regardless of title) or volunteer who shares the story of your nonprofit, come l earn about how to incorporate stories into the fabric of an effective communications strategy . Presenter: Dawn A. Fraser
Thursday, July 11
4:30 - 7:00 PM, Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave St. Monterey
$25 NAMC Members, $35 non-members

Enjoy wine, snacks, live music at the Annual Member Mixer and Farewell Party for Sue Parris.
The goal of the Community Assessment is to dialogue with Monterey County residents of all ages in order to shine a light on community conditions and aspirations of residents for their quality of life. Take the Survey and promote it with your constituents!
ADVOCACY
U.S. Census 2020 - Local Efforts
Monterey County has one of the highest hard to count populations in California; of the population of 437,907, 35% or 151,262 people live in hard to count areas. Read more about local actions to improve participation and how your nonprofit can get involved.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Deadline: July 31, 2019 at Midnight

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare
Deadlines: August 2 ($15,001-$50,000) & September 6 ($5,000-$15,000) at 5:00 PM