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As we look back over this year, CNE is honored to be part of a nonprofit community that cares so much about our communities. Take a minute to notice how well you have served your neighbors, what you have learned this year, and how you have improved what you do. Give yourself the gift of a round of applause, a big smile, and a deep breath.  
 
 
Warmly,    
Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)
Community Foundation for Monterey County
CNE Ed Learning 9.2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Noon - 1:00 PM, Free, 
Bring your lunch
Community Foundation for Monterey County
2354 Garden Road, Monterey
 

Thursday, December 13, 2018
12:30 - 4:30 PM, $40, some scholarships available
Community Foundation for Monterey County
945 S. Main Street, Suite 208, Salinas
 
Learn the essentials you'll need to prepare clear and compelling grant proposals geared to foundations. Understand what should be in place before you write as well as how to present your nonprofit's best case for funder support. Presented by Grace Hammond. Learn more.
 

Have you considered your social media voice - just how your organization portrays itself through its messaging?  Read tips on this topic from a CNE workshop in a blog by CNE program officer Susie Polnaszek.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Consulting
Application deadline: January 25, 2019 5 PM
 
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.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay, Seaside 
Use code CNE for our Discount Rate of $249. Fee is $299 after early bird deadline of 12/14. Attend this conference for an understanding of the most critical employment and labor law issues confronting employers right now .
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 AM, Free
Community Foundation Santa Cruz, 7807 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz
Program includes networking and breakfast, shared learning from the nonprofit communications field, discussion and more.
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 hrhodes@miis.edu or (831) 647-4627.  
MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ADVOCACY
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This concise and easily-understood article describes why as well as how nonprofits should advocate. For more resources, visit the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County: www.alliancemonterey.org/advocacy

Important Deadlines & Dates

Geared to new applicants. Information also available on our website at:
Deadline: January 22, 2019

Stanford Alumni Consulting Team Pro Bono Consulting
Apply by January 25, 2019 (See article above) 

CI Spring Grants
CFMC Community Impact Grant Deadlines
Children & Youth Development, Health & Human Services
Deadlines: February 1, 2019 / March 1, 2019 (CI Small Grants)

Community Foundation for Monterey County / 2354 Garden Road / Monterey, CA 93940  
831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org/cne  
 
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