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February 2023
Jobs | Volunteers | Resources

Welcome to Nonprofit Connection's bi-monthly newsletter of timely information 
All of this information plus the Resources you need are available on our Website and updated regularly on our Facebook Page and LinkedIn.

For Community Resources for Storm Relief and information on low-interest loans and other business services, see information in Resources.
Job Postings

Highlights of NEW Nonprofit Jobs posted 
to the Job Board on our website.

Effective January 1, California’s SB 1162 requires companies with 15+ employees (including NONPROFITS) to post pay ranges* for their open job increase pay transparency and start to close pay gaps.

*Pay Range/Scale Defined: The salary or hourly wage range the employer “reasonably” expects to pay. This includes job postings on third-party sites like ours, so we ask that Members comply. Read more.
Staff AccountantFriends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Senior Accountant, United Way of Santa Cruz County
Director of Development, Food, What?!
Broadcast Sales Representative (Part-time), KSQD - Natural Bridges Media
Development/Finance Director (Part-time) , Senderos
Executive Director, Senderos
Development Manager, Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center
Executive Director (Part Time), Yoga For All Movement
Director of Healthy Places, County Park Friends
Executive Director, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Staff Accountant, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Wellness and Nutrition Director (WND), Second Harvest Food Bank
Bilingual Marine Science Instructor (Part-time), O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO)
Visitor Service Aide, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Senior Visitor Service Aide - Sunset, Palm and Manresa State Beaches and The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
On-Call Advocate (Part-time), Monarch Services
Senior Visitor Service Aide – New Brighton and Seacliff State Beaches, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Digital Equity and Broadband Associate, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP)  
Program Facilitator, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey
Open Positions (by county)
Intake Receptionist – Santa Cruz County
Disaster Preparedness Facilitator – Santa Cruz County
Intake and Aftercare Specialist Tattoo Removal Program – Santa Cruz County 
Immigration Case Manager – Removal Defense, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties
Multiple Job/Internship listings at Digital NEST
 Learn more & apply here

Chief Development Officer
Director, bizzNEST Program 

Director, Digital NEST Center, Gilroy, Stockton and Modesto, CA
Manager, bizzNEST Web Development
Member Advocate
Member Specialist
Programs Training Assistant, Gilroy, CA
Specialist (Video Instructor), Digital Arts & Technology Program
Specialist, bizzNEST Video Production
Santa Cruz County Health Workforce Council
Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County (HIP) in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board
Members can post positions for FREE for 30 days! 
"Not Yet Members"/ Guests May Post for a Fee

Nonprofit Interns typically assist in activities
related to volunteer management, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, data entry and reporting, and direct service and advocacy.
Program InternCommunity Health Trust of Pajaro Valley
Prevention and Children and Youth Programs Intern, Monarch Services
Become a Volunteer

Many nonprofits in our community rely on volunteers - Members are welcome to post Volunteer Opportunities on our Job Board!

Second Harvest Food Bank Drive-thru Distribution:
We are looking for volunteers for the following
Saturdays: February 11 and 25, 9am-12pm

Responding to the devastation from the recent flooding, Second Harvest is operating a drive-thru food distribution in the parking lot at our Watsonville Warehouse (at the corner of West Beach Street and Ohlone Parkway). Help us direct cars, register participants, and load food into cars! The food distribution will run from 9am-12pm. We ask that volunteers arrive between 8am-8:30 to get setup and oriented prior to the distribution starting. Please plan on staying until 1:00 to help with clean up. Read more and MUST Register.
NEW Treasurer, Blue Circle
NEW Volunteer & Committee Opportunities, Birchbark Foundation
On-Going Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer with Farm Discovery at Live Earth 
Field Trip Docent  Data Entry Volunteer  Marketing Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities at Second Harvest Food Bank:
Community Food Distributions, Weekday Food Packs, Saturday Sorts, Advocacy and Outreach, Special Events, Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities at Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks:
Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew (BBVTC)
Docent at Natural Bridges State Beach
Ongoing volunteer opportunities in Santa Cruz Mountain state parks with Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship (SCMTS)
Año Nuevo State Park Docent
Castro Adobe State Historic Park is seeking garden volunteers
Volunteers sought for San Mateo Coast parks and beaches
Volunteer in the redwoods at Butano State Park
Volunteer for the Arts! Join committees in outreach and events. 
Other opportunities
Adult Volunteer and Delivery Angel, Teen Kitchen Project
Volunteer Opportunities, Grey Bears
Volunteer Opportunities open to high school students and above, Community Health Trust
Tattoo Removal Services Volunteer, Catholic Charities of Monterey County
Volunteer with CASA
In-person and virtual opportunities, Alzheimer's Association
Kids Club, Walnut Avenue Family and Women's Center 
Remote and other Volunteers, including Full Hearts Distribution,
 Jacob's Heart
Volunteers are critical to our success, Community Bridges
You can also "Connect for Good" with the Volunteer Center
Up Your Game with Skills-based Volunteering
Every nonprofit has that project which is both vital to the organization but beyond their reach. It might be a new accounting system, a website upgrade, a fundraising strategy, or a complete strategic plan. That project is always on the to-do list but there is never the time or knowledge to begin working on it. With skills-based volunteering now you can - read more.
Join a Board

Are you an industry professional looking to diversify? Do you enjoy working with and giving back to your community? Your Future is Our Business is currently pursuing experts for our board in the following industries:

Arts Media & Entertainment, Energy & Utilities, Fashion & Interior Design, and Marketing, Sales, and Service. If you or someone you know is interested in being an active member of our board please click here.

Local County, State, and National Resources 
for Nonprofits on our Website
We have a total of 14 Cherry wood desks – all come with locks and keys and are in very good condition. Some purchased as early as 8 months ago. Interested? Please contact: Christy Pappas @ / (831) 236-4049
ATTN: Aptos, PV, & WHS Students - Scholarships are now OPEN!
In partnership with PVUSD, CHT administers annual scholarships for students who aspire to work in Clinical Professions, Public Health, Behavioral Health, or Environmental Health.
Contact Nicole Morasca at for more information. Applications DUE: Friday, May 5, 2023!
"The leading grant website in the funding industry"

GrantWatch is the online resource for grants for nonprofits, government agencies, municipalities, foundations, corporations, small businesses, and individuals. More than 200,000 nonprofits, businesses, and individuals visit each month and also read GrantsNews, a blog that offers late-breaking grant and fundraising news.

Local and Statewide Resources
211 United Way of Santa Cruz County

February Bilingual Family Resource Calendar
Monthly calendar of food distributions
and essential resources.

*Please call Second Harvest Community Food Hotline for the latest updates 831.662.0991


  • New For after storm resources please click here. If your agency is providing services and you do not see them here please reach out to add your information.
  • New Storm recovery info session 
211 Information: Our 211/United Way of Santa Cruz County will be sending their annual report 2/11/2023. To receive the annual report please email me your agency name and email so I can add you to the 211 email list. I also send unmet needs and quarterly reports. Please go to 
to look up your agency and feel free to let me know if any changes need to be made.

Our 211/United Way will focus on growing our list of local programs/services that address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)-related toxic stressors. We are updating our 211 database to reflect these changes, and we would love you to help us to complete this Google form:  
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County:
Community Resources for Storm Relief
Share Information: We’ve been working closely with local partners:
Community Bridges, Community Action Board, Catholic Charities, United Policyholders, and Resource Conservation District to share information about storm relief. Volunteer: Sign up with the Volunteer Center and get connected to where you can help.
Learn about your community's health and wellness. Compare indicators for your community against state averages, county values, and target goals. Discover areas of excellence and improvement in your community.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Santa Cruz County businesses, incl. NONPROFITS and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration. The declaration covers Santa Cruz county due to the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that began Dec. 27, 2022. Please see more information and share broadly.

Were you and your small business or NONPROFIT on the road to recovery and the recent storms hampered your progress? If your business is located in Santa Cruz, Working Solutions has a new Emergency Relief Loan Product that may be able to help. Read more.

Stay Informed: Visit the Public Health Coronavirus Website, including the Signs and Media LibraryEmployer Webpage, and Informacion en Espanol, for the latest information, updates, and guidance related to COVID-19.
You can also call 2-1-1 or text “covid19” to 211211 with questions in English or Spanish. Follow us on social media: Visit Santa Cruz County Public Health on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates.
Beginning on 12/30/22 the County suffered widespread flooding and damage through a series of significant storms. The EOC is activated to help protect the life and safety of county residents and the community, including through sheltering, disaster services and support to local agencies. OR3 was created in 2020 to improve our community’s emergency response, elevate our disaster awareness, and prepare for increases in extreme weather due to climate change - beyond traditional emergency operations to create a full-service division to help our community prepare for disasters, respond during emergencies, and assist with recovery.
CompassPoint helps leaders, nonprofit organizations, and
movements committed to social justice realize their full power. 

We offer leadership trainings that cover a wide range of topics relevant to leadership in the nonprofit and social justice space, including supervision, fundraising, coaching skills, time management, and conflict resolution.

  • The Count's new budget website has three main objectives:
    • Provide a clear link between the County Strategic Plan, the County Operational Plan, and the Proposed Budget. 
    • Provide greater access to the public. 
    • Provide greater detail than ever before.
If you have additional questions or need assistance,
please email us at
NEW: Resources for Survivors of Hate and
Bias Incidents or Crimes
Created by Santa Cruz County United for
Safe and Inclusive Communities

The Countywide Collaborative Anti-Hate Initiative is an informal collaborative group that works to reduce hate and bias across Santa Cruz County and strengthen our response when incidents do occur. Read more.
Community Foundation of Monterey County
Guide to Leadership Transitions

How can nonprofit organizations best support healthy, successful executive transitions?

However you do good in the world, there's something for you at TechSoup - once you have your own EIN!! See how TechSoup can equip you with transformative technology products, knowledge, and services, including Fiverr Freelancers:Vetted Expertise On Demand for a new logo or an additional grant writer

Land Acknowledgment Resources
For writing and using land acknowledgements
Honor Native Land (PDF) Land Acknowledgement (PDF)
The Santa Cruz County Long Term Recovery Group is a collaboration of nonprofit, faith-based, local, state and national organizations that share information and resources to help address the needs of individuals and families affected by the CZU Lightning Complex Fires, ONLY. See their Facebook Page
Behind Every Employer
The Business Resource Network
A talented group of business experts that are well connected in the community and leverage public/private funding and resources to keep Santa Cruz companies competitive!  Available to nonprofits, too!
Workforce Santa Cruz County is pleased to share the Santa Cruz County 2022 State of the Workforce Report.  The report provides the most recent information on the state of the local workforce and economy.  Click here to view the report and other useful publications.

Until or in addition to publishing our own NPC Resource Directory, 
we offer this Nonprofit Consultant Directory Monterey Bay  
Please note: January 2021, the Community Foundations 
suspended any updates or additions to the Directory for now.

Consultants and firms provide their own listing here and have not been vetted by the community foundations. Consider these Tips for Working Effectively with Consultants.

Contact the Center for Nonprofit Excellence staff at (831) 375-9712 or or Kevin Heuer at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (831) 662-2030 if you have questions or problems using this directory.

Our Nonprofit Members believe in the power of collaboration and resource sharing to strengthen everyone’s ability to meet the challenges of providing excellent programs and services to our community. 
It's easy to join!  Apply now! 
Membership dues will increase on July 1
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