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Nonprofit News for February/March

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 Page.
In this issue: More digestible bites
  • Surveys, Groups, Workshops and Trainings from our Nonprofit Calendar for February and beyond

We welcome 1st Capital Bank as an Ally Partner!
Cultivating Thriving Communities

They support our nonprofit alliance's work
toward building an equitable and thriving community.

2023 Storm Damage Survey: San Benito,
Santa Cruz, Monterey Communities

As we identify and compile needs, resources, and opportunities available within our region:
We're interested in learning about the impact the recent weather events have had on individuals and businesses within our community. Please take a few minutes to share your experience to help us best determine how MBEP can be a resource and curate and connect other available resources. 
Consultants: Let's MeetUp! On Zoom
Tuesday, February 28, 4-5:30 PM 
Hosted by: Nicole Young (Optimal Solutions Consulting), Nicole Lezin
(Cole Communications) & Sharon Papo (Indigo Skies Consulting)
This will be a first-time, semi-structured gathering – we’ll have some activities/discussion questions planned, but want to have plenty of time for us to have informal, organic conversations so we can get to know each other and gauge ongoing interest in these consultant meet-ups.
Register at 
Development Roundtable Santa Cruz County
Third Wednesday at noon - on Zoom
Next meeting: Wednesday, March 15
This Month's Topic: 
"Peer to Peer Fundraising"

Moderated by Magi Diego of CASA
All development professionals are welcome to an open forum for sharing tips of the trade, learning more about peers’ activities, and supporting one another.  Sign up to moderate a monthly or be a Zoom host. There will be opportunities for scheduled speakers on a particular topic and in-person gatherings. Please share with your Development staff. NEW One-time Registration for the roundtable is required. 
Workshops and Trainings
CORE Coffee Chats with hosts,
Nicole Young and Nicole Lezin

A standing schedule of Tuesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.,
with occasional changes to dates and times
We are continuing to develop the calendar of CORE Institute/Investment SCC events.
Register for these upcoming CORE Institute events:
Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 am - 11:30 am on Zoom
Coffee Chat: Moving Prevention “Upstream”—A Conversation About Santa Cruz County’s Family First Prevention Services Program
We’ll learn about and contribute to Santa Cruz County’s Comprehensive Prevention Plan (CPP), a countywide, cross-sector plan that is being developed in response to federal and state child abuse prevention initiatives, including the Family First Prevention 

Register here:

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Harnessing Local Data to Create the CORE Conditions for: A Safe, Just Community
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Harnessing Local Data to Create the CORE Conditions for: Stable, Affordable Housing & Shelter
Community Foundation of
Monterey County's Center for
Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)
Works with nonprofits of all types and sizes to be stronger, more resilient and equitable. We help staff, boards and volunteers make meaningful connections to resources and one another.   
In CNE's latest blog, "Resilient Nonprofits Face Challenges and Opportunities, Director Susie Polnaszek"  analyzes local nonprofits' survey responses, sharing a glimpse into how they are doing now.  Read four takeaways from the 2022 Nonprofit Survey (and more resources related to workplace well-being) here.
1. Challenges related to the pandemic are far from behind us.
2. Leadership transitions continued in 2022. 
3. There is an accumulating effect on mental health and well-being.
4. Nonprofits shared excitement and possibility for the future.

See a full calendar for CNE Events and events with other partners. 
Wednesday, February 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 
How to Start a Nonprofit in California, 
Online Webinar by CalNonprofits

Wednesday, February 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nonprofit Board Essentials Workshop
Online Webinar by the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits.

Tuesday, March 7, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Building Racial Equity, Online Webinar by Race Forward

Wednesday, March 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
That Nonprofit Filing Deadline is More Important than You Thought, Online Webinar by CalNonprofits

Thursday, March 9, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fiscal Sponsorship vs. 501(c)(3), Online Webinar by CZI
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 14 - April 13
 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (
April 11 will be 3:00 - 7:00 pm)

Online, includes 3 hrs of offline work | $800
We are actively recruiting Spanish speaking volunteer mediators to join our team! We offer training scholarships for our Community Mediation Training and the prerequisite Conflict Management Skills Training in exchange for a year of volunteering as a mediator with our youth programs specifically. 
Triple P Workshops (English/Spanish)
Through MARCH

Various Times - see our Nonprofit Calendar
for more information.
Hospice of Santa Cruz County:
See our Nonprofit Calendar through April
Community Events | Volunteer Training
NAMI Events, Classes, and Groups
in English and Spanish
Virtual Via Zoom | Free
NAMI Family-to-Family and Peer to Peer
Extra Resources for
Remote Mental Health Support
Local Alzheimer’s Association
February - April Support and 
(English and Spanish)

Online, Live Virtual, and/or most by phone | Free
Alzheimer's National Online Education Center
Our free online courses cover dozens of topics, including Alzheimer's basics and caregiving advice. Access these online programs 24 hours a day.
Positive Discipline offers free
In-person workshops for parents/guardians
of children 0 - 6 and 6 - 11
Thursdays, February 23 - April 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
RC Family Center, Watsonville

Topics will include Parenting styles, self-esteem, joys & challenges, buy-in from children, and connection before correction. Childcare and snacks will be provided.
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