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Nonprofit News for January/February

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 February 2023, we honor Black History Month by uplifting the important work being done by local African/African Ancestry-led and -serving organizations. Thank you to the African American founding and current Members of Rise Together!
In March 2023, we honor Women's Herstory Month. The theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” recognizing women of past and present who have been active in all types of media and storytelling. Women Telling Women’s Stories: 5 Authors You Should Read Today.
In this issue: More digestible bites of information
  • Summary of Events, Workshops, and Trainings from our Nonprofit Calendar for February and March
10 Second Quiz  Answer one question:
Do major donor priorities sometimes influence
your program decisions or initiatives?
Your opinion matters.* Our insights can turn into influence. Anonymous, fast, and important! Results will appear in an upcoming newsletter. 
Here are some of the responses to "Does your nonprofit maintain and grow meaningful collaborations with other nonprofits, or operate mostly in a vacuum?"
  • Our nonprofit maintains and grows meaningful collaborations with other nonprofits
  • Lots of collaborations!
  • We have many great community partners.
  • It is essential for us to collaborate with other non-profits for our mission. We have over 100 partner agencies we work with in the county of Santa Cruz
  • We maintain meaningful collaborations with all nonprofits in Santa Cruz County.
*Answering the monthly question enters you into a random drawing every quarter for a local $25 Verve Gift Card!  
As Events and Programs start to launch in the new year (virtual, in-person, and hybrid!), Members can post on the NPC Nonprofit Calendar. Using the calendar will help avoid double booking and conflicting community happenings.

Regeneración - Pajaro Valley Climate Action
Invites you to the fifth annual bilingual
Climate of Hope Online Forum!
Artivism - Creative Action for Justice
Thursday, February 23, 4-6 pm on Zoom


United Way’s Emerging Leaders Circle
“Spread the Love” ELC LoveFEST
Thursday, February 23,  @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

The Slough Brewing Collective | Free
Join us for a fun evening to connect with other young emerging leaders, create valentines for youth, and grab a brew from the Slough Brewing Collective!
Meet and Greet with new Assembly Women
Gail Pellerin (AD28) and Dawn Addis (AD 30)
Friday, February 24th, noon -
1:30 pm, with a light lunch
Free to Members by Invitation, New Santa Cruz Community Health, Live Oak Health Center Conference Room
Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Tamale Pre-Order Fundraiser
Sunday, February 26, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

For pick up at the Watsonville Center for the Arts
The Watsonville Center for the Arts is open and filled with performing arts groups and our very own Mariposa Arts program.
UCSC Institute for Social Transformation
Solidarity and Spirituality:
Soul, Scale, Strategy in a Time of Crisis
Monday, February 27, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Zoom | Free
Join us as nationally renowned Valarie Kaur (Revolutionary Love Project) leads us through a conversation that weaves her own work as well as new works by our other speakers: The Activist Spirit: Toward a Radical Solidarity (Victor Narro, UCLA Labor Center) and Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter (Chris Benner, UCSC; Manuel Pastor, USC).
Housing Matters:
Neighbors for Neighbors Library Meet Up

Discussion with our special guest 
Elaine Johnson, Executive Director
of Housing Santa Cruz County

Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Capitola Branch Library | Free 
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Perils in Paradise: Natural Disasters
in Santa Cruz County with Gary Griggs
Thursday, March 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

London Nelson | $10
Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 12 
Join us to celebrate 11 years of Latine films
and stories at the #watsonvillefilmfestival 
We will present 12 programs in-person, plus 25 #films #online. 🥳🎬 See you at the Mello Center, Watsonville Public Library, Porter Building, and our virtual cinema March 3-12! 📌
Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley
Hoops For Health! 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Fundraiser for Watsonville Community Hospital!
Saturday, March 11, 9:00 am -
Sunday, March 12,  4:00 pm 

Callaghan Park
The deadline to register is Friday, February 25.
Visit and
sign up your team – SPACE IS LIMITED!
Senderos invites students from grade 6
to college and their families
2023 Latino Role Models Conference (LRM)
Saturday March 25, 9:00am-1:00pm

Cabrillo College, Crocker Theater
LRM features Latino college students and professionals.  The conference is conducted in Spanish with English translation.
25th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer, The Grand Finale
Saturday, March 25, 4:30 to 11:00

Chaminade Resort | $225 per person
Join SCCBG for our 25th Spring Forward Against Cancer benefiting Jacob's Heart, WomenCare, Hospice of Santa Cruz, Katz Cancer Resource Center, Teen Kitchen Project and UCSC Fellowship Program for Cancer Research.
Wine & Beer Reception, Dinner, Silent Art and Wine Auction, Dancing ~ the Joint Chiefs.
Your Future is Our Business
22nd Annual Luncheon is SOLD OUT
Friday, March 31, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
Twin Lakes Church, Aptos
Learn about all of the events/opportunities we have provided to SC County Students, Network with local orgs., Scholarship winners & more!
County Park Friends: Get Moving Mondays
Through February 27
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  

Simpkins Family Swim Center
County Park Friends
My Play Club – Family Drop-In – Visita familiar
Tuesdays, March 10 - October 24
 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LEO’s Haven at Chanticleer Park 
San Lorenzo Valley Museum
From Footpaths to the Superhighway
How Connections Shaped Scotts Valley
Presented by the Scotts Valley Historical Society
Now through September
Opening Reception, Friday, March 3, 4:00 - 7:00

San Lorenzo Valley Museum, Felton
Habitat for Humanity
of Monterey Bay
Women Build 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 8:00 am - Saturday, April 1, 5:00 pm
The build site is in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz, where we are building 11 homes for local families. Build days will be Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Volunteer shifts will be available for sign up started on Feb 20.
Mountain Community Theater
Friday, March 17 – Sunday, April 9
The story of the quintessential family reunion–a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: old age, abandonment, poverty, and death.
Jewel Theatre Company 
March 29 thru April 23, 2023

Colligan Theater, Santa Cruz

As a door slams in 1879 Norway, a young wife and mother leaves behind her family, freeing herself from the shackles of traditional societal constraints. Now, 15 years later, that same door opens to reveal Nora, a changed woman with an incredibly awkward favor to ask the people whom she abandoned. 

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