We are delighted to share with you that the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Center for Effective Philanthropy and Santa Barbara Foundation have partnered with The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County to offer nonprofit workshops to our region! Please see below for important details:

Workshops offered by the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Center for Effective Philanthropy:

Workshops will focus on DEI, nonprofit financial health, transitioning out of COVID-19 and so much more! Sessions will be available on a limited first-come, first serve basis. We have covered the costs for San Luis Obispo nonprofits to participate until the end of December. This partnership is a trail period for both partners and towards the end of the calendar year I’ll be reaching out to you for feedback. Monterey has requested that all inquires be directed to me, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at cassandra@cfsloco.org.

Since seating is limited please do not register unless you can attend BOTH workshops. When registering please indicate that you are a SLO participant and use code “SLO2021” to have the fee waived. To register, go here.

Workshops and resources offered by Santa Barbara Foundation:

The Santa Barbara Foundation has launched a new FREE Peer Learning Series on Organizational Wellness which you can find on their calendar of events – these are open to all nonprofits to attend. I highly recommend attending the CSI Peer Learning Convening: Organizational Wellness in Times of Transition which is an ongoing peer learning lab. The series will highlight: healthy governance, organizational culture, fiscal health and more. To learn more and register, please go to: https://www.sbfoundation.org/sbf-event/csi-peer-learning-convening-organizational-wellness-in-time-of-transition/.

Santa Barbara Foundation’s Collaboration for Social Impact has also curated an impressive catalog or resources to help individuals develop their organization and professional career. To access the resource library, go here. Please note that all in-person trainings and access to the free one-year subscription to CalNonprofits is limited to Santa Barbara County nonprofits only.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Cassandra Wagner by email at Cassandra@CFSLOCO.com or call 805-543-2323. To respect the time of our partners at the Community Foundation for Monterey County, we kindly ask that you do not contact them directly with questions.

Additional Resources and Available Data

  • The Community Reports & Data Center:  A collection of reports to help raise public awareness around needs, trends, and emerging issues in San Luis Obispo County. The reports included in the Center were curated by nonprofit community leaders to ensure that information provided is credible and accurate.

Contact Cassandra Wagner, the Foundation’s Director of Grants & Programs at Cassandra@cfsloco.org if you have any questions about eligibility, program fit, or the grantmaking program. 

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Heidi H. McPherson Chief Executive Officer (805) 543-2323