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Pause and Connect – A Morning for Nonprofit Executives

August 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00 AM – Noon (coffee and refreshments available at 8:45)
Harden Foundation, 1636 Ercia Street, Salinas
Comfortable attire recommended.
Registration fees on a sliding scale based on organization budget size:
$20 – budgets of up to $299K
$35 – budgets of $300-699K
$50 – budgets of $700K or greater


This gathering is designed for local nonprofit Executive Directors and senior leaders seeking personal and professional renewal. Participants will have an opportunity to develop connections with fellow executives and step away from the office in a restorative setting. Offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

  • Time for reflection in a restorative setting
  • Engage in discussion with fellow executives
  • Explore tools for leadership resilience and receive support for ongoing self-care

Session Details

This session will include a discussion and guided meditation led by Marianne Rowe, MS, LMFT of the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio. Pausing to find the “eye of the hurricane” amid the swirl can help bring greater well-being, clarity and presence into the next step, conversation or endeavor.

Marianne Rowe has been studying and practicing meditation since 1996. As founder of the Mindful Education Project, she has been teaching mindfulness to children, youth, and adults since 2007. Marianne also teaches courses in mindful relating and facilitates retreats to develop mindful awareness as an essential part of the creative process. In private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1986, Marianne focuses on healing, transformation and evolution through awareness and connection.


The 2017 CNE Nonprofit Survey showed that both established and emerging leaders noted a decline in their ability to balance work with other aspects of life and saw room for improvement to address the bigger challenges they face. This event builds on the Nonprofit Executive Retreat offered in February 2018. Access resources from the Retreat: www.cfmco.org/resources?target=executive-directors

Cancellation Policy:

Notice of cancellation must be received in writing (email or fax) by the Community Foundation at least two full working days prior to the workshop. Scholarship organizations must attend all parts of a multi-session series or they will be invoiced. In the case of a scholarship recipient no-show, the individual may be invoiced if written cancellation is not received within two working days.


August 10, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Harden Foundation
1636 Ercia Street