Digital Storytelling in Fundraising

This webinar is offered by NTEN. Visit their website for full details and to register. In this course, you’ll learn how to use multi-channel storytelling to compel your audiences to engage in your mission with you rather than watching you after the fact. You’ll learn how to master turning even the most day-to-day tasks of your organization into compelling narratives or behind-the-scenes...

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Communications Network Virtual Conference – V

This event is offered by Communications Network. Visit their website for full details and to register. Communications Network will gather 9/23-9/25 at “V” – the virtual conference to connect, gather, and inform our field. They are bringing communicators together so we can navigate these challenging times and re-imagine a better world—online.  Join 2,000 other folks online for 3 days of...

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Ethical Storytelling

This webinar is offered by SVCN. Visit their website for full details and to register. Storytelling opportunities can engage donors by explaining a CBO’s mission, vision, values, and services. At the same time, attempting to tell eye-catching stories can lead nonprofits down a slippery slope of sensationalism and stereotypes. This session by Anita Varma offers a set of ethical principles and practices to help...

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $2.9 Million

VTC Covid 19 Relief

As Monterey County residents, nonprofits and businesses adapt to shifting conditions, the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s (CFMC) COVID-19 Relief Fund is providing critical funding for food, housing, mental health and operations to Monterey County nonprofits. From its launch March 16 through July 28, the CFMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund granted $2,973,762 in 126 grants to nonprofits serving vulnerable individuals and...

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We Didn’t Listen Closely Enough to African American Outcry

By Birt Johnson Jr., Chair and Dan Baldwin, President & CEO, Community  Community Foundation for Monterey County This Guest Commentary appeared in The Monterey Herald June 6, 2020  The emergence of COVID-19 created a profound public health and economic crisis, both locally and worldwide. The Community Foundation for Monterey County established the COVID-19 Relief Fund in response and granted $2.3 million...

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ComNet Monterey Bay – Examining Our Values Relating to Racial Justice

Join members of the Communications Network, Monterey Bay chapter as we consider our messaging, principles and values centered around racial justice. Dr. Clarence B. Jones, speechwriter for Martin Luther King and civil rights leader held a ComNet virtual discussion  noting that communicators are central to perceptions of race and social justice. He urged members of ComNet, which he called the...

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