Michelle Howard and Heather Stevenson, partners at The Write Team, bring you the Santa Barbara Grant Center

By Heather Stevenson About six years ago Michelle and I were sitting having coffee at Java Station, having just been introduced by a mutual friend because we are both grant writers. We chatted about some shared challenges, and quickly bonded over the nuances of grant writing–from limited character counts to complex grant guidelines. We celebrated […]

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Part IV: Santa Barbara Businesses Give Back to the Community

Part IV: Santa Barbara Businesses Give Back to the Community Pacific Coast Business Times & InAlliance Financial Planning Over the course of the last month, NPRN has been shining a light on a handful of business-nonprofit partnerships developing out of the Business Giving Roundtable to share with our members the varied methods companies are using […]

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Part III: Santa Barbara Businesses Give Back to the Community

Noozhawk, Aera Energy, Accountix, and Bacara Resort and Spa Over the course of the next month, NPRN will be shining a light on a handful of business-nonprofit partnerships developing out of the Business Giving Roundtable to show the varied methods companies are using to infuse philanthropic giving into their business models, as well as how […]

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Part II: Santa Barbara Businesses Give Back to the Community

Santa Barbara Businesses Give Back to the Community: Venoco, Santa Barbara, and Dean Axelrod, Edward Jones Over the course of the next month, NPRN will be shining a light on a handful of business-nonprofit partnerships developing out of the Business Giving Roundtable to show the varied methods companies are using to infuse philanthropic giving into their […]

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Part I: Santa Barbara Businesses Give Back to Community

Over the course of the next month, NPRN will be shining a light on a handful of business-nonprofit partnerships developing out of the Business Giving Roundtable to show the varied methods companies are using to infuse philanthropic giving into their business models, as well as how nonprofits benefit big when they do. Santa Barbara Businesses […]

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Navigating Working Together

By Former Orfalea Foundation President, Lois Mitchell “Disruption” is my middle name. I admit to being demanding and a troublemaker. Why? At the Orfalea Foundation over the last 15 years I’ve been encouraged constantly to improve the status quo. However, does wealth entitle people to “dictate with dollars”? I knew we brought value beyond our money, but also […]

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A Place to Find Help: Samantha’s Story

Is your agency listed with 2-1-1? Santa Barbara County’s 2-1-1 and NPRN are encouraging all local health and human service providers to participate in 2-1-1. Santa Barbara County 2-1-1 receives thousands of calls a year from people in need. A recent call from “Samantha” illustrates how 2-1-1 connects our community to available resources: Samantha’s son […]

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Get Out of Your Mind to Be Fully Engaged at Work

Jay Fields, Author, educator, facilitator Workshop presenter: Out of Your Mind: Mindfulness in Action Every human being wants to be able to be themselves no matter where they are. No one wants to shut the door behind them at work in the morning and become merely a role, a title, or a diminished version of themselves. […]

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Finding Solace: SB County 2-1-1 Helpline

This month NPRN and Santa Barbara County 2-1-1 are partnering on a “Community Connections” campaign to encourage all local health and human service providers to list their programs with 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 Helpline receives thousands of calls a year from people in need.  A recent call from “John” illustrates how 2-1-1 helps our community: A […]

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Santa Barbara County 2-1-1 and NPRN Launch “Community Connections Campaign”

Partnership will encourage NPRN members to add local programs and resources to 2-1-1 database NPRN and Santa Barbara County 2-1-1 are launching a month- long “Community Connections Campaign” to encourage health and human service providers to list their programs with the 2-1-1 Helpline. Beginning today, the NPRN website will feature information about the 2-1-1 Helpline […]

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Grant Sage: End of year grant opportunities

The Grant Sage — September The last quarter of the (calendar) year brings with it some excellent opportunities for grant seekers: Santa Barbara Foundation: Due October 5 The Santa Barbara Foundation is offering a small-grants program to support habitat and ecosystem restoration, land conservation, and innovative practices to increase sustainability in agriculture and the local […]

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Grant Sage #3: Grant Reporting

By Sheba Laser Lux The past two editions of The Grant Sage focused on local and regional grantors, grant-seeking strategies, and funding opportunities. One of the most significant aspects of the grant-seeking process actually happens after grant funding been secured: Grant reporting is much more than a chance to demonstrate to a funder what was […]

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