Grant Center Update: The Tuohy Foundation grant is due by September 15th

Tuohy Foundation Resources The Alice Tweed Foundation is an independent foundation established in 1956. It supports organizations in the Santa Barbara that promote young people and that provide outstanding opportunities for performance, growth, and creativity. Funding priority is generally given to nonprofit organizations in the Santa Barbara area that serve young people, educational institutions, selected […]

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Local Leader Spotlight: Corby Gage

Nonprofit Resource Network of Santa Barbara County is proud to announce the launch of our Local Leader Spotlight Series. These spotlights aim to recognize and showcase standout individuals for their commitment to our social sector. Today we are featuring Corby Gage, who has spent nearly 25 years helping local workers realize their dream of homeownership […]

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Local Leader Spotlight: Anthony Carroccio

Nonprofit Resource Network of Santa Barbara County is proud to announce the launch of our Local Leader Spotlight Series. These spotlights aim to recognize and showcase standout individuals for their commitment to our social sector. Today we are featuring Anthony Carroccio, Executive Director, Organic Soup Kitchen. Organic Soup Kitchen (OSK) is an 8-year-old 501(c)3 non-profit […]

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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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