OVERVIEW

GUESTS

Staff and board members from 501c(3)nonprofit organizations and foundations serving Santa Barbara County community members are invited to register. Independent consultants currently serving Santa Barbara County nonprofits are also welcome.

To help broaden perspectives and collaborative opportunities at PFE 2020, organizations are invited to register up to four (4) persons.
You are encouraged to diversify your registrants, and the PFE convening, by including persons from two or more county locations (north/mid/south), as well as representatives from foundation leadership, programs, community outreach/advocacy, executive/development, or board members. 

Language Access

Due to logistical complexities at the outdoor venue, language interpretation services cannot be provided at this year’s event.

OUTDOOR ELEMENTS

This year’s program will be a full day outdoors at The Alisal Ranch. While we hope for the standard beautiful weather for this time of year, please plan ahead to be outside. This private venue has dirt roads and paths which are subject to impacts of weather. Participants will move across uneven and unpredictable terrain throughout the day. The program will involve periods of standing, sitting in folding chairs/picnic benches, hayrides in open trailers, and walking/hiking around the ranch. Participants may be exposed to sun, wind, cold/warm and changing temperatures, limited shade, insect life, uneven surfaces and other natural elements. We strongly recommend the following: 

 

  • Dress in warm layers that can be easily taken off and put back on throughout the day
  • Wear sturdy, close toed, flat shoes
  • Bring: a hat and/ or sunglasses for sun protection, a small, closeable bag/backpack for your belongings; and a reusable mug for hot/cold beverages throughout the day (or opt- in for PFE mug at registration)

 

Sunscreen and insect repellent will be provided. If you have questions about the nature of this program or to make an ADA request, please contact the production team in advance at pfe@nprnsb.org. We are happy to speak with you and all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate participants.

Barring a severe weather event at The Alisal Ranch, the PFE program will proceed rain, fog or shine. In the event of a declared weather emergency, PFE will be rescheduled to May 7, 2020 with the same schedule and transportation. Your registration(s) will automatically transfer to the alternate weather date.

PFE Registration: $110

Registration fees include roundtrip communal transportation, hayrides to Sycamore Grove program  site from Alisal Ranch parking area, full day program, networking opportunities with 250+ attendees, program materials, as well as breakfast, farm-to-table lunch, and afternoon networking refreshments.

Registration may be completed online by credit card. Payment is required at the time of registration. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order of payments received. Registration confirmation will be sent by email. For alternate payment options, please contact the Registration Coordinator: pfe@nprnsb.org.

Scholarships

By generosity of The Foundation Roundtable sponsors, a limited number of scholarships are available for financial need and community access.
Scholarship application deadline is Friday, March 19, 2020. Scholarship awards will be announced by Friday March 27, 2020.

See Scholarship Application here.

Volunteers

We’ll need an energetic team to help support Partnership for Excellence 2020. Inquire about volunteering now.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

All refunds will be processed via check, not by credit card. No credits are available and no refund approvals after April 3, 2020. Requests received by the deadline will be confirmed by email and processed for full refund after April 22, 2020. Refunds are not available for weather nor PFE rescheduled date.
To cancel your registration and request a refund, please complete the Request Refund form below. 

As with any outdoor venue, weather is not entirely predictable. Barring a severe weather event at The Alisal Ranch, the PFE program will proceed rain, fog or shine. In the event of a declared weather emergency, PFE will be rescheduled on May 7, 2020 with the same schedule and transportation. In this unusual case, your registration(s) will automatically transfer to the alternate weather date. Please understand, no refunds are available for weather conditions nor the alternate weather date. We encourage you to save both dates: April 22 and May 7 as you plan for PFE.

Request a Refund