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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Philanthropy- The Big Show

November 30, 2021 – This is it!  The big show! Today is #GivingTuesday.  We hope that this will be a day where you dig a little deeper than usual to support your favorite philanthropic efforts and your community. According to SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League), “Nonprofits are a key component of Nevada County’s civic life…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Can You Function Without Power?

Many in our community have invested in whole-home or whole-office generators or have at least implemented power outage plans over the last couple years as outages due to weather and fire safety shut offs have become the norm. Let’s be honest: The uncertainty of knowing if, when and for how long a power outage will…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: We’re all in it Together

November 27, 2021 – Small Business Saturday is a day to throw our support behind our local businesses and to recognize the unique contribution of small business to our quality of life and to the economy.  At the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, in addition to recognizing that most local nonprofits are themselves small businesses, we…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Giving Gifts of Hope

You may hold a philanthropic organization close to your heart throughout your lifetime.  You might sustain it with your time and your money, and at end of life, your absence will leave an unfillable void. In this article we will share with you how a gift from your estate, trust, or retirement fund might provide…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Giving – You Make the Difference

November 23, 2021 – Ever wonder why nonprofit organizations need support from individuals like you and me?  Don’t most of them receive grants or public funding?  The truth is, only a small number of nonprofit organizations receive grants and public dollars, and an even smaller number of organizations run completely on grants and public funding. …

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Volunteerism: Connecting People to Passions – Connecting Point’s Volunteer Hub

November 22, 2021 – Though the pandemic initially curtailed some local volunteer opportunities, the need for volunteers is greater now than ever. This was echoed by local nonprofit organizations at a recent Community Support Network of Nevada County Partner Meeting, where attendees shared: “Volunteer enrollment is our largest barrier, especially male volunteers.”“COVID-19 has made recruiting…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy – Volunteerism: The Philanthropy of You

November 20, 2021 – Philanthropy is “the desire to promote the welfare of others.” We often equate philanthropy with monetary gifts, but the gift of a volunteer’s time and expertise is just as critical to our nonprofit and community benefit organizations.  In fact, without volunteers, our local philanthropic organizations would be diminished or, in many…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Nonprofits Pivot and Flex

November 19, 2021 – The COVID lockdowns were, in many ways, a tale of two crises.  For some, the days were marked by loneliness and isolation – there was nowhere to go, no family to visit, no friends to see.  For others, there was overwhelm – some jobs became more dangerous and required strict new…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Stepping Up and Stepping In

November 18, 2021 – While many of us viewed COVID as a crisis to survive, our nonprofit community heard a clarion call.  As days turned into weeks and the number of people in need grew, our ‘front line’ health and human service organizations found themselves expanding programs and services, while stretching to identify and address…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Partners For Good

November 17, 2021 – Our nonprofit community serves an important role in partnership with the Nevada County government to deliver direct services to community members.  This relationship grew substantially in the recovery after the Great Recession when the County embarked on a strategy to contract with community-based organizations to deliver direct services, particularly in the…

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Raising The Philanthropic Tide

Over the past 18 months, the world has experienced a crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes.  For many, it was an experience of isolation and fear.  In contrast, those of us involved with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership were inspired by what happens when a community faces a crisis with a unified mission. The words of…

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