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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 […]

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CNL Faces of Philanthropy: Volunteerism: Why I Serve – The rewards and challenges of nonprofit board service

November 21, 2021 – When I was twenty four, I discovered Breast Cancer Action, a national health justice nonprofit based in San Francisco. My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and BCAction helped me through the fear and pointed me to their invaluable resources. A year later, I was ready to give back and […]

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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: 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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Nevada County Faces of Philanthropy

November 15, 2021 – Happy National Philanthropy Day!  For the fifteen days starting today and ending on Giving Tuesday, we will explore Nevada County’s exceptional philanthropic culture from a range of perspectives: volunteerism, government partnership, philanthropy as a component of a well-lived life, ways of providing financial support, and partnerships with local business.  We hope […]