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Abuse survivor advocates for cause

By   /  Monday, February 1st, 2010  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Abuse survivor advocates for cause

Tracy Sanginiti didn’t look like the kind of woman who would  be pushed around. Young and sharp, she was the catering director at a hotel in Northern California and the breadwinner of her household. To outsiders, her future looked bright — but her life had a much darker side to it.   “I wore a Read More →

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Social Venture Partners debuts as nonprofit, business collaboration

By   /  Monday, November 9th, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Social Venture Partners debuts as nonprofit, business collaboration

Some of the most prominent members of Santa Barbara’s business community are banding together to make an investment in the area’s nonprofit sector through a new Santa Barbara initiative called Social Venture Partners. Members of the area’s nonprofit and business sectors spoke about their new collaboration at a press conference at the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Read More →

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Taking a step back

By   /  Monday, November 2nd, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Taking a step back

Sometimes you just need a break from saving the world. Or, as Sigrid Wright, assistant director at the Community Environmental Council in Santa Barbara, explains, “Sometimes you just need to be able to go into a room for two days and not have to solve a problem.” That’s what Courage to Lead, a new Santa Read More →

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Aid when bills shouldn

By   /  Monday, November 2nd, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Aid when bills shouldn

As if raising a child with cancer isn’t tough enough, thousands of families over the past year have found  it’s even tougher when the economy starts to crumble. It’s an issue that also falls into the national debate over universal health care, but for now, one private organization in the Tri-Counties has decided to take Read More →

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Brooks teams with film fest

By   /  Monday, August 3rd, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Brooks teams with film fest

Ojai’s film festival has not rested on the success of last year’s events but has instead spent time making friends with its neighbors in Ventura. The newly named Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival recently announced its partnership with Brooks Institute in Ventura — a collaboration that organizers believe will create more space for moviegoers to watch Read More →

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Nonprofits fight to save events

By   /  Monday, August 3rd, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Nonprofits fight to save events

Hearing wedding bells? Not if you’re on agricultural land in San Luis Obispo County. Some of the county’s economic sectors, such as the wedding industry and nonprofits, could receive a lethal blow as officials examine new legislation that would heavily regulate commercial events. The county is considering adopting an events ordinance that would nearly eliminate Read More →

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Botanic Garden

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Botanic Garden

It’s been a memorable year for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, partly for the wrong reasons. Less revenue and a budget shortfall were its initial worries, but severe damage from the Jesusita Fire added grief. Now the popular tourist attraction in the hills above Santa Barbara faces new struggles — yet it also sees new Read More →

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