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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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Ventura County Red Cross seeks LEED

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Red Cross seeks LEED

With its environmentally friendly new headquarters, the American Red Cross of Ventura County is now the first chapter in the country to go green. “Operating green allows the Red Cross to provide for our clients in a variety of ways,” said Chris Johnson, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Ventura County. “Aside Read More →

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Planting the seeds of success

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Planting the seeds of success

With spring here and planting season in many places just around the corner, I came across a garden plan that you might consider this year. • First, plant three rows of peas: passion, performance and persistence. • Then three rows of squash: squash gossip, squash indifference and squash criticism. • There should be three rows Read More →

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Casa Serena celebrates 50 years of miracles

By   /  Saturday, January 31st, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Casa Serena celebrates 50 years of miracles

Posters that read “Don’t leave before the miracle” hang throughout the walls of Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena. For those who enter the nonprofit’s doors, the miracle is a recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. It has been 50 years since Casa Serena opened its doors to offer a safe haven and support system for recovering Read More →

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Give until it zooks! – Online fundraiser helps region

By   /  Saturday, January 31st, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Give until it zooks! – Online fundraiser helps region

Even if givezooks! didn’t exactly coin the term “social fundraising,” the company is at least looking to revolutionize the concept. A Santa Barbara-based Internet startup, givezooks! is using the power of social networking tools to transform the way nonprofits and other grassroots campaigns fundraise and connect with donors. “Social fundraising, as we call it, is Read More →

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Financial promoter – Advancing young entrepreneurship

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2008  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Financial promoter – Advancing young entrepreneurship

The right speaker can transform an event, and two tri-county groups are working to harness the power of oratory to help nonprofit groups. Santa Barbara-based Catalyst offers a lecture series on financial literacy and entrepreneurship, targeting young professionals as its audience. Catalyst sells tickets to the events, and 100 percent of the ticket sales go Read More →

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