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Orfaleas to give $1M to Ventura College program

By   /  Monday, December 20th, 2010  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Orfaleas to give $1M to Ventura College program

The charitable foundations of Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea announced a $1 million donation on Dec. 20 to the Child Development Center at Ventura College, the biggest gift in the community college’s 85-year history. Early childhood education is one of the focal points of The Orfalea Foundations, which consists of two funds started by Orfalea and Read More →

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Cabrillo EDC chief to retire

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Cabrillo EDC chief to retire

Rodney Fernandez will retire at the end of the year after nearly 30 years as executive director of Cabrillo Economic Development Corp.

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Montecito Bank & Trust hands out $1M

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Montecito Bank & Trust hands out $1M

Montecito Bank & Trust bank officials handed out $1 million in checks to 163 organizations located from Solvang to Westlake Village.

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Giving more than time: Tech companies lend their skills to nonprofits

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Features, Nonprofits, Technology  /  Comments Off on Giving more than time: Tech companies lend their skills to nonprofits

When businesses think about giving back to their communities, they typically turn to giving cash or volunteering to help build houses or serve up food. But tri-county technology companies are finding they can have a big impact in just a few hours by donating their skills and expertise. In San Luis Obispo, Hathway, a Web Read More →

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Profitable merger for Noza

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Nonprofits, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Profitable merger for Noza

Noza, a Santa Barbara firm offering data to help nonprofit fundraisers, has been acquired by a South Carolina company that’s profiting handsomely from the nonprofit sector. Noza created technology that searches the Web for public information about the money that people and companies have given to charities. Fundraisers at charities and nonprofits can use that Read More →

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Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Columns, Nonprofits, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

Question: The city wants to extend a road through your property, right through a corner where several key buildings are located. What do you do? (a) Put up a fight. (b) Sell the city the land, and use the proceeds as seed money to build a new facility on your remaining property. Santa Maria-based VTC Read More →

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Hoping for

By   /  Monday, August 2nd, 2010  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Hoping for

At The Good Cookie, a new Santa Barbara bakery with its products now on the shelves at Whole Foods Market, the employees are clients of the Casa Esperanza Homeless Center. They work nights in the center’s kitchen, where they learn job skills and earn money to get themselves off the streets. The revenues support Casa Read More →