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Giving back: Montecito Bank & Trust gifts nonprofits $1 million

By   /  Monday, November 24th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Giving back: Montecito Bank & Trust gifts nonprofits $1 million

For the 12th consecutive year, Montecito Bank & Trust kicked off Thanksgiving week with $1 million in corporate gifts to regional nonprofits. Precisely 184 organizations received checks at a Nov. 24 luncheon at the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore under a program that the region’s biggest privately owned bank calls “Community Read More →

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Op/ed: Nonprofits are a powerful economic force in our region

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Nonprofits are a powerful economic force in our region

By Cynder Sinclair The nonprofit sector hires more people, holds more assets, and contributes more to our economy than most people realize. In fact, many don’t even think in terms of the “nonprofit sector.” We think about my church or my daughter’s Girl Scout troop or my mother’s nursing care facility or the local art Read More →

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Op/ed: Collaboration is the key to ending hunger in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Collaboration is the key to ending hunger in the Tri-Counties

During the past five years, Ventura County FOOD Share has gone from serving 33,000 people per month to more than 74,500 today.

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Fast Pitch SB awards $40K to nonprofits

By   /  Thursday, May 22nd, 2014  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Fast Pitch SB awards $40K to nonprofits

Santa Barbara’s first ever startup-style contest for nonprofit organizations, Fast Pitch SB, awarded $40,000 in prize money at its final round of competition at the Music Academy of the West last week. Nearly 100 initial participants were narrowed down to 20 nonprofit contestants, and on April 23, the competition’s judges selected 10 finalists. Last week, Read More →

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United Way of Ventura County CEO to retire

By   /  Monday, May 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way of Ventura County CEO to retire

David Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Ventura County since 2001, will retire in December. “Dave Smith has brought significant value to the United Way organization and Ventura County for nearly 13 years,” the group’s chairman, Thomas Cohen, said in a news release. “He will be difficult to replace.” Smith and his wife, Read More →

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As Ventura County nonprofit leaders step aside, a rare opportunity to rethink philanthropy

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on As Ventura County nonprofit leaders step aside, a rare opportunity to rethink philanthropy

Henry Dubroff

Ventura County’s nonprofit community was rocked by two departures in as many days.

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Oxnard Boys & Girls Club chief to lead national organization

By   /  Thursday, May 15th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard Boys & Girls Club chief to lead national organization

Tim Blaylock, longtime executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, is leaving the post to join the national organization, Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Blaylock has spent 12 years as the chief professional officer of the Oxnard Boys & Girls Clubs. He will now join Boys & Girls Read More →

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