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Op/ed: Tri-county nonprofit trends to watch for in 2014

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Tri-county nonprofit trends to watch for in 2014

As one of the largest employers in the Tri-Counties and a provider of vital services, the nonprofit sector is critical to the region’s well being. Let’s look at trends nonprofits will experience in two key areas for 2014: fundraising and marketing.

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Editorial: Scholarships for the best, regardless of status

By   /  Friday, December 13th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Scholarships for the best, regardless of status

The Santa Barbara Foundation and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara have taken a bold step in no longer requiring proof of citizenship for student financial aid applicants.

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With funds and new CEO, Neighborhood Clinics turn the corner

By   /  Thursday, November 21st, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on With funds and new CEO, Neighborhood Clinics turn the corner

The struggling Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics nonprofit is narrowing its funding gap and has a strategic plan and new permanent CEO in place, putting it on track to become financially sustainable at a time when it looks to expand service to Goleta.

“Six months ago, we were in danger of closing our doors,” said Mark Palmer, president of the board.

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Investing in Main Street: Hutton Parker Foundation chief details real estate strategy

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Investing in Main Street: Hutton Parker Foundation chief details real estate strategy

When it comes to commercial real estate and investing in commercial property, Tom Parker is just about the smartest guy in any room, anywhere.

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Op/ed: The impressive health benefits of volunteering

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The impressive health benefits of volunteering

By Jean-Luc Bourdon on August 30, 2013 When I recently applied for long-term care insurance, I was surprised to be asked if I volunteer. Because I answered that I do, the insurance company asked how many hours a week I volunteer. At that point, I was very intrigued to know why it matters. Insurance companies Read More →

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Op/ed: Grow a thriving business by giving back

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Grow a thriving business by giving back

By Cynder Sinclair on August 30, 2013 Ironically, the secret to success in the for-profit world seems to be tied directly to involvement in the nonprofit sector. Thousands of nonprofits provide vital services to residents in the Tri-Counties, and people realize these organizations make our community richer for everyone. Research shows that consumers prefer to Read More →

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Leading the leaders: Institutions step up with new nonprofit management offerings

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2013  /  Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Leading the leaders: Institutions step up with new nonprofit management offerings

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