"... through our Fiscal Sponsor, ACTION Council of Monterey County ."

Welcome to the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County

Our mission is to increase the capacity and collective power of the nonprofit industry for the benefit of all people in Monterey County.

What is NAMC?

Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County (NAMC) is an unincorporated membership organization governed by Core Leadership, a 10 to 15-member group elected annually and representing the range of key actors in the nonprofit industry. NAMC strives to develop and implement programs that encourage its members to work collaboratively and support one another, that improve the internal operations and structures of nonprofit organizations, and that speak to the larger community about the critical role of the nonprofit industry in society.

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Read our past newsletters. 


NAMC featured in Carmel Magazine (download here)

2014 Impact Study Article

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​Read what our members are saying…


International School of Monterey with their awards at 2016 Nonprofit Award Celebration.

4th Annual Nonprofit Award Celebration

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2017, 8 - 10 AM

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa, Monterey

Join us at the 2017 Nonprofit Awards Celebration, in recognition of the collective impact of the non-profit sector. Hosted by the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County, the event will honor unsung staff heroes and outstanding organizations in the nonprofit community. Come enjoy a gourmet breakfast, network with your colleagues and be inspired!

Nominate an Outstanding Nonprofit HERE

Nominate an Unsung Hero HERE

Register Now to attend on Sept. 22!

Contact Paulette Lynch  or Sue Parris about sponsorship opportunities, program ads or table reservations.


Feeling Groovy

Thanks to the Monterey Museum of Art for hosting NAMC's Summer of Love Mixer at their beautiful Pacific Street building. All who attended enjoyed the "Who Shot Monterey Pop" photography exhibition, as well as the delicious food from Nicole's Catering and music from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. A highlight was the welcome by Stuart Chase, new MMoA ED, who talked about the importance of community connection, and the Museum's plans for Year of the Woman in 2018. It was a fun event! If you missed it this year, we hope to see you next time.

 Volunteer Management Network 

Thanks to all who who attended the May meeting: Volunteer Recruitment: Setting the Stage

To receive a notice about the next workshop, please email tishsammon(at)

Co-sponsored by NAMC and Center for Nonprofit Excellence.


Legislative Update - March 1, 2017

A Case of Uncertainty: The 2017 California State Budget 

Our thanks to CalNonprofits and CA Policy Forum for a thought-provoking livestream broadcast, and to the staff representatives of Anna Caballero, Anthony Cannella, Bill Monning and Mark Stone for fielding Q&A.

Thanks to all who attended the 2016 Nonprofit Awards Celebration

See a summary of nominees, awardees and sponsors here.

Enjoy photos from the event here.

Download digital full-page ad from the Monterey Herald here.


Making Our Voices Heard: Nonprofits and the Elections Process

Sept. 21
Thanks to all who attended this interesting and informative event.

2016 Public Policy Update

May 11, 2016  at the Monterey County Bar Association

Download a summary of the event HERE


How to Have a Thriving Volunteer Program:  Recruiting, Retaining and Appreciating Volunteers

was presented to a sold-out crowd on February 29. Our gratitude to panelists Angélica Chavez of Monterey County EnLACE program, Veronica Miramonte of Restorative Justice Partnership, and Natalia Molina of Monterey Bay Aquarium for sharing their experience and insights. It was evident that there is interest and need for ongoing discussion and networking for Volunteer Management professionals. Download Part I of the slide presentation hereClick here for Part II.


For the Common Good  2014

Report on the Impact of Nonprofits on Monterey County 2014



The 2014 Nonprofit Impact study identified a number of social, economic, political, environmental and legal trends. NAMC has presented a series of brown bag lunch meetings where some of the key trends were discussed. So far,  sessions have focused on demographic trends, with presenters Jesse Herrera and Dr. Ignacio Navarro, and technology trends, with presenters Luis Alvarez of Alvarez Technology Group and Jacob Martinez of Digital Nest.

See Dr. Ignacio's presentation on demographic trends here.

See Jesse Herrera's presentation "The Times They are a Changing" here.