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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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NAMC featured in Carmel Magazine (download here)

2014 Impact Study Article

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September 21,  Noon - 2 PM at Community Foundation Salinas office

Making Our Voices Heard: Nonprofits and the Elections Process

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2016 Annual Nonprofit Awards

September 29, 2016  8 - 10 AM

at the Hyatt Regency Monterey

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Nominations are Now Open

Enter your nominations online,  to honor: 1) specific nonprofits that have demonstrated significant impact, effectiveness and/or innovation for the nonprofit agency award; and 2) the unsung heroes, who have worked creatively and tirelessly on the staffs of nonprofit organizations in Monterey County. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 26, 2016.

Nominate an organization HERE

Nominate a staff member HERE

Download a Sponsorship Packet HERE

Table Host opportunities  and program ad spaces are also available. For more information, contact Paulette Lynch, Event Co-Chair.


Thanks to all who attended the

2016 Public Policy Update

May 11, 2016  Noon - 2 PM

at the Monterey County Bar Association

Download a summary of the event HERE



Volunteer Management Roundtable

A Brown-Bag Lunch Meeting and Discussion

Thursday June 30, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Featuring Guet Speaker Karen Delaney, Santa Cruz County Volunteer Center, this workshop is follow-up to NAMC's very successful Volunteer Panel in February. An opportunity for further networking and connection among the intrepid individuals who are charged with managing volunteers. A key objective will be to brainstorm ideas for establishing an ongoing networking group. Co-sponsored by Center for Nonprofit Excellence. See notes from this presentation.


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.

NAMC's 2nd Annual  Nonprofit Awards Celebration was held Thursday, December 3, 2015  at the Hyatt Regency, Monterey,  California. Congratulations to all of the winners! Enjoy photos from the event on NAMC's Gallery page. Download the Nominee and Sponsor list.



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.