All posts by Anita Crawley

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.