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What We're Reading: June Edition

Things To Do: June Edition

Got a bad case of FOMO? Check out our list of featured upcoming events to see what's happening. 

11-June

Santa Cruz Derby Girls Bout - Organic Panic vs. Redwood Rebels!

http://www.santacruzderbygirls.org/events/upcoming-events/537-2016-june-11-bout

 

14-June

Developing Brand Champions – Learning in Action

http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-Mar-Com-Meetup-nonprofit-education-charity/events/231367315/

 

15-June

YNPNCC Summer Mixer at NuBo

https://www.facebook.com/events/474140069458588/

 

16-June

Building a Resiliency Plan for Your Nonprofit (CNE)

http://www.cfmco.org/event/building-a-resiliency-plan-for-your-nonprofit-cne/

 

17-June

Barbara Boxer - The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life

http://www.santacruz.org/events/index.php?evtid=8677

 

17-June

3rd Friday Festival: Changemakers

https://www.facebook.com/events/1067678036630729/

 

18-June

Ebb & Flow River Arts Festival

http://www.artscouncilsc.org/ebb-flow/

 

21-June

The Art of the Ask with Kathleen Bennett

http://afpsiliconvalley.afpnet.org/event/EventDetail.cfm?EventID=165182

 

21-June

AFP Monterey Bay Summer Fundraising Summit 2016

http://afpmontereybay.org/summer-summit-2016/

 

22-June

Budgeting for Programs, Grants and the Organization

http://www.cfscc.org/AboutUs/News/ViewArticle/tabid/96/ArticleId/136/Budgeting-for-Programs-Grants-and-the-Organization-June-22-2016.aspx

 

22-June

Books & Brews: Erika Swyler at Discretion Brewery

http://www.santacruz.org/events/index.php?evtid=8676

 

23 - June

Creating a Workable Fundraising Plan (with Kim Klein)

http://www.cfscc.org/AboutUs/News/ViewArticle/tabid/96/ArticleId/117/Creating-a-Workable-Fundraising-Plan-with-Kim-Klein-2016.aspx

 

25-June

Walnut Avenue Strawberry Festival (to benefit Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center programs)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1714369352135264/

 

7-July

Wharf to Wharf

http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/9333/30?curm=7&cury=2016

 

15-July

3rd Friday Festival: Race through Time

https://www.facebook.com/events/1154634991222762/

 

6-August

Stuff the Bus

https://www.facebook.com/events/533664390151076/

 

14-Sept

Basic Grant Proposal Writing

http://www.cfscc.org/AboutUs/News/ViewArticle/tabid/96/ArticleId/122/Basic-Grant-Proposal-Writing-Sept-14-2016.aspx

 

9-Oct

Open Streets Santa Cruz

https://www.facebook.com/events/1040682099326961/

Jobs, jobs, jobs: June Edition

Looking for that next big break in your career? Our fresh list of leads has you covered.

Counseling

Mental Health Physician/Group Facilitator (Encompass)

Overnight Campus Supervisor (Homeless Services Center)

Facilitator (Imagine Supportive Living Services)

Counselor/Supervisor at El Dorado Center (Encompass)

Counselor Casa Pacific (Encompass)

Senior Manager for Behavioral Health/Supportive Housing (Encompass)

Administrative

Executive Director (Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries)

Assistant to CEO (Community Bridges)

Administrative Manager (El Pajaro Community Development Corporation)

Programs

Director of Community Programs (Second Harvest Food Bank)

Programs Director (Monarch Services)

Environmental Programs Specialist (UCSC)

Program Assistant (UCSC Extension)

Program Coordinator-Allied Health (Cabrillo College)

Program Specialist (Cabrillo College)

Development

Grants Manager (Second Harvest Food Bank)

Development Associate

Communications

Communications Manager (Encompass)

Events

Director of Special Events Office (UCSC)

Leadership Message: June

Hey all you daring developers of community, rabble-rousing movement builders, and barrier breaking moment makers,

Year-end grant reporting and budget reconciling got you wishing you could go back in time?

Political babble pumping you up? Or pushing you down?

Commencement speech season got you daydreaming about all the ways you should have spent all that tuition money?

If that old June gloom has got you down, we’ve got the perfect temporary cure. A gaggle of us will be kvetching up at New Bohemia Brewing Company on 41st Avenue 5:30 Wed. June 15th, and we hope you’ll join the party.      

Are we the only ones who’ve been thinking lately about bullshit and truth and how it applies to our work in the nonprofit sector? Harry Frankfurt calls bullshit,  “Not a matter of concealing the truth, but a matter of manipulating the listener, if the truth will do, that’s fine, and if the truth won’t do, that’s also fine.”

Are you able to resist that insidious urge to bullshit, given funders to kowtow to, donors to impress, and volunteers to encourage? Truly, who’s going to know if you stretch the truth, fudge the numbers some, or project today where you hope to be in 6 months?

As we enter fiscal year-end season for many, we’re encouraged by the reminder that the truth trumps bullshit. Call us hopeless over-sharers, but what good is it obscuring cold, hard reality, even with the people holding the purse strings?

“I think a world without bullshit would be more interesting...we would have the fascination and wonderment of reality, and in that way I think the world would be much better off.” -Harry Frankfurt

So whether it’s on the campaign trail, on the dog-and-pony tour, or in that grant report narrative, here’s to resisting and rejecting that substitute for the truth, wherever we find it. Looking ahead, we hope to explore this topic in part with foundation representatives when we pull together our next career development workshop in September.

Until next time, stay decent,

YNPN Central Coast

-PS Millennials- Got 10 min. to shape the future of local volunteerism and giving? Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County needs your no-bullshit answers on this survey. What community resources for volunteerism and giving serve you best? What messages resonate with you? How can the Volunteer Center better meet your need to find the right opportunity to give back. Go on and give 'em a piece of your mind.