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Update April 2013

By April 8, 2013No Comments

New Round of Grants

The West Marin Fund is pleased to announce a second round of small grants that focuses on youth engagement through service in communities.  We’ve speeded up the application and grants process to get grants to award winners in time for summer projects at school’s end.  The grants will be announced by May 15.

Guidelines for this grants process are here: Youth Engagement Guidelines

And the application is here: Youth Engagement Grant Application


Grant News

The West Marin Fund  is pleased to see our first round of grants getting into the field — helping 28 non-profits increase their fund-raising capacity. Some organizations are hiring consultants to mentor their staff and board of directors in fundraising.  Others are updating their websites or databases, and others plan events that bring attention and funds to their work.

The grants ranged from Bolinas in the south to Tomales in the north, and from $600. to $4000.  We look forward to seeing more professional and improved fund-raising capabilities in the year to come.


Another Confab, May 7

The West Marin Fund really enjoys hosting these opportunities for non-profits to get together in shared learning and networking.  It’s one thing that non-profits say they need more of – a chance to learn from colleagues working on similar issues.  The camaraderie weaves a stronger fabric of connection and the delight helps refresh our commitment to service.

MAY 7:  Two workshops and a reception!

The Fund invites West Marin non-profit leadership (staff and board members) to another ConFab.  This one features two workshops to choose between

Workshop 1:  Creating a Smart Phone Video: Energizing websites and Facebook pages in 10 minutes flat.
Allen Bronstein, award-winning producer/director offering a tutorial about why and how, with hands-on experience…and a competition down the road!  (fact: Websites without videos hold visitors about 48 seconds.  WITH video:  6 minutes!)

Workshop 2:  What Every Board Member Should Know
Consultant Carol Friedman, in a new version of her last acclaimed session. This one’s to help board members support staff and organizations with clearer knowledge about board roles and responsibilities.

Plus a reception afterwards to meet, greet, and share stories, wine and snacks.

RSVP Required: