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Participate in Giving Local Tuesday on December 1, 2015 to Kick Off Your Holiday Giving Season



On Tuesday, December 1, north coast nonprofit organizations are coming together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. NorCAN is participating in "Giving Tuesday," a national movement to kick off the holiday giving season by encouraging charitable activities that support nonprofits, with a special emphasis on "Giving Local." Your organization can participate by:

  • Asking your donors to share why they give and sharing their answers on social media
  • Using the Giving Local Tuesday logo on your website or social media
  • Looking for ideas and videos on the national Giving Tuesday website






Beth Matsumoto Wins NorCAN's 2015 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award

Congratulations to Beth Matsumoto, co-Executive Director with Housing Humboldt, for being selected as the recipient of NorCAN's 2015 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award!!! The NorCAN nonprofit network is thankful for your dedication to our region and deeply appreciates your collaborative leadership. 

















Successful Boards, Sustainable Organizations: A Guide to Nonprofit Board Tools

Bobbie Good is a graduate of Humboldt State University’s Masters of Social Work Program as of May 2015. She has a strong passion for board governance and has been involved with both nonprofit and for profit boards. Hbobbie_good.jpger involvement started 17 years ago when she was a student representative on a nonprofit board and today she serves on the board of the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction. 

Bobbie’s Masters Project was to create a guide and templates for use by local nonprofit boards to assist them with the creation and modification of their own board tools including manuals, bylaws, and orientations. One of her mentors for this project was Byrd Lochtie, facilitator of NorCAN’s Board Leadership Roundtables, with whom she co-facilitated the May 2015 roundtable where she presented her project to a group of 22 nonprofit board members.

pdf You can download her guide Successful Boards, Sustainable Organizations: A Guide to Nonprofit Board Tools by clicking here.

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