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Training Materials from Kern Alliance of Nonprofits Jan. 2018 Workshop Available

Please click on this link to access the slides from Brown Armstrong’s presentation delivered on Jan. 10, 2018, titled “Understanding Financial Reports: P&L’s, Balance Sheets, Cashflows.” This is Part 2 of a three-part training series called Silver Lining, which is designed to strengthen local nonprofits in their budgeting, fiscal transparency and financial reporting capabilities.

Access useful financial reporting examples/templates by clicking here.

Training Materials from Kern Alliance of Nonprofits Dec. 2017 Workshop Available

Please click on this link to access the slides from Brown Armstrong’s presentation delivered on Dec. 13, 2017, titled “Building a Budget: Pulling Information, Keeping it Real, Staying on Track.” This is Part 1 of a three-part training series called Silver Lining, which is designed to strengthen local nonprofits in their budgeting, fiscal transparency and financial reporting capabilities.

Funds Available to Support Kern County’s Victims and Survivors of the Las Vegas Tragedy

The Day of Remembrance Fund at Kern Community Foundation was established to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed by Kern County residents to support Kern County victims of the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our goal is to provide resources in a responsible and efficient way. To begin the eligibility process, we are asking Kern County residents who are victims and survivors of the Las Vegas tragedy to provide general contact information using our online automated platform. Once the information is submitted, we will provide individuals with the protocols governing the distribution of resources.

Click on this link to access our online platform. All contact information must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Nominate Women/Young Women Worthy of The Judi McCarthy Women’s Philanthropy Award by February 26!

The Women’s and Girls’ Fund of Kern Community Foundation is asking the community to nominate women over 21, and girls ages 16 to 21, for The 2018 Judi McCarthy Women’s Philanthropy Award between now and February 26. The namesake for this prestigious award that honors women and girls who are committed to improving the lives of Kern County residents through their giving and leadership, is Judi McCarthy, a well-known local philanthropist and a founding member of The Women’s and Girls’ Fund of Kern Community Foundation.

The awards selection committee will review all nominations and select the 2018 recipient in early March. One award in each category will be presented at the Women’s & Girls’ Fund Annual Luncheon scheduled for May 2, 2018. The committee is responsible for the final selection. (In the unlikely event that the committee feels that no nominees have met the criteria, the awards may be withheld.)

The Women’s Philanthropy Criteria
Nominee must
– Have demonstrated a philanthropic spirit through personal giving and/or inspiring others to support charitable organizations;
– Have exhibited a long-term commitment to and a passion for bettering the lives of Kern County residents; and
Should
– Have a focus on seeking solutions to a problem rather than easing the symptoms;
– Inspire others to take a leadership role in philanthropy.
Click here for Women’s Nomination Form and instructions.

The Young Women’s Philanthropy Criteria
Nominee must:
– Be 16 to 21 years old and be eligible for extra-curricular activities if attending school;
– Have demonstrated a philanthropic spirit through personal giving and/or leadership in inspiring others to support charitable organizations; and
Should
– Have a focus on seeking solutions to a problem rather than easing the symptoms;
– Exhibit a commitment to, and a passion for, bettering the lives of Kern County residents.
Click here for Young Women’s Nomination Form and instructions.

Introducing “Billy the Give Big Goat” Coloring Sheet to Help Promote Give Big Kern!

We’re excited to introduce a coloring sheet featuring Give Big Kern’s Official Mascot, Billy the Give Big Goat, that is not only fun for the kiddies, but also contains useful information such as the givebigkern.org web address, and social media handle @GIVEBIGKERN, for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram–that way you’ll always know where to find Billy, and where to go for news related to #GIVEBIGKERN.

Please feel free to download an 8.5″ x 11″ Billy coloring sheet to share with your little ones. (Click here to download.)

Help Billy spread the word to others so they’ll know to “Give B-i-i-i-g!” on May 1.

CalNonprofits Report on the Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector

A groundbreaking report from the California Association of Nonprofits called “Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector,” reveals that in our state, nonprofits make up the fourth largest industry by employment (generating some 1 million jobs and supporting an additional 800,000 indirectly); contribute 15% of California’s Gross State Product; and enjoy greater workforce diversity than the adult civilian workforce as a whole. By supporting local nonprofits, you are helping to stimulate growth and progress throughout California. Click here to access the report, which can be downloaded in pdf format.

Kern County Nonprofits: Get Ready for Give Big Kern 2018!


Give Big Kern 2018
Registration is coming up in January, and we want all participating nonprofits to be ready for this exciting May 1, 2018 crowd funding event that allows charities to raise UNRESTRICTED DOLLARS!

Click on this link to access our Registration and Initial Mandatory Training announcement with all the information you need to start getting ready.

KCF College Scholarship Application Season for High School Seniors Opens Dec. 1, 2017 thru March 2, 2018!

Graduating high school this year? Planning to attend a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university? Our Kern Futures scholarship application season is now open at Kern Community Foundation! From the home page of our website, go to Students > Scholarships to apply online. With one simple application, you may be considered for dozens of scholarships, many of which have renewal opportunities.

For more information, contact Scholarship Coordinator Britny Boos at britny@kernfoundation.org or 661.616.2605. Don’t miss out: In the current school year, more than $620,000 were awarded in scholarships to 334 students throughout Kern County, and close to one-third of those were for graduating high school seniors!

Kern Community Foundation