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KAN ‘Strength is Visibility’ Campaign with KGET/Telemundo

Thanks to a partnership between the Kern Alliance of Nonprofits (KAN) and KGET-TV 17/Telemundo, agencies registered with Kern Community Foundation will have an opportunity to apply to be highlighted on the morning and evening television news, thereby becoming better known in the community and possibly gaining supporters and volunteers in the process. This competitive opportunity truly is nonprofit strengthening through visibility. All Kern County nonprofits that are registered with Kern Community Foundation and have a Silver or higher rating on GuideStar.org are welcome to apply via the Foundation’s Online Grants Platform. This ongoing opportunity officially opens March 19, 2018.

Funds Still Available to Support Kern’s Victims/Survivors of the Las Vegas Tragedy

Day of Remembrance Fund – Funds will continue to be available until they are depleted. 

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. We ask 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. Funds will continue to be available until they are depleted.

KCF Need for Scholarship Evaluators Highlighted in The Tehachapi News

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a high-school graduate aspiring to go to college? You can help by evaluating their Kern Community Foundation Kern Futures scholarship application essay. We are grateful for media partners like The Tehachapi News that are helping us spread the word about this important effort. Click here to begin reading about how you can get involved.

Give Big Kern Promotions Beginning March 1 Highlighted in The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Californian Reporter James Burger highlights Give Big Kern’s partnership with local retailers, such as Sequoia Sandwich Co., and Gimmee Some Sugar Sweet Co., to raise awareness and dollars in support of the overall effort of our May 1 Giving Day: the prizes that will be awarded to participating nonprofits, marketing material support, etc. The fun began March 1 and will continue through Give Big Kern Day. Click here to begin reading.

Give Big Kern/CSUB Student Partnership in the March Issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine

Kern Community Foundation President and CEO Kristen Beall shares with the community in her monthly “Philanthropy Matters” column in the latest issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine, how over the course of two months (March 1 through Give Big Kern Day, May 1), two classes of Cal State Bakersfield public relations students will assist participating Give Big Kern nonprofits with communications and public relations support at no cost, while learning about the value of community philanthropy in the process. Click here to begin reading.

Give Big Kern in the February/March Issue of The Kern Business Journal

Everything you need to know about what Give Big Kern is, how the effort has fared in previous years, and what we all, as the collective Kern County community, can do to make it an even bigger and better event in 2018, can be found in Kern Community Foundation Manager of Community Impact Louis Medina’s contributed article to the latest issue of the Kern Business Journal. Click here to begin reading.

Scholarship Application Evaluators Needed!

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of Kern Community Foundation Scholarship Applicants? Consider donating approximately five hours over a two-week period to read and score student scholarship applications. Applications can be read from your home or office at your convenience. No prior experience needed.

• Training provided to use our online platform.
• Log in to our online scholarship site.
• Review 6-10 application essays.
• Rate essays using the procedures outlined in training.

Ready to give back? Sign up here!

Questions? Contact Kern Community Foundation’s Scholarship Coordinator Joe Brown at joe@kernfoundation.org, or 661.616.2605.

 

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.

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