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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our contributed article to the Kern Business Journal talks about the Kern Alliance of Nonprofits and Kern Community Foundation’s efforts to strengthen Kern County community based organizations through training, networking, and support. Read the article here.