New reality of nonprofit funding is theme for 2012 funders forum | SierraSun.com

New reality of nonprofit funding is theme for 2012 funders forum

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NEVADA CITY, Calif. andamp;#8212; This yearandamp;#8217;s Funders Forum, New Reality of Nonprofit Funding, will be held at the Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley, Feb. 29, 1-5 p.m. co-presented by Nevada County Adult andamp; Family Services Commission, The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL), United Way of Nevada County, First 5 Nevada County and Nevada County Health andamp; Human Services Agency. The Forum features topics such as building advocacy, social enterprise, evaluation tools and strategies to build partnerships and integrate services among community partners. Nonprofit and government agencies will hear from regional funders, participate in workshops, network with peers and develop a fresh look on how to position their organizations to thrive in 2012. Keynote speaker, Ana Acton, a disability advocate with the California Department of Rehabilitation, will discuss the steps taken by one Nevada County community group that led to successful grant funding for an Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). In addition, a panel featuring representatives from local and state foundations including The California Wellness Foundation, Dignity Health (formerly CHW), Teichert Foundation and Wells Fargo will offer advice on ways in which Nevada County nonprofits can position themselves for funding success.Adult andamp; Family Services Commissioner, Lori Burkart Frank, expressed her enthusiasm for the Funders Forum: andamp;#8220;This is a wonderful opportunity to learn something new, gain a new perspective and connect with other organizations in our community.andamp;#8221;The registration fee is $35. To register, go to The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) at http://www.cnlsierra.org. For more information contact Wendy Willoughby at 530-265-5600.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com