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January 2017
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Building Bridges

North Bay educational foundations help public schools fund vital learning and enrichment programs.

A volatile economy over the past decade has led to drastic reductions in government spending, which has all led to severe cuts to California’s public schools. Resulting budgetary adjustments relentlessly impacted the academic offerings, services and extra amenities that school districts can provide to their students. Even though government reductions have stopped (for now), funding to our local schools has not yet returned to earlier levels, and educational foundations—whether for a single school or an entire district—have been crucial in bridging the funding gap between what parents and teachers want for their children and what school districts can provide.


Out of the Dark

North Bay nonprofits help the blind and visually impaired lead safe, independent lives.

At some point in life, I think most everyone wonders what it would be like to be blind: You turn off the lights and try to navigate around your house or close your eyes and try to pour a bowl of cereal and milk. Even the simplest of tasks becomes time-consuming and tricky. 


The Power of 100

The Giving Circle concept is gaining steam in the North Bay.

The 100 Who Care movement originated in Jackson, Mich., when (late) founder Karen Dunigan, who was working with the Center for Family Health in the city, learned it would cost about $10,000 to provide a number of new mothers with proper cribs.


Guest Column: Run An Effective Meeting Using the Principals of Improvisation

Meetings are essential to facilitate group communication in our business lives, yet many of us see them as the bane of our workplace existence. We’ve all been there: wondering why we’ve been asked to interrupt our productivity to sit in a room filled with our colleagues in (what seems to be) a free-for-all with no specific agenda and unclear expectations. Are we there just so the boss feels like he or she is doing their job?


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In this Issue

Good Deeds

Giving back to their communities is an important part of the work culture at many North Bay companies. Formal giving committees, mentoring programs and widespread participation in Human Race even...

Building Bridges

North Bay educational foundations help public schools fund vital learning and enrichment programs. A volatile economy over the past decade has led to drastic reductions in government spending, which ...

The Power of 100

The Giving Circle concept is gaining steam in the North Bay. The 100 Who Care movement originated in Jackson, Mich., when (late) founder Karen Dunigan, who was working with the Center for Family Heal...

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