Many nonprofit leaders feel overwhelmed by the constant churn in our field. The average numbers are daunting: Annual staff turnover for nonprofits in our county is 25%. 70% of the donors we work so hard to reach will not make a second gift. 60% of new volunteers leave after a year. The drive for more […]
We are excited to kick off the Call for Nominations for the 10th Annual Be the Difference Awards on Monday August 15th. The “Be the Difference” Awards are about honoring the individuals, groups, non-profits, and businesses who make a difference in Santa Cruz County through volunteerism. All community members are invited to share their stories […]
In The Spotlight
Ching serves as a volunteer tutor with the Literacy Program. Twice a week she works with a student at the Santa Cruz County Jail. When asked what motivates her she states, "I admire my student's courage to remake his life. My challenge is to find the path to his learning, unfettered by his history or circumstances."
These incredible teen chefs have volunteered more than 2,600 hours to bring nutritious meals to individuals and families in crisis due to illness. With the support of adult Delivery Angels they have delivered over 11,000 meals. In honor of their dedication they were chosen as the 2014 group winner of the Be the Difference Awards.