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Nominations are OPEN for the 2016 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award 

This is your chance to elevate and recognize an inspiring, engaging, and innovative community member that has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.

Deadline to nominate is 5pm Monday August 1 

The chosen leader will be celebrated and presented with the award during NorCAN’s 2016 Leadership Breakfast, to be held Friday September 30 from 8:30am-12pm in the Tish Non Ballroom at Bear River Casino and Hotel in Loleta. (Save the Date!)

Click here for award criteria and information about nomination process

Click here for sharable flyer 

Click here to submit your nomination


Previous Awardees Include:

Beth Matsumoto, Housing Humboldt

Connie Stewart, California Center for Rural Policy 

Herrmann & Cheyenne Spetzler, Open Door Community Health Centers

Anne Holcomb, Food for People

Jeff Lamoree, Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation

Sharyne Harper, Humboldt Domestic Violence Services         

Patrick Cleary, Lost Coast Communications 

Douglas Morgan, Community Assistance Network 

Humboldt Association of Realtors

Alan Katz, Community Health Alliance

Tina McKenzie, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood

Sally Hewitt, Mobile Medical Office















  • Creating Space to Create Change, a workshop and leadership development experience facilitated by Kim Tran & Darren Arquero of the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society  
  • Presentation of the 2016 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award
  • Networking Session

Register Soon! Event will sell out. Click on the image above for more information or to register.


Successful Boards, Sustainable Organizations: A Guide to Nonprofit Board Tools

Bobbie Good is a graduate of Humboldt State University’s Masters of Social Work Program as of May 2015. She has a strong passion for board governance and has been involved with both nonprofit and for profit boards. Hbobbie_good.jpger involvement started 17 years ago when she was a student representative on a nonprofit board and today she serves on the board of the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction. 

Bobbie’s Masters Project was to create a guide and templates for use by local nonprofit boards to assist them with the creation and modification of their own board tools including manuals, bylaws, and orientations. One of her mentors for this project was Byrd Lochtie, facilitator of NorCAN’s Board Leadership Roundtables, with whom she co-facilitated the May 2015 roundtable where she presented her project to a group of 22 nonprofit board members.

pdf You can download her guide Successful Boards, Sustainable Organizations: A Guide to Nonprofit Board Tools by clicking here.

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