Coffee & Connections


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Ventura County Community Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership invite you to grab a cup of coffee and join us for Coffee & Connections!

Coffee & Connections is a pilot networking program for non-profit professionals designed to cultivate community-based, mutually beneficial relationships with one another around shared goals and shared missions.

These bi-monthly virtual events will begin with brief orientations to Ventura County Community Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and move into facilitated conversations with local non-profits to share missions, chat about the challenges and successes, and provide a deeper understanding of our community and its needs.

Coffee & Connections is a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with fellow nonprofit professionals and learn together through shared experiences and discussions that focus on solutions, while building ongoing community partnerships.

Upcoming Coffee & Connections

Date: Wednesday, May 15 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Topic/Theme: Meet the Funders

Location: California Lutheran University, Oxnard Campus (2201 Outlet Center Dr # 600, Oxnard, CA 93036)

Guest Speakers: Vanessa Bechtel (VCCF), Araceli Centeno (McCune Foundation), Verena Kwan (Southern California Edison), Mary Noor (Bank of America)

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mike Silacci at

Past Meetings

February 9, 2024 – Ventura County State of the Region Report, In-person

September 27, 2023 – Change Management with Intention View Recording

May 3, 2023 – Enough Already! Avoiding Burnout and Building Workplace Wellness View Recording

March 1, 2023 – Nonprofits and Social Media View Recording

January 11, 2023 – Keeping Your Board Focused: The Power of Dashboards View Recording

November 2, 2022 – Strategic Restructures and Sustainable Leadership View Recording

September 7, 2022 – Board Burnout and Transition View Recording

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