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This calendar intended to help our community stay up to date on progressive events and opportunities along the Central Coast.

Only events that meet our mission will be added. Please allow us up to 4 business days to approve or modify submissions.
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2024 LEAP Awards

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Join us on LEAP day, February 29th 2024, to honor two outstanding community leaders, Katya Armistead and Kristen Miller at our LEAP Awards. Each year, LEAP hosts a virtual event celebrating two individuals who have positively shaped the lives of the children and families throughout the Central Coast. In addition to recognizing the extraordinary work […]


Foundations of Racial Equity Series 2024: Session One: The Cultural, Historical, & Political Foundations of Racism

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Join Philanthropy CA for our 2024 Foundations of Racial Equity program series designed to support philanthropic practitioners in understanding how anti-Black racism and white supremacy influence the field of philanthropy. In this session, participants will explore actionable opportunities within their organizations to mobilize toward racial equity and learn how to address the racial inequities that […]

Implementing Justice 40 with Environmental Justice Thriving Communities and #EJ Ready

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 11 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmakers to receive $600 million as pass-through entities to provide subgrants to community-based nonprofits and other eligible subrecipients. One emerging program directly related to this EPA funding is the #EJ Ready Initiative, which is surveying the landscape for related opportunities, providing critical […]

The Intersection of Program Evaluations and DEIJ initiaives.

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

When there's limited capacity, we have to be efficient and effective with our resources (i.e., time, energy, funding, emotional and cognitive labor, etc). As an evaluator, I don't want you to do one more thing. Instead, I ask how can we utilize the processes and resources you already have to be more intentional in your […]


Leading with Strategy, Confidence, and Collaboration: Skills for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Leaders can make or break an organization. We need leaders with agility, tenacity, and an open heart and mind. Join us to learn top skills and approaches for successfully leading nonprofits and teams today. Through interactive discussions, we'll help you move from management to strategy for lasting impact. Explore new frameworks you can immediately apply […]

Bilingual Town Hall with Monique Limon and Gregg Hart

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

LEAP is hosting a bilingual virtual town hall with State Senator Monique Limon and State Assembly Member Gregg Hart on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM. This is an opportunity to speak to and hear directly from Senator Limon and Assembly member Hart about issues that concern our community including: Childcare, Housing, Medi-Cal/ healthcare, […]

Community Info Session: Housing and Homelessness

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The County of Santa Barbara cordially invites you to a virtual community info session to discuss housing and homelessness. The purpose of this session is to: - Provide an update on efforts to address housing and homelessness issues - Listen to your concerns about the impacts of homelessness in your community - Discuss priorities for […]

CEC’s Climate Stewards Certification Course

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

This program is designed for anyone looking to play an active role in creating and implementing climate solutions in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Participants will gain access to climate action resources and opportunities to join the movement – and will graduate with a better understanding of the psychology and science behind climate change, the […]


Leading with Equity The NNCG Institute for Philanthropy Consultants

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

This 2023 learning and networking opportunity welcomes the participation of philanthropy consultants who are committed to helping their grantmaking clients advance equity through philanthropy. The Leading with Equity Institute begins in April and ends in October of 2023. Held monthly, the Institute consists of seven virtual sessions led by top-notch philanthropy consultants and practitioners who […]


Awake to Woke to Work: A Framework for Racial Equity in Your Organization | 2022 Foundations of Racial Equity Session 6

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity. In order to […]