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NPO Centric Committee Meeting

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


January 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time

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Committee Members: Aurora Wilson (Chair), Maria Blue (Vice-Chair), Armando Ehrenzweig, Jan Pye, Jenai Morehead, Ana Martinez, Shannon Shea, Van Tanner.

This meeting is being conducted online via Zoom. Members of the public may be able to participate by telephone, using one of the dial-in numbers listed above.  Reasonable accommodation: Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting may request assistance by emailing gmontano@rapfoundation.org. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting start time will enable us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.

I. CALL TO ORDER – Roll Call

II. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA— In order to meet Brown Act requirements, items may be added to the agenda only upon decision by a majority of the Board of Directors to add the item because of a need for immediate action.

Action Required

Motion:                         Second:                     Approved:        Opposed:         Abstention Name(s):

Any individual wishing to comment on the agenda or an item not on the agenda may do so by emailing gmontano@rapfoundation.org or calling in at the number above. All emailed comments must be received prior to the 11:00 AM start time. Persons wishing to speak are requested to be recognized at the appropriate time. General comments regarding non-agenda items will be called for at this time. Specific comments regarding agenda items will be called for during the discussion of each item. Please be prepared to limit your Public Comment remarks to three (3) minutes.

IV. New Business Items

A. Nominations-Per RAP Foundation Board Policy, only RAP Foundation Board members can be the Committee Chair and the Committee Vice-Chair.

1. Nomination(s) of Committee Chair:


2. Nomination(s) of Committee Vice-Chair:


B. Desert Fast Pitch (Spring 2022 Cancellation)

1. The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll across the world. After careful consideration and deliberation, staff recommends the cancelation of the Desert Fast Pitch Spring event due to COVID disruptions.


2. Staff recommends the reallocation of the approximately $66,000.00 previously allocated to Desert Fast Pitch to the NPO Centric program

a. Recommended NPO Centric uses:

i. RAP Foundation Small Grants – $20,000

ii. Special Grants for local nonprofits for Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising Coaching, Website Development, Collaboration Coaching – $16,000

iii. Creation of digital products, creation of content, and marketing to increase membership and awareness of the program – $25,000

iv. Small, outdoor event for local nonprofits in the late Spring – $5,000

    1. Paid speaker(s)
    2. Networking and Learning Event to keep RAP Foundation and NPO Centric at the top of mind, and allow a space for nonprofits to reconnect with and support each other.

Staff Recommendation: Cancel Desert Fast Pitch and reallocate the funds to improve the NPO Centric program, increase products the program can sell to increase revenue, and help local nonprofits.

Action Required

Motion:                         Second:                     Approved:        Opposed:         Abstention Name(s):


V. Desert Fast Pitch Fall 2022

A. Desert Fast Pitch for Fall 2022

Staff Recommendation: Schedule the Desert Fast Pitch for Fall 2022. (The prize money is of $66,000 comes from the grants program, and the cost of the Desert Fast Pitch event is covered by funds raised by the NPO Centric staff through sponsorships.)

Action Required

Motion:                         Second:                     Approved:        Opposed:         Abstention Name(s):


VI. General Updates

  1. Membership Updates:
  2. National Appearances:
  3. Desert Legal Funds status



Agenda Posting: Agendas will be posted on the Foundation website – www.rapfoundation.org – a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting date. All public record documents for matters on the open session of the agenda are available for inspection at the meeting listed in this Agenda and at the following location three (3) days prior to the meeting date: Regional Access Project Foundation, 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260. If a public record document that relates to a matter on the open session of the agenda is distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date, the public record document shall be available for inspection, at the same time it is distributed, at the address listed above. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990


January 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm