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Spokes Offers Free Fostering Common Purpose Roundtables for Nonprofits

Contact: Michael Simkins, CEO



Spokes Supports Collaboration Among San Luis Obispo County Nonprofits with Free Fostering Common Purpose Roundtables

Shanbrom Family Foundation Helps Fund Facilitated 

Roundtables Designed to Unite Local Nonprofit Community


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (March 28, 2024) Spokes, an organization providing resources to support and empower the nonprofit community, will offer free, facilitated Fostering Common Purpose Roundtables designed to support collaboration and connectivity among San Luis Obispo County nonprofits in 2024.

With funding support from the Shanbrom Family Foundation, Spokes aims to gather nonprofits that serve common service sectors––including housing, youth services, arts and culture and more––to encourage networking and problem-solving in a confidential space, supported by a nonprofit professional. 

“We know there are a myriad of benefits to nonprofit collaboration, from leveraging resources and pursuing joint funding to increasing service impact and visibility,” said Michael Simkins, chief executive officer of Spokes. “With financial support from the Shanbrom Family Foundation, we are able to offer and build awareness around sector-specific roundtable opportunities that maximize advantageous outcomes.”

The 60-minute Fostering Common Purpose Roundtables will be held via Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. and facilitated by Spokes Program Assistant Theda Parker, MSW, whose background in social work has included work for local nonprofits and government organizations.

Spokes will additionally host a live Fostering Collaboration symposium this fall to facilitate in-person networking across nonprofit sectors.

The current schedule for Fostering Common Purpose Roundtables by nonprofit sector is as follows:

For more information and to register, visit

About Spokes:

Since 1996, Spokes has helped nonprofits to achieve their goals through support and expert resources. Spokes supports the nonprofit community through consulting services, online resources, roundtables, workshops and other events. Spokes is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, EIN 77-0457478. 

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