The Santa Barbara Foundation announced it will soon team up with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to handle its administrative and back-office duties. Four Santa Barbara Foundation employees will be laid off under the partnership, a change referred to as “the transition of four positions” in a statement released by Jan Campbell, the nonprofit’s senior vice president of philanthropic services, communications and marketing. Peter MacDougall, the organization’s chair of its board of trustees, said the axed positions are in technical support in the financial area. “A determining factor in the Santa Barbara Foundation’s board decision to restructure and outsource some administrative functions is a trend within the social sector to collaborate and partner with organizations with similar or complimentary missions,” Campbell wrote in a statement. “Reducing overhead ultimately drives more impact to those served.” MacDougall added there will be annual salary increases for all employees in January.


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