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Upcoming Events

You can also view the VNR Calendar for information about upcoming events and workshops being held by VNR and by other community organizations in the San Fernando Valley.

VNR Workshops and Conferences

For information on scheduled VNR workshops, see the In the News section of this website.


Community Workshops and Conferences

 

501(c)onference 2017
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 9:00am to 6:00pm & Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 8:30am to 3:00pm
Location: Center for Nonprofit Management, Los Angeles
Cost: $475.00
For more information, please contact Rachel Fox, (213) 346-3254 or rfox@cnmsocal.org.
To register, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/501-c-onference-2017/event-summary-6311ba2cbc704dff9c96167771f03c30.aspx

The Center for Nonprofit Management’s annual 501(c)onference is the only nonprofit sector conference of its kind in Southern California, bringing together nearly 400 nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic leaders to share knowledge and connect with others. This year, against the backdrop of uncertainty and dizzying levels of change, it’s more important than ever to come together and share bold new solutions for a brave new world.

Maximize the Post Gift Glow: The Art of Thanking Donors
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 10:00am PST
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: $50.00
For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/resources/live-webinars/maximize-the-post-gift-glow-the-art-of-thanking-donors/

During this 60-minute webinar, participants will learn how to thank donors so that they are encouraged to continue giving. Speaker Rachel Muir, CFRE will share easy, affordable, time-saving tips and templates to thank donors. She will also share real-life examples and digital tools that can help to increase donor retention rates.

Grant Maker Relationships 101: How to Get Started
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 10:00am PST (also available Wednesday, June 21 at 12:00pm PST)
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: $87.00
For more information and to register for this event, please visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/new-grant-maker-relationships-101-how-to-get-started

This live webinar, presented by grant writing expert Diane Leonard, will teach participants how to establish relationships with new grantmakers before submitting an application. Leonard will share several case studies and discuss how to establish and then maintain relationships with grantmakers to sustain and increase an organization’s grant revenue.

Anticipating Funders’ Needs
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 11:00am to 12:00pm PST
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: $50.00
For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/2017-06-20-anticipating-funders-needs

In this webinar, veteran grant writer Cheryl Kester will teach participants how to identify and anticipate a funder’s needs when preparing a proposal. Participants will learn how to write a strong and competitive proposal that will not only answer a funder’s questions, but help to measure an organization’s impact once the grant is received.

Supervising for Success
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 9:30am to 4:00pm PST
Location: Center for Nonprofit Management, Los Angeles
Cost: $195.00
For more information, please contact Rachel Fox, (213) 346-3254 or rfox@cnmsocal.org.
To register, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/supervising-for-success/event-summary-1ad543e3f1ac42e38365e31a9e3ffa34.aspx

This seminar by the Center for Nonprofit Management is designed for new supervisors and those who have had no formal training in their supervisory role. Topics examined will include managing other people’s performance, communicating effectively with staff, building teamwork and cooperation, developing and motivating a team, and transitioning from being “one of the team members” to the person in charge.

How to Tell Stories That Motivate Donors to Give – The Real Story You Need to Tell
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 10:00am PST
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: $79.00
For more information and to register for this event, please visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/new-how-to-tell-stories-that-motivate-donors-to-give-the-real-story-you-need-to-tell

This practical, hands-on session will show individuals how to discover fundraising stories and tell them with grace, drama and effectiveness. Participants will learn why donors give and how to give them what they need, how to tell stories for asking, how to tell stories for thanking and reporting back, and writing tips for vivid and effective stories.

Alchemy Leadership Seminar

The Annenberg Foundation's three-day capacity building training is designed for EDs and board chairs. It is available at no cost to nonprofits in the Los Angeles region. The training addresses fundraising, board effectiveness, public involvement and accountability. To learn more and apply please visit  Annenberg Alchemy.

American Grant Writers' Association

The AGWA offers an online course that includes modules in Researching Grant Opportunities, Program Development and Proposal Writing, Professional Ethics, and Planning Budgets for Foundation and Federal Grants. In addition, the Association offers in-person workshops in various locations, has an online bookstore and a referral service that connects searchers with its Certified Grant Writers. For more information, please visit the American Grant Writers' Association.

Antioch University Los Angeles

Antioch University offers a master of arts degree in nonprofit management through an 18-month program for working professionals. Preparation for work in human service, religious, educational, community development, health care, arts and culture, environmental, foundation and other nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit Antioch University Los Angeles.

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

The Society for Nonprofit Organizations awards a certificate for students completing eight online courses from SNPO's Learning Institute. The Learning Institute courses are self-paced, and focus on core competencies of nonprofit leadership and management. To find out more and to enroll please visit SNPO's Learning Institute.

15 Days to More Engaging, More Inspiring E-Newsletters

This is a free e-course. Register for the course and get a free email every day for 15 days with tips and how-to's of effective newsletter writing. To learn more and register, please visit 15 Days to More Engaging, Inspiring E-Newsletters.

Center for Nonprofit Management Online Grantwriting Courses

CNM has partnered with Grant Central USA to offer grant writing courses online. These courses are an easy way to get grant writing training; they teach how to effectively find, write and submit proposals for government grants, education grants and nonprofit organization grants. For more information please visit,  Online University - Grant Writing

Tseng College of Extended Learning, California State University Northridge

MPA and Certificate Programs at California State University Northridge offers many courses on nonprofit management subjects, such as basic nonprofit management, strategic planning, fundraising and human resources. These graduate-level courses may be completed as a graduate certificate only or as part of an MPA degree. For more information, please contact the MPA office at 818/677-5635 or visit Nonprofit Sector Management - The Tseng College

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy - Nonprofits & Philanthropy Academic Program Options

Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is designed both for those with several years of work experience in the nonprofit sector as well as those looking to begin careers in this area. For more information, please visit: http://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/masters/mnlm/.

Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development: Nonprofit and Social Innovation Track prepares students to become leaders in the nonprofit community, engaging them with the necessary skills, introducing them to work alternatives in the nonprofit arena, and encouraging them to prepare themselves to work within an organization or start their own. For more information, please visit: http://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/undergraduate/nonprofit-social-innovations/.

Undergraduate Minor in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism is a four-course program for learning about the nonprofit sector – its organizations, philanthropy, and voluntary action. It is designed for students who plan to work in a nonprofit organization, volunteer with nonprofits, or pursue graduate work in a service-related profession. For more information, please visit: http://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/undergraduate/minors/nonprofit/.

MPA Specialization in Nonprofit Management and Leadership has several specialization areas - Local Government, Nonprofit Management, Health, Public Finance, International, and Arts Leadership. For more information, please visit: http://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/masters/mpa/curriculum/specializations-and-recommended-courses/.

MPP Specialization in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Policy is for those interested in how philanthropy and the nonprofit sectors can contribute to innovative public problem solving. For more information, please visit: http://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/masters/mpp/curriculum/electives/nonprofit/.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy is a 16-unit program that provides students with a foundation in nonprofit management and policy. The program develops nonprofit management skills and provides students with the knowledge needed to understand the increasing importance of nonprofits in society and their role in public policy. For more information, please visit: http://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/certificate/nonprofit-policy/.