Valley Nonprofit Resources

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Valley Nonprofit Resources

Welcome to Valley Nonprofit Resources

Established in 2007, Valley Nonprofit Resources offers both information and services to strengthen the more than 5,300 nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Welcome to VNR's website! Click on the buttons above and at the top to access many resources that can help you increase the effectiveness of your nonprofit. VNR is a program within the Center for Southern California Studies, at California State University Northridge.

October 2015 VNR Workshop at Strength United Featured Events
6/25/2019 - Health and Human Service Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable
7/15/2019 - Sharing Leadership - Strategies for Nonprofit EDs and Boards

Featured Publications
(visit Library for a complete list)
2019 Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles County (.pdf)  Note: New Edition Available





October 2015 VNR Workshop at Strength United. ;Photo (above) of the San Fernando Valley courtesy of Randy Witt Productions.

In the News

Health and Human Service Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable brings together health and human service nonprofit CEOs and senior staff in the San Fernando Valley for informal discussion of important topics and peer-to-peer networking, as well as guest speakers.  The next meeting will be on June 25, 2019, 4-6 pm.  In addition to networking and informal problem-solving discussion, a section of this meeting will be focused on how executive directors can best shape their work environment for both efficiency and quiet time for creativity (by telecommuting, by having some “closed door” time, etc.).  The Roundtable is coordinated by VNR, Valley Care Community Consortium and The Children's Burn Foundation, which will host the meeting in its conference room and provide refreshments. For more information and to register for this event, please contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright via email or call 818/677-2774.

Sharing Leadership - Strategies for Nonprofit EDs and Boards How do the Board and the Executive Director work together at your nonprofit?  Is leadership really shared or is there a bit of “us and them” (on both sides)?  This free workshop will explore how EDs (and other senior staff) and Boards can share leadership responsibilities.  The speakers will be Paul Hahn and David Riherd (for 25 years co-EDs of Wildlife Learning Center); Abraham Tetenbaum and Donna Wood-Babcock (Founder/Board Chair and ED respectively of Enrichment Works); and Eileen Barnett (long-time member of the five-person leadership group running the Musical Theatre Guild).  VNR’s Dr. Thomas Backer will begin with science-based principles of effective collaboration from his book, Evaluating Community Collaborations.  After hearing about three models for sharing leadership, there’ll be an open discussion with participants about their own experiences.  The workshop will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, 4-6 pm at San Fernando Community Health Center, and is partly sponsored by Southern California Edison and Wells Fargo.  Refreshments and handouts will be provided.  For more information and to register for this event, please contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright via email or call 818/677-2774.

Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsors of Los Angeles County This list, compiled by Valley Nonprofit Resources, shares information about fiscal sponsors for nonprofit operations.  The list is only as a place to start in looking at nonprofit fiscal sponsors. All information was obtained from the websites of the organizations listed and no claim is made that the information provided is accurate or current, or that all area fiscal sponsors have been included. View the list of Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsors of Los Angeles County (.pdf).

Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles The sixteenth edition of this Directory (May 2019) offers a starting place to identify individuals and organizations providing capacity-building services and resources to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County. It provides information on Consultants, Foundations, Grantseeker Information Centers, Human Resource Provider Organizations, Information Centers, Management Support Organizations, Nonprofit Management Higher Education Programs, Nonprofit Resource Centers in Surrounding Counties, Technology Resources and Volunteer Centers. Contact and brief descriptive information is provided. Dowload a free copy of the 2019 Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles (.pdf).

Employing The Absent Employee: Navigating California’s Leave of Absence Laws California has more mandatory leaves of absence than any other state. To avoid costly litigation, employers must understand when a leave is available to an employee, what rights must be provided to the employee, and what employee obligations can be enforced. In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler of LightGabler will discuss California’s mandatory leaves of absence. The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2019 from 7:30-11:30 am at New Horizons in North Hills. For more information and to register for this event, please visit the The San Fernando Valley Employer Advisory Council website.

L.A. SHARES is a nonprofit materials reuse program, which takes donations from the local business community and individuals of reusable goods and materials (both new and used) and then redistributes these items FREE-OF-CHARGE to nonprofits and schools in the City of Los Angeles. Qualified schools and nonprofits in the City of Los Angeles register online for the L.A. SHARES program and create a detailed online profile of their organization, including an overall "Wish List" and a "Top 20 List" of their most needed items, drawn from the donations L.A. Shares carries. For more information and to register for this program, please visit the L.A. Shares website.