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
10/17/19 - Navigating Managerialism: Experiences of Middle Managers in Social Justice Nonprofits AND Mentorships for African American Male Social Workers in Valley Nonprofits
11/12/19 - Health and Human Service Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable
11/19/19 - Building Future Leadership of Family Foundations

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

Navigating Managerialism: Experiences of Middle Managers in Social Justice Nonprofits
AND
Mentorships for African American Male Social Workers in Valley Nonprofits

Two lectures with discussion following will be given at an upcoming meeting of the Valley Providers Collaborative. CSUN Professor Lauren Willner will discuss the concept of “managerialism” and her study of how middle managers in nonprofit social justice agencies deal with their managerial responsibilities. And CSUN Professor Allen Lipscomb will discuss his study of how mentoring can benefit African American Male Social Workers in Valley nonprofits. This free event will take place at a meeting of the Valley Providers Collaborative on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 1-3pm at The Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center in Van Nuys. These presentations are supported in part by HIRI Nonprofit Research Fellowship grants. For more information, email VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright or call 818/677-2774.

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 Tuesday, November 12th from 4-6 pm.  In addition to networking and informal problem-solving discussion, a section of this meeting will include a discussion about the future of the Roundtable - do we want to continue these meetings? Quarterly or on some other schedule? What format works best? 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. If you are interested in attending this free event, please email VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright or call 818/677-2774.

Building Future Leadership of Family Foundations As wealth continues to transfer from one generation to another, younger generations need to become more actively involved in their family’s foundation Shirley Welk Fredricks and her family’s Lawrence Welk Family Foundation have been pioneers in structuring and growing multigenerational leadership - including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jan Kern and her Family Foundation Information Exchange groups, based at Southern California Grantmakers, has been a pioneer in bringing together family foundations leaders to share with and help each other with the challenges of leadership and operations. This free workshop, offered to San Fernando Valley family foundations, will feature these two leaders in conversation with Dr. Thomas Backer, who has studied philanthropy (including a year-long study of FFIX commission by the Annie E. Casey Foundation) for more than 30 years. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from 4-6pm at Strength United in Van Nuys. For more information and to register, email VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright or call 818/677-2774.

Propel LA Professional Development Workshop for Nonprofits Staff of nonprofits with workforce development and hiring programs are invited to a free professional development workshop to hear about industry and job trends for their clients, and about best practices for partnering with the business community in establishing internships. Propel LA is collaborating on this event with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and The LA Trust for Children’s Health. It will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at LA Mission College. This event was made possible by a grant from Kaiser Permanente. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register for this event, go to the CTE Workshop & Collaboration webpage.