Valley Nonprofit Resources

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Local Nonprofit Sector Resources

Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) is a program of California Lawyers for the Arts which provides alternative dispute resolution services to arts organizations as well as individuals.  While disputes resolved through AAMS generally are related to arts and entertainment, they can also involve landlord-tenant, employment and creditor-debtor disputes.  Fees are on a sliding scale based on the parties’ income, and fee waivers are available.  Attorney referrals also are available.  For more information, go to https://www.calawyersforthearts.org/ or call 310/998-5590.

Association of Fundraising Professionals GSFV The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter AFP-GSFV, is a local branch (of AFP) that represents more than 30,000 members throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. AFP-GSFV meets the 1st Thursday of each month. For more information, please visit http://afpgsfv.afpnet.org/.

California Nonprofits Career Center This online service of the California Association of Nonprofits offers job listings for the nonprofit sector in California. http://calnonprofits.org

California Participation Project The California Participation Project's mission is to expand the role of nonprofits in voting and elections. CPP works with nonprofit partners to provide information, resources, and tools for nonprofits to help nonprofits integrate civic engagement into their ongoing work, and to increase voter participation among the communities they serve. CPP services include: convenings and trainings, toolkit and resource distribution, and information about civic participation opportunities. For more information or to get involved contact Marcy Koukhab at marcykoukhab@mail.com.

Child Care Resource Center Business Services is a full service copy, print and design shop that guarantees quality products to help a nonprofit organizations make a lasting impression on funders and clients. CCRC's Business Services also offers mail service fulfillment. Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm and online quoting is available. For additional information, contact 818/717-1070 or BCE@ccrcca.org.

Glendale Healthier Community Coalition plans and implements projects that promote disease prevention, health education, clean and safe environments, adequate housing, affordable and quality education, and community revitalization. GHCC has brought together 52 organizational and individual community members including 14 from health care, nine from city government, two from education, seven from business/media, 11 from non-profit agencies, several clergy, and the balance made up of other community stakeholders. It launched a new website in the fall of 2013.  Visit www.ci.glendale.ca.us/health_coalition.asp for more information.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is California's oldest and largest legal services program. As a Los Angeles law firm for people with low incomes, LAFLA promotes access to justice. strengthen communities, combat discrimination, and effect systemic change through representation, advocacy, and community education. Client services range from generating affordable housing and helping people move from welfare to work to providing eviction defense, relief from domestic violence, and assistance with employment disputes. For more information visit www.lafla.org or call (toll free) 800/399-4529.

LA Fellows The LA Fellows program is seeking nonprofit organizations who are interested in hosting an LA Fellow. There should be a need within the organization where it can effectively use a highly skilled, mid-manager level individual in a project based role and in some cases executive duties. The LA Fellow will be connected to the nonprofit through a meaningful match and will donate 100 hours of their time and talents by sharing their professional expertise with them. Nonprofits interested in hosting an LA Fellow should fill out an application. For deadlines, applications and other information, please visit: http://lafellows.org/nonprofits.html. For questions and other inquiries, please contact Project Director Allison Silver at (818) 947-2941.

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County provides free legal services to low-income residents. The organization's advocacy is directed towards both the needs of the individual client requesting legal assistance, and to clients who seek to enforce the broader rights of the low-income community. For more information visit www.nls-la.org or call (toll free) 800/433-6251.

Nonprofit VOTE helps nonprofits and social service agencies integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services by providing. For more information visit ww.nonprofitvote.org

Partners in Care Foundation Partners and its collaborators develop high-impact, cost-effective and sustainable innovations in healthcare for the San Fernando Valley and other regions. Among its numerous areas of interest are creating “medical homes” for uninsured working poor people, senior health services, medication management, and elementary school physical education/obesity prevention. For more information visit www.picf.org.

Public Counsel is dedicated to advancing equal justice under law by delivering pro bono legal services to indigent and under- represented children and adults throughout Los Angeles County, ensuring that community-based organizations serving this population have legal support, and mobilizing the pro bono resources of local attorneys and law students. The organization also works to enhance the delivery of legal services through involvement in public policy discussions and community education, and undertakes direct representation as co-counsel or amicus in selected impact matters. For more information visit www.publiccounsel.org or call 213/385-2977.

San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center is a unit of California State University Northridge, and focuses on the economy of the San Fernando Valley. In addition to its annual publication, the San Fernando Valley Economic Report (also listed in the VNR Library section), the Center provides access to a Valley American Community Survey, and links to tables that provide demographic, social, economic and housing data for the Valley, plus school enrollment information. To access the website visit ww.csun.edu/sfverc/

2013 Southern California Compensation and Benefits Survey The Center for Nonprofit Management conducts an annual survey of local salary & benefits for nonprofit employers located in Southern & Central California. Each year, thousands of nonprofit leaders rely on this Survey to recruit and retain quality employees, establish realistic budgets, and comply with IRS guidelines. To order a copy visit the Center for Nonprofit Management.

UniVoIP Phone System Donation Program for Nonprofits UniVoIP, a cloud-based phone service provider based in Southern California, offers a donation of cloud-based phone systems to qualified nonprofits nationwide. The donation includes phones, phone system design and installation in Southern California. These OfficeConnect phone systems include over 60 features. All customers enjoy unlimited calling to the United States and Canada, Voicemail, live and U.S. based support with a lifetime phone replacement warranty. For details call Tim Montes at 310-956-3584 or visit the website and request a call back by filling out the form.

Valley Care Community Consortium Valley Care Community Consortium VCCC is a health and mental health planning collaborative for residents of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys (Los Angeles County SPA2). VCCC strives to create a better-coordinated health care delivery system for low-income and uninsured residents in SPA 2. Every three years, VCCC conducts a comprehensive community health needs assessment, the results of which are available in PDF format from its website. F more information on VCCC visit www.valleyccc.org.

Valley Providers Collaborative is an informal group of nonprofit social service organizations in the San Fernando Valley that meets once a month for lunch, 12-1:30 pm, at CriHelp in North Hollywood. Meetings are free of charge, but a $4 donation is requested for the cost of lunch. The group helps local social service nonprofits network and share information, and a guest presenter is usually featured on a topic of interest. On May 9, 2013, the speaker was Dr. Tom Backer, Executive Director of Valley Nonprofit Resources, which provides capacity-building services and information for the more than 4,000 nonprofits in the San Fernando Valley. His topic was VNR's new Sustainability Initiative, along with an overview of capacity-building resources for Valley nonprofits. For more information, contact Terry Rodriguez, Center 4 Living at  terry@center4living.org  or call 818/442-0238.

Vision Birth is a program that partners with telecommunications company ACN to help churches and nonprofit organizations generate money on a recurring basis to fund their work. The program utilizes a direct marketing business model whereby supporters sign up for services (such as local and long distance phone service) and a percentage of their monthly bill goes back to the nonprofit they support. For more information about the program, contact local Vision Birth representative Mona Marcos via e-mail at monamarcos@att.net.