Valley Nonprofit Resources

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Other Management Support Organizations in Southern California

Academy for Grassroots Organizations
Provides programs including High Desert Resource Network, The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations, Board and Grants Development Clinics. 

Annenberg Foundation Alchemy
Provides two phases of leadership seminars addressing fundraising, board effectiveness, civic engagement and accountability. Successful completion of both phases qualifies an organization to receive a capacity-building grant up to $10,000.

California Alliance of Information & Referral Services
Provides members with training and support to enhance professional skills, networking among members, information and referral services, and advocacy.

California Association of Nonprofits
Membership organization which provides resources for nonprofits throughout California, including webinars, e-newsletters and other publications, and advocacy on statewide issues affecting the nonprofit community. Also provides a career center, insurance services and a discount program.

Center for Nonprofit Management
Provides management assistance, workshops, seminar series and professional development academies, customized capacity building, evaluation, strategic planning and other consultative services, executive coaching, nonprofit resource library and access to the Foundation Directory Online (for CNM members), annual conference, telephone helpline and online Nonprofit Answer Guide (, nonprofit job listings, annual regional compensation and benefits survey and other publications.

Community Partners
Provides civic capacity building, facilitation, and incubation and project management services, with an emphasis on supports for emerging community programs within the nonprofit sector.

Executive Service Corps of Southern California
Strengthens nonprofits through coaching, consulting and capacity building provided by experienced executives. Provides high quality, low-cost, personalized management support in the areas of management consulting, board development, leadership development and fund development.

Flintridge Center
Addresses poverty and violence in the Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena communities by bringing together stakeholders and working collaboratively to tackle deep-rooted community disparities.

The Grantsmanship Center
Offers training in grants and funding diversification for nonprofit organizations, academic institutions and government agencies at the Los Angeles center and world-wide with local host organizations; also provides online support including databases of foundation, corporate and government funding sources. Customized training available upon request.

Jericho Road Pasadena
Provides professional and technical expertise to nonprofits free of charge. Finds skilled volunteer expertise within local churches and industries, then works in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations to define the skills needed to meet their challenges.

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership
Provides management assistance, workshops, customized capacity development services through consulting and training, and networking opportunities for nonprofits; houses a nonprofit resource library, including access to Foundation Center Online (FDOline); offers members to nonprofit organizations, staff, board members and volunteers, as well as government agencies, schools, faith-based institutions, associations and interested community members.

Los Angeles Social Venture Partners
Builds relationships among people who want to give back and the nonprofits make change possible.

Nonprofit Finance Fund
Provides a continuum of financing, consulting, and advocacy services to nonprofits and funders nationwide. Operates a Nonprofit Sustainability and Effectiveness Initiative in Los Angeles (detailed on the NFF website). In addition to NFF's regular portfolio of services, this initiative provides local nonprofits facing financial challenges with working capital loans and financial consulting services.

Public Health Foundation Enterprises
Provides a wide spectrum of nationally recognized infrastructure and support expertise in the areas of Fiscal Sponsorship, Infrastructure Management and Consulting Services, allowing nonprofit and government agencies to reduce administrative overhead, improve accountability and spend more time and funding on programming and service delivery.

Riordan Leadership Development Program
Develops and cultivates future leaders for life-long service on boards and/or committees of nonprofit organizations through participation in a 10-month course curriculum and nonprofit organization board training experience.

Southern California Grantmakers
Provides information, training, peer networking and other resources to member philanthropic organizations on major trends and issues impacting philanthropy in the Southern California region.

Special Services for Groups
Provides capacity building and technical assistance through three programs which strengthen medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities; maximize and leverage resources to increase the capacity of small and mid-sized nonprofit and faith-based organizations; and provide technical assistance to train community organizations to conduct their own research and evaluation.

Taproot Foundation
Offers "service grants" to nonprofits across the country, including a number in Los Angeles County, that support pro bono technical assistance from highly qualified corporate and nonprofit professionals.

University of Southern California, Center for Community Health Studies
Provides health and human service organizations with consultation and technical assistance in program evaluation, program development and strategic planning, data collection and information systems, community organizing, outreach, staff and board leadership development, resource development and policy analysis; specialty area of work are outcomes research, modeling and process evaluation; clients include clinics and health centers, and advocacy organizations.

Urban Guild Policy Institute
Provides organizational assessments, strategic planning, resource development, board development and nonprofit makeovers.