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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

Next events in January 2021.


Community Workshops and Conferences

Budgeting 101

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: $120
For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Nonprofit Partnership: Budgeting 101 webpage.

Budgeting is the cornerstone to an organization's ability to thrive. Learn how to build a budget for sound fiscal management for your organization and use your budget to deal with multiple programs and multiple funding sources and cash flow issues. This workshop is for fund development professionals, Executive Directors, and anyone else doing budgeting for nonprofits.

Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: FREE
For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Candid Learning: Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations webpage.

This virtual panel, headed by leaders across the social sector, will explore the various forms that collaboration can take. Speakers will discuss the factors that organizations should evaluate when considering a formal collaboration, how grantmakers can support collaboration amongst their grantees, and more.

SFV Community Action Partnership Alliance Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom
Cost: FREE
To register, please visit the CAP Alliance General Meeting registration page or contact Antonio Morales at amorales@valleyccc.org.

The CAP Alliance brings together organizations that serve the reentry population. The San Fernando Valley CAP Alliance is co-sponsored by Center for Living and Learning, Tarzana Treatment Centers Inc., and Valley Care Community Consortium.

Returning to the Work Site with Ease

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: $75-$95
For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Center for Nonprofit Management: Returning to the Work Site with Ease webpage.

There is an abundance of return to work webinars available during this phase of the pandemic. This event will feature a human resources expert in a round table discussion for leaders in the nonprofit space. It will provide an opportunity to solicit answers to pressing and nonprofit-specific questions and to develop strategic solutions to the challenges that lay ahead as your workforce returns from the virtual space.

Starting & Sustaining A New Nonprofit

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: $40
For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Center for Nonprofit Management: Starting & Sustaining A New Nonprofit webpage.

This introductory course will cover both legal and programmatic fundamentals for starting a nonprofit, including best practices for designing successful programs, recruiting an effective board, developing a sustainable fundraising plan, forming a California nonprofit corporation and applying for tax exemption, and complying with ongoing tax and legal requirements.

Supervising for Success

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: $165-$190
For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Center for Nonprofit Management: Supervising for Success webpage.

Supervising people presents challenges as well as opportunities for growth. This seminar is designed for new nonprofit supervisors and those who have had no formal training in their role. Participants will sharpen their skills to better manage, communicate with, and motivate staff. Participants will also learn new approaches for working with a team in a leadership role to best accomplish goals.

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 the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management webpage.

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 the Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development: Nonprofit and Social Innovation Track webpage.

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 the Undergraduate Minor in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism webpage.

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 the MPA Specialization in Nonprofit Management and Leadership webpage.

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 the MPP Specialization in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Policy webpage.

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 the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy webpage.