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 5,600 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
10/16/2018 - Creating an Annual Development Plan: Guidelines for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits
10/25/2018 - Re-Thinking Strategic Planning and Transition Planning
11/13/2018 - Financing Alternatives and Financial Management
Featured Publications
(visit Library for a complete list)
2018 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.

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Creating an Annual Development Plan: Guidelines for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits In this free workshop, participants will learn about creating a framework to build an effective annual development plan for their nonprofits, one that incorporates fundraising tools and how they can leverage current activities to achieve greater and sustainable success. Specific topics include: goal setting, tying goals to strategic plans, the ROI on different fundraising activities and how to utilize them strategically to achieve both financial and organizational positioning goals. Templates and worksheets that can be adapted to participants' specific organizations will be provided. The workshop will be led by Cassie R. Carter, Senior Consultant, Campbell & Company. The workshop will be held on October 16, 2018 from 4-6 pm in Reseda. For more information, contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright, 818/677-2774 or email Ashley Wright.

Re-Thinking Strategic Planning and Transition Planning VNR Executive Director Dr. Thomas Backer and expert nonprofit consultants Janet Levine and Matt Zarcufsky will focus this free workshop on how nonprofits can re-shape strategic plans to address uncertainty, and enhance transition planning for key staff and board members. CSUN Professor Jodi Brown will briefly share her recent research on how nonprofit leaders are handling uncertainty now. The workshop, funded by grants from Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, UniHealth Foundation and Wells Fargo, will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 4-6 pm at Strength United. Co-sponsors are Valley Care Community Consortium, Valley Providers Collaborative, CSUN Institute for Community Health and Well-Being, Reseda Community Network, Burbank Nonprofit ED Coalition, LA Family Housing and Valley Economic Alliance. For more information and to register, please contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or email Ashley Wright.  This event is part of the VNR Uncertainty Initiative.

Financing Alternatives and Financial Management Consultant and former Nonprofit Finance Fund executive Karla Salazar will join Valley Economic Development Corporation's Alex Guerrero and Wells Fargo Bank’s Maira Chevez-Serrano for this free workshop. It will cover options for financing - ranging from bank lines of credit to specialized third-party organizations such as Nonprofit Finance Fund, along with state-of-the-art approaches to enhancing overall financial management. The workshop, funded by grants from Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Kaiser Permanente, UniHealth Foundation and Wells Fargo, will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 4-6 pm at Child and Family Guidance Center. Co-sponsors are Valley Care Community Consortium, Valley Providers Collaborative, CSUN Institute for Community Health and Well-Being, Reseda Community Network, Burbank Nonprofit ED Coalition, LA Family Housing and Valley Economic Alliance. For more information and to register, please contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or email Ashley Wright.

Executive Service Corps’ 2019 Executive Directors Leadership Institute The 2019 Wells Fargo Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI) is a 12-month leadership coaching program designed to help both new and experienced Executive Directors transform their leadership, strengthen their network and guide their organizations toward long-term sustainability. This program provides dedicated one-on-one coaching, peer learning and comprehensive training, which helps nonprofit leaders turn their visions into reality. It is the only program designed exclusively for nonprofit Executive Directors in our region that combines long-term coaching and training. For more information, please contact Janet McIntyre, Vice President of Programs and Training, via email or call (213) 613-9103 x20.