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.
Valley Nonprofit Resources
Welcome to Valley Nonprofit Resources
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2017 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
Nonprofit Social Enterprises: Pathways to Success and Sustainability is the 11th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference, which will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 8 am- 12:45 pm at the MEND Center in Pacoima. Co-hosted by MEND and CSUN Valley Nonprofit Resources, the conference brings together nonprofit, government, foundation and community leaders on an issue of critical importance to nonprofits serving people living in poverty. This year the topic is nonprofit social enterprises - for-profit programs of nonprofits that can provide additional revenue as well as mission-related services. The opening keynote speaker will be Jan Perry, Director, Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles. Workshop speakers will include senior executives of Chrysalis, Goodwill and YWCA of Los Angeles - each sharing their organization’s experiences with social enterprises. Speakers also will discuss aligning a social enterprise with the nonprofit’s mission, providing opportunities for entry-level and hard-to-employ workers, and making the business case for a social enterprise. Early-bird registration is $99, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register for the Annual MENDing Poverty Conference.
VNR Website Update Since the summer VNR has been working on an update of our website - correcting broken links, adding new publications to the Library, etc. With support from our CSUN webmaster Larae Brown, this comprehensive update is almost done. As always, we welcome feedback about other enhancements that might be made.