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
11/13/2018 - Financing Alternatives and Financial Management
12/4/2018 - Handling Upcoming Changes in Nonprofit Accounting Standards
12/5/2018 - Involving Families in Self-Management for Latinos with Type II Diabetes
12/11/2018 - Testing a Film on Nonprofit Transitional Housing for Older, LGBTQ, and Homeless Individuals
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.

In the News

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.

Handling Upcoming Changes in Nonprofit Accounting Standards Karen Miessner, Partner at accounting firm SingerLewak, will lead this workshop addressing recent changes in nonprofit accounting standards, and how they affect the accounting practices of both smaller and larger nonprofits. A free electronic toolkit for use in handling these new standards will be provided to all participants. The workshop is part of the VNR Uncertainty Initiative, funded by grants from Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Kaiser Permanente, UniHealth Foundation and Wells Fargo.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 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.

Involving Families in Self-Management for Latinos with Type II DiabetesThis free workshop will share results from a two-year project that developed and field-tested a Spanish-language Latino Multi-Family Group program to build family support for self-management of Type II diabetes.  Funded by a grant from UniHealth Foundation, VNR worked with four local agencies as field test sites, in collaboration with Alex Kopelowicz, MD, Chief of Psychiatry at Olive View Medical Center.  Dr. Kopelowicz will lead this workshop, and all participants will be provided at no charge with a manual for bringing this program into their own setting.  Results from the field tests show that the program is especially effective in increasing patients’ confidence about their self-management skills. Audrey Simons and Rita Jauregui, who led the field-test at San Fernando Community Health Center, will share their experiences, and participants will be encouraged to ask questions about how the program can best be used in different settings, such as medical centers, FQHCs and community health and wellness agencies.  The workshop will be held Wednesday, December 5, from 4-6 pm at SFCHC in the City of San Fernando.  For more information and to register, please contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or email Ashley Wright.

Testing a Film on Nonprofit Transitional Housing for Older, LGBTQ, and Homeless Individuals CSUN Professor Luciana Lagana will present preliminary findings of her research using a film to reduce ageism and improve attitudes towards older, LGBTQ and homeless individuals. Supported partly by a HIRI Nonprofit Research Fellowship grant, the film will be shown along with lecture-discussion on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1-2:30 pm in the Whitsett Room.  The film features interviews with older LGBTQ individuals residing in transitional housing and with operators of this housing (highlighting challenges encountered by nonprofits in this arena, such as nearby homeowners worried about possible declines in local real estate values).  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.