Established in 2007, Valley Nonprofit Resources offers both information and services to strengthen the more than 4,500 nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Welcome to VNR's website! Click on the buttons to your left and at the top to access many resources that can help you increase the effectiveness of your nonprofit.
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Contacting VNR at California State University Northridge As announced previously, Valley Nonprofit Resources now is part of CSUN, located in Sierra Hall 281 on the Western end of the campus. Contact VNR staff at 818/677-2774 or email@example.com. Our website, www.valleynonprofitresources.org will continue in operation through August 31, after which we'll move to a webpage on the CSUN website - you'll get an address for the webpage shortly.
Workshop on Board Development for Glendale and Burbank Nonprofits For the last four years, VNR has been bringing together nonprofits in the cities of Glendale and Burbank. The latest event in this series will be a joint workshop on nonprofit board development, to be held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Glendale YWCA from 4-6 pm. This dynamic workshop will feature national and state nonprofit sector leader Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). Her approaches to board governance and board role in fundraising are both unconventional and creative - she will discuss strategies for recruiting effective Board members, orienting them to their governance role, and engaging them actively in fundraising. The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided.
The workshop is offered in partnership with the Cities of Glendale and Burbank, and co-sponsors include California Association of Nonprofits, Glendale YWCA, Glendale Adventist Hospital, Glendale Arts, Glendale Healthier Community Coalition, Glendale Healthy Kids, Glendale Nonprofit Executive Directors Coalition, Burbank Coordinator Council, Burbank Council of Nonprofit Executives, Burbank Cultural Affairs Commission, Leadership Burbank, Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center Burbank and Community Foundation of the Verdugos.
Speaker Jan Masaoka also will stay on at the meeting site from 6-6:30 pm for a brief interaction with participants about the latest developments in legislative and community issues for nonprofits in Southern California. For more information and to register, please contact VNR project coordinator Julaine Konselman at 818/677-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Latino Clients Access Hunger/Nutrition Services San Fernando Valley nonprofits serve 40-80% Latino clients, and can help their clients access hunger and nutrition-related services in culturally appropriate ways, including through Latino community organizations. This workshop for nonprofit staff and volunteers will put public services like CalFresh and the Urban Agriculture Committee, along with nonprofits like the LA Regional Food Bank, into a Latino cultural context that can help in building awareness, increasing access, and bringing multigenerational families together. Valley Nonprofit Resources and its Latino Initiative are partnering with California Food Policy Advocates on this free workshop, which will be held September 24, 2014 from 4-6 pm in Pacoima. It will be coordinated by CFPA's Yolanda Anguiano, and speakers will include LA Regional Food Bank's Jessica Jones and Los Angeles City Councilperson Felipe Fuentes. Refreshments and handout materials will be provided. For more information and to register, please contact VNR project coordinator Julaine Konselman at 818/677-2774 or email@example.com.
Photo of the San Fernando Valley courtesy of Randy Witt Productions