Online and Offline Fundraising for Everyone | Presented by Envision Consulting

Online and Offline Fundraising for Everyone
Presented by Envision Consulting

Thursday, June 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Near Pasadena, CA (RSVP for Location)

As a nonprofit leader, what will you need to know about fundraising? Join the leadership and fundraising professionals for a crash course on fundraising must-knows for aspiring leaders. We’ll explore:
- Fundraising essentials and best practices
- Online giving versus in-person giving
- Why everyone has a role in fundraising
- What is a culture of philanthropy and how to build and lead one
- Success stories for using new (and not so new) technologies
Julie Ha Truong, Envision Consulting
Julie Lacouture, Good Ways Inc

Members: RSVP for FREE
Nonmembers: RSVP for $10

Navigating the Nonprofit Job Hunt - Professional Development Workshop

Whether you're starting your nonprofit career, growing professionally, transitioning into the sector, or looking for great new hires, understanding how to approach the job hunt is a critical first step.

Navigating the Nonprofit Job Hunt
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm
Near Culver City, CA (RSVP for details)

During this interactive professional development workshop, Amy Shea of the executive search firm Korn Ferry will walk you through the best practices for establish your personal brand, marketing yourself, networking, understand the culture, and demonstrating passion.

Free parking is provided!

Members: RSVP for FREE
Nonmembers: RSVP for $10

Building an Authentic Vision - Professional Development Workshop

In 2007, Ryan Choura bought small rental company in the South Bay and was faced with the challenge of representing himself and his brand in a way that was both authentic and captivating.

With the help of strong mentors, self-reflection, and a vision for success, Ryan reinvented himself and turned his small enterprise into an award-winning event production company whose highlights include Coachella, Stage Coach, Summer X-Gamas, the ESPYs, and more.

During this workshop, Ryan will share his story and guide to you to define your own vision success, take a critical look at your management and marketing strategies, and have the courage to open the door to opportunities that come knocking.

Building an Authentic Vision
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 
Near Culver City, CA (RSVP for details)

Members: RSVP for FREE (scroll down)
Nonmembers: RSVP for $10

Questions? Contact Brian Rosenbaum at [email protected].

Presented in partnership with Antioch University M.A. in Nonprofit Management Program

Nonprofit Leadership Workshop


Want to lead change? Learn what's needed in today nonprofit leaders and explore your potential leadership in the sector. Gain perspectives on your applicable skills/experience, what drives you, and specific actions to progress in your career. We'll also discuss the responsibility nonprofit leadership and leading real, impactful, lasting change.

What: Nonprofit Leadership Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00-6:30pm Networking | 6:30-8:00pm Workshop
Where: Near Pasadena, CA (must register for address)

This highly interactive and supportive session will have you reflecting, dialoguing, and identifying concrete steps to help you reach your goals. Facilitated by Julie Ha Truong, Principal at Envision Consulting -- leadership, search, and strategy experts.

Topics we'll explore through include:
  • The leadership gap and solutions.
  • Your passion, skills, and education. 
  • Goal identification and action steps.
  • Career advancement and personal branding.
  • Building networks and accessing supports.

Members: Register for FREE at
Nonmembers: Register for $10 at

Register today: Goal Setting Professional Development Workshop


The new year is here and there is so much possibility...but a vision without a plan is just a dream. 

Join us for our first professional development workshop of the year on the topic of Goal Setting.

During this interactive workshop, participants will be guided to set strategic, thoughtful goals for 2018 in a number of categories, such as personal, professional, financial, relational, etc. This workshop was a big hit last January, so we are excited to bring it back to kick off the new year.

This session will be facilitated by Bethanee Epifani, motivational speaker, author, and teacher. Learn more about her at

Members: RSVP for free at
Nonmembers: Join this workshop for $10 at

Become a member today for as little as $30/year. Learn more at!

CSR: The Next Frontier

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a term that has jumped into relevance in the last handful of years. It is defined as a company’s sense of responsibility to the community and environment that it operates in. Companies have noticed upticks in new customer growth, customer loyalty, and customer satisfaction when CSR activation are in place.


CSR is crucial to a company’s success. With that in mind, it is just as crucial that nonprofits understand the corporate mindset when it comes to philanthropy and what it takes to make partnerships between companies and nonprofits work.

I recently spoke with a marketing professional who works with nonprofit partners as part of her company’s CSR efforts. She spoke from her own experience, and I have chosen to keep her and the company anonymous. Her thoughts help provide a good perspective on what makes a good CSR partner on both sides of the equation.

What is your role in your company’s CSR efforts?
I have been the point person for many of our charity/nonprofit partners.  I am responsible for maintaining and leveraging these relationships to develop mutually beneficial and meaningful projects. 

What philosophy directs your company’s CSR?
It’s a work in progress.  We need to work on crystallizing this across the organization but historically it has been sustainability or "places we play" (e.g. land access and conservation).  To make our efforts more effective in future, we need to focus in on one area. 

How does CSR connect to your company’s overall marketing strategy?
Traditionally it hasn't really, we have aligned ourselves with certain partners (cause organizations), but we haven't done a good job of leveraging those partners and causes.  Ideally, we would be able to connect our CSR projects back to the company’s general philosophy and build our brand. 

What is your favorite CSR activation (either as a customer or in your role at your company)?
To be honest, I don't have one. We have not done a good job of successfully executing CSR programs.  It is something we are working to change; as our industry becomes more competitive with new developments in technology, quality CSR activations with respected nonprofit partners are essential to maintaining our market share.

What qualities do you look for in a nonprofit partner in a CSR effort?
We look for two things:  (1) Collaboration to develop mutually beneficial programming and (2) a way activate our audience for the cause.


Emma Standring-Trueblood is one of YNPN LA's Guest Bloggers. Connect with her on LinkedIn and comment below and add your voice to the conversation.

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