Volunteers Needed to Host Nonprofit Neighborhood Hangouts across LA


Volunteers Needed!

Help your fellow nonprofiteers to come together, build relationships, and grow our community. "Nonprofit Neighborhood Hangouts" are casual get-togethers hosted by volunteers at times and locations that are convenient for them. Then, we promote these opportunities as if they were normal events!

Our Downtown LA Nonprofit Networking Lunch is an example of this. We're especially interested in folks stepping up in Long Beach, the South Bay, Westside, Downtown, San Fernando Valley, South LA, East LA, and the San Gabriel Valley.

This is also a great chance to learn some basic event planning and build your own brand. We provided all the training and support for you to lift your Hangout off the ground.

Interested in learning more? Let us know!

Self Care Workshop: Caring For Others by Caring For Yourself

Self-care is a critical practice that we too often push to the back burner.

Join us on Thursday, Nov 16 from 6-8pm for our Self Care Workshop: Caring For Others by Caring For Yourself. This interactive training will focus on supporting those who work in the nonprofit field to care for themselves while caring for others.

Facilitated by Kaleigh Cornelison, MSW.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00-6:30pm - networking
6:30-8:00pm - workshop
Near Downtown LA | rsvp for the address

Member price: FREE - rsvp at www.ynpnla.org/selfcarepd
Nonmember price: $10 - rsvp at www.ynpnla.org/selfcarepdnon

Attendance is limited to 30 people. Register today!

Starting a New Job: Before, During, and After

Recently, a good friend who is starting a new job soon asked me for my best piece of advice so she can start off on the right foot. After thinking it over, I went online to see experts recommend...and the advice out there is overwhelming. So I decided to make my own guide!

This list is a compilation of great resources I found online, my own knowledge as a social worker, and my experiences as a nonprofit professional. Feel free to add your input in the comments!

Read more

Announcing our Next Professional Development Workshop: Introduction to Organizing

Building people power through organizing is a way to influence policy and systems-level change and strengthen the direct service and issue-advocacy work you're already doing at your non-profit and in your volunteer life.

This interactive training will introduce you to philosophies and frameworks key to strong organizing work, demystifying what "organizing" actually is and revealing it simultaneously as a set of knowledge/skills and a way of life.

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm
Where: near Downtown LA | address will be provided upon registration

Members: FREE! - register at www.ynpnla.org/organizingPD
Nonmembers: $10 - register at www.ynpnla.org/organizingNON

Welcome our Newest Board Member, Rob!


Say hello to our newest board member, Rob Muschler!

Rob is currently an Associate Consultant at NPO Solutions, a consulting company that specializes in strategy development, capacity building, and evaluation for nonprofit organizations.

A Minnesota native, Rob has spent his entire career working in the nonprofit space for a wide variety of agencies – from youth development organizations to foundations to mental health providers.

He received his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and holds an undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University. 

8/7/17 update



Happy Monday, friends!

Here at YNPN LA, we know most folks can't attend most of our events due to timing, traffic, and our crazy lives. To create more opportunities for folks to plug into our network, we're starting a new initiative -- Nonprofit Neighborhood Hangouts!

We want YOU to hold a casual gathering in your neighborhood (at your favorite coffee shop, bar, park, etc.) where fellow nonprofiteers can make connections, build community, and not have to drive across town to do it! Sunday brunch, Tuesday happy hour, Thursday lunch hangout, or any combination thereof -- the options are limitless. We'll even help you with planning and promotion via our official platforms (Facebook, email, etc.). Interested? Let us know!

Keep reading for more opportunities to get involved this month, including our Mixer with YNPN OC on Aug 24 and our Proactive Management Workshop on Aug 30.

Click here to RSVP

August Nonprofit Networking Mixer with YNPN OC

Make your network work for you! Mix it up with like-minded folks, enjoy a drink with a view, and join our community of change-makers.

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm
  • VUE Bar + Restaurant
    2640 N Lakewood Blvd, Penthouse Level
    Long Beach, CA 90815 (map)
  • Click here to RSVP by August 21

VUE is conveniently located near Long Beach Airport at the 405 Freeway and Lakewood Blvd.

Seeking a volunteer photographer! We're looking for someone to capture the YNPN magic at this social! Must own a camera and have a great eye for photos. Email us at marketing@ynpnla.org if you can help at this mixer or a future event!

proactive.jpgStop Putting Out Fires! Attend our Proactive Management Workshop

Do you ever feel like you are constantly putting out fires or caught in the trap of reacting to situations, when YOU really should be leading your work week? The solution is a strategy called "Proactive Management," and it is within your reach! 

During this workshop, attendees will learn about the root causes of fires, how we as leaders help create them, and how to proactively identify the sources and signals warning of potential fires.

WHEN: Weds, Aug 30, 6:00pm
WHERE: Culver City, CA (RSVP for the address)

NON-MEMBERS: Attend this workshop for only $10 (click here to reserve your spot).
Attendance is limited to 30 spots.

Find Your Next Coworker via our Job Board!

Is your organization hiring? YNPN LA's online Job Board is accessible by our 200+ paid members, who are hungry to grow in the nonprofit field! You must be a member to post on the Job Board. Join for only $30/year and gain access to this resource, as well as our regular professional development workshops, community partnerships and events, and priority for YNPN LA leadership opportunities.


Click here to join today!


The Grantsmanship Center is offering its 5-day grantwriting program for as little as $200 for LA County nonprofits with budgets under $10M! The cost for this course is typically more than $1,000.

This course includes an hour-long funder panel and is fully catered! Click here to learn more.

Seeking Board & Committee Members
Our awesome leadership team!

Looking for leadership opportunities? Look no further.

Two members of our Board will be transitioning off at the end of the year, so we are actively looking to fill their spots. Board Members commit to actively participating in:

  • One board meeting per month (in-person or virtual) (2-3 hrs/mo)
  • Join one committee and support its goals (2-3 hrs/wk)
  • One committee meeting per month (in-person or virtual) (~2 hrs/mo)
  • Most mixers throughout the year (3 hrs/mo)

Interested? Email me at brian@ynpnla.org. Not enough time to be a board member, but want to support a committee? We need you, too!

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Yours in the movement,

Brian Rosenbaum, MSW, CVA
Board President
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Los Angeles
brian@ynpnla.org | 424-341-3538 (Google Voice)




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