CENTER OFFERS UMBRELLA ADVISORY COUNCIL TO COORDINATE EFFORTS OF AREA'S NONPROFIT GROUPS.
Byline: Sharon Cotal Staff Writer
VALENCIA - As Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, continues to grow, so does the importance of nonprofit organizations, and the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. Resource Center is offering several new programs to help charity groups work together.
``Many nonprofit groups don't realize that they are an industry and an important socioeconomic force in the community,'' said Resource Center executive director Laura Piening. ``It's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a for the nonprofits to shift their mentality from thinking of themselves as groups who are always asking for things, and realize how much they offer the community.''
To encourage nonprofit groups to reap the benefits of working together and to meet the increasing demands for nonprofit services, the Resource Center is forming the Nonprofit Leadership Advisory Council.
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The inaugural meeting, titled ``Nonprofits Leading the Way,'' will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn is the name of a chain of hotels operated by Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Garden Inns are considered to be upscale, mid-priced hotels that are designed for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel brand is similar to that of the Courtyard by Marriott brand. in Valencia.
Another new program at the Resource Center is the Meet the Grantmakers series. Nonprofit groups will have the opportunity to establish personal contact with representatives of major foundations in order to learn what criteria they are looking for Looking for
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``It's a great start to building a relationship with these foundation representatives,'' Piening said. ``You get a better understanding of their requirements and you can learn how they think. Plus, it allows foundations from other areas to see what we have to offer here in Santa Clarita.''
The first session will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Cost is $20, and includes lunch.
Fred J. Ali, a Santa Clarita resident who serves as president of the Weingart Foundation, and Carolyn Williams, corporate community relations manager for Sempra Energy, will be on hand to discuss their funding guidelines as well as answer questions from the audience.
A second Meet the Grantmakers meeting will take place Nov. 15, with panelists Tara Westman from the California Community Foundation The California Community Foundation, located in Los Angeles, California serves all of Los Angeles County and is the United States' second-oldest community foundation. It has assets of over $1 billion and makes grants for several different charitable purposes. , Karen Escalante-Dalton with California Endowment and Dennis Luppins from the city of Santa Clarita.
For more information about these and other programs, the Resource Center has a new Web site located at www.scvrc.org. Nonprofits can access the site to get current information on resources available at the center, updates on training and seminars, tips and trends from the nonprofit world and information on local collaborations.
The site was created by Rosalind Edmonds of Edmonds Computers Consulting Inc., who volunteered her time for the project, and is hosted by CaseTek at no cost. CaseTek offers free Web site hosting to all Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organizations and can be reached at (661) 294-2424.