Youth Development Network

YDN believes that sustainable change in support of youth development happens through continued education and networking opportunities. YDN hosts convenings of youth providers and other community stakeholders to create networking and learning opportunities. No one agency can develop young people. We are all responsible for the successful development of youth. YDN convenings are ways to help agencies connect, coordinate and leverage resources and surface issues affecting youth in our region

Social Media Club: Sacramento

Social Media Club’s primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators. Essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve for everyone’s benefit. We are more than just USERS, we are the reason the tools exist – we are the people who communicate our thoughts and ideas near and far. Join us and let’s shape the future together!

Public Relations Society of America CA Capital Chapter

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) CA Capital Chapter links California’s northern Central Valley and Foothill communities to the world’s largest organization of PR professionals.  PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession.

The Planned Giving Forum of Sacramento

PGFS is a professional organization dedicated to:

  • Providing education opportunities and resources for planned giving professionals
  • Promoting planned giving as an effective philanthropic option for donors
  • Providing a networking system for practitioners and professional advisors.

Meeting: several luncheon meetings per year and an annual conference.

Environmental Council of Sacramento


The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit organization, was born in response to the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Sacramento environmental leaders came together to create a visionary forum and an action oriented coalition for the region. Initially formed to coordinate the activities of member organizations, ECOS reformed itself in 1991 to become a hybrid organization that has both organizational and individual members.

Our mission is to achieve regional and community sustainability and a healthy environment for existing and future residents.

By working proactively with our members, member organizations, local government, and community groups, ECOS will energize and bring positive change to the Sacramento region as we strive to develop thriving communities.

California Society of Association Executives

CalSAE has nearly 1,100 members, and is the third largest local Society of Association Executives in the nation. CalSAE serves the entire state of California and includes a rich array of education and training programs, services, and networking opportunities. We serve association professionals at all levels, and promote strong peer and business relationships. CalSAE membership includes executives from prominent trade and professional associations and societies throughout California. Membership is also open to individuals who supply goods and services to the association community, including representatives of the hotel and travel industry, information management firms, independent meeting planners, insurance companies, printers, and financial institutions among others.

Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento

The Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento is a professional organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities and resources for planned giving professionals, promoting planned giving as an effective philanthropic option for donors, and providing a networking system for practitioners and professional advisors. The Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento holds several luncheon meetings per year as well as an annual conference. For more information see their website:

Planned Giving

Sac Metro Arts Commission

Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Great Art Makes a Great Community

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), established in 1977, is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting and advancing the arts in the region. Funded by the City and County, we provide funding to local artists and arts groups; we promote the arts through marketing, outreach and education initiatives; we provide resources to support and increase regional arts education activities; and we serve as a community partner and resource.

The agency is guided by 11 Commissioners, five appointed by the Sacramento City Council, five appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, and one appointed jointly by the mayors of Folsom, Isleton, and Galt.  The Arts Commission meets on the second Monday of every month or as needed.