Nonprofit Consultants Networking Group

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A group of experienced consultants, including members of our Impact Foundry faculty, have formed the Nonprofit Consultants Networking Group. They want to help build the capacity of consultants and leverage the collective group experience to support each other. We think this is a great idea.

If you are a consultant to nonprofit organizations, or you want to become one, this is a networking group for you! Watch for an interest survey and event information in the near future. Meanwhile, if you are interested in receiving information about the Nonprofit Consultant Networking Group, email us and we’ll put you on the distribution list.

Together, we can do more good for the nonprofits in our region. Issues facing the nonprofit world continue to become more complex and as consultants it is important to stay abreast of those changes and possible solutions for the field.

Email us if you are interested in joining at [email protected]

Youth Development Network

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Grant Professionals Association

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GPA is the first organization focused solely on the advancement of grantsmanship as a profession and the support of its practitioners.  The Grant Professionals Association builds and supports a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good.

Environmental Council of Sacramento

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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

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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.

California Lawyers for the Arts

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California Lawyers for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization which provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to people in the creative arts and arts organizations. Founded in 1974 by lawyers and artists, CLA’s programs and services are designed to help artists understand and apply legal concepts.

Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento

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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