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The Music Center today joined with civic and community leaders to dedicate The Music Center Plaza, opening the newly renovated, accessible outdoor urban space and recognizing it as "The Plaza for All." The plaza was closed for 20 months for its  $41 million makeover , which added a host of new features, including glass-covered elevators on both sides of the main staircase off Grand Avenue, a wine bar, a welcome center, a coffee shop,...
Breaking into the nonprofit world is not that different from entering a for-profit organization. However, making the jump from the corporate world into a 501(c)(3) can be daunting—especially when competing against those with seemingly years of charitable bona fides, international volunteer experience, and degrees in public policy. Certain skills are better regarded than others, knowing what you want is half the battle, and an...
1. Know Your Strengths: Evaluating Your Advocacy Capacity Having a keen understanding of organizational capacities is crucial to being able to act quickly when opportunities arise. Take this workshop to understand your organizations strengths, opportunities, and where you can grow. Date: 08/29 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM   2. How to Create a Business with Purpose This is an event for business and nonprofits...
It's Friday and time for a roundup of the best non profit jobs in Los Angeles this week.   1.  Development Director, American Lung Association The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a  Development Director  to join our incredible team in California.   2. Associate Director of Grants, PATH - Los Angeles The Associate Director is responsible for achieving specific grant...
Graduate school is one of the most important cards you can play in your career poker hand. But, it does not come cheap! Furthermore, it will consume a great deal of your precious time. So, is it really a card worth playing? Let's  look at the upside: Among the best reasons to go to graduate school are: It is essential to open the critical doors in professional fields such as healthcare, law,...
Every student in the Los Angeles, Inglewood and Moreno Valley Unified school districts will be receiving a free backpack, just in time for the start of the school year. The L.A. Clippers and their newly-signed superstar Kawhi Leonard announced Tuesday morning that they will be donating one million backpacks. The news was delivered during an event at Leonard’s alma mater, Cloverdale Elementary School. “My goal this year...
Yesterday, L.A.’s premiere open streets festival CicLAvia took to the streets in West Hollywood and Hollywood. The new route included portions of Santa Monica Boulevard, Highland Avenue, and Hollywood Boulevard. CicLAvia is a 501(c)3 non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets.  Tens of thousands of people showed up  without the noise, smog, and danger of...
If you have the right personality, experience and credentials for that dream job you're interviewing for, you won't need to bend over backwards to overcome the interview hurdle? What you might do is fail the test by not getting the basics right. Follow these tips to learn how to ace your job interview, and stand out from the crowd. It’s not as difficult as you think, so follow these tips,  and you’ll be sure to make a...
In the age of LinkedIn and social media, staff are constantly looking at job opportunities that provide them with more development. How do you keep your best staff,  and attract the best candidates for the role? Providing the opportunity for career development will allow your employees to become more engaged and stay motivated within your nonprofit. Below is some key takeaways from HR Dive.   Professional development has...
Hello Monday!  DeepSweep back again with some great events for nonprofit professionals to attend this week in Los Angeles.  The Brain of a Leader: Neuroscience of Inspiring Teams This workshop from the Center for Nonprofit Management will transform your approach to everyday interactions with your team. Utilizing over 100 years of research in the field of leadership and management while incorporating the latest...
Gig workers are being used more frequently to fill labour shortages, but research suggests that the employees are not well embedded into the company. This could be crucial within the nonprofit industry. Nonprofits may find that the organization's mission and the employees work may not align, causing potential problems within the organisation.  Companies are hiring more seasonal gig workers but aren't doing much to include them in...
Management can be incredibly difficult, between motivating your staff to solving challenging questions it is not easy. However, these simple tips can help you become a better boss and motivate your nonprofit staff members behind the organisation's mission.    1. Communicate Better From small nonprofits to multinational, communication is key. If you’re nothing more than a face on a newsletter or a name on an email,...