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    – October 2019 Edition –

    Helping nonprofit leaders
    do better at doing good!

    OUR MISSION:  California Lutheran University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership builds the leadership and management capacity of individuals and organizations serving the Ventura County region. 

    You are Cordially Invited!

    2019 Celebration of the Sector
    Featuring Keynote Speaker Jacob Harold, CEO of GuideStar

    We cordially invite you to join us for our annual gathering of the region’s nonprofit sector, where we will celebrate our local nonprofit leaders, prominent philanthropists, and generous community of members and donors.

    At this year’s Annual Celebration of the Sector, we welcome Jacob Harold, the CEO of GuideStar, as our guest speaker. GuideStar is the largest source of information on U.S. nonprofit organizations.

    CNL Annual Celebration of the Sector
    “Philanthropy in Flux: Nonprofits and Giving in a Changing World”
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Cal Lutheran – Thousand Oaks
    Lundring Events Center

    Seating is limited, RSVP is required.

    Interested in sponsoring this event?
    Learn more here, or contact Dena Jenson at [email protected].

    (NEW!) VIP/Member Exclusive Event!
    Dialogue with Jacob Harold – October 30th

    As a special members-only benefit, we cordially invite you to join us the following day at one of two roundtable conversations with Jacob Harold, CEO of Guidestar.

    These important discussions will build upon the keynote remarks from our annual Celebration of the Sector event and provide the opportunity to explore trends, opportunities and challenges facing our region’s nonprofit sector.
    Come be part of the discussion!

    This special access invitation is limited to executive directors and/or board chairs from CNL’s membership community and select guests (2 person max per organization).

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 23.

    West County
    Museum of Ventura County
    Event Pavilion
    100 E Main St.,
    Ventura, CA  93001
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    East County
    Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (Courtesy of TOARTS)
     Founders Room
    2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
    1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Special thanks to the Museum of Ventura County and TOARTS for hosting these exciting sessions!

    Nonprofit Employment Opportunities!

    With the hope of matching strong, qualified candidates with exciting job opportunities in the region’s nonprofit sector, we are delighted to offer the Center for Nonprofit Leadership Job Posting Board.

    BROWSE new job opportunities or POST an open position.

    Nonprofit Resiliency Institute Funded in 2020

    Special thanks to the Amgen Foundation for supporting the continuation of the Center’s Nonprofit Resiliency Institute! 

    Learn more!

    “I feel very privileged that the Discovery Center was selected to participate in this program. We’re getting clarity on what we need to be doing.  In both the classes and one-on-one coaching, we’re getting new tools to use. The whole program is helpful, and it’s giving us the resources to go back to our board and make forward progress.”

    — Anne Thille, Executive Director

    Member Happenings

    TOARTS  – Curtain Up!
    October 4, 2019: Save the date for the party of the year as we raise the roof of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – celebrating 25 years of the arts. Curtain Up will feature a gastronomic retrospective of five decades of food, a private concert with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, and an afterparty with a surprise you will NOT want to miss!

    Many Mansions – New Veteran’s Housing!
    Many Mansions is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new Veteran’s Housing, Ormond Beach Villas property. Ormond Beach Villas will consist of 40-units. Ormond Beach Villas will be serving chronically homeless veterans, homeless veterans with a disability and low to verylow income veteran families. Free on-site site services will be provided by Many Mansions, LA Family Housing and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. This development will have a number of on-site amenities including; community room, on-site laundry, playground, designated BBQ/Picnic area, and art mural.

    New West Symphony – Sunday Concerts now at Rancho Campaña Performing Arts Center!
    The New West Symphony will move its Sunday matinee concerts for its 2019/2020 season to the Rancho Campaña Performing Arts Center in Camarillo, effective with itsseason opening concert on Sunday October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm. The Rancho Campaña PAC opened in 2016 and features modern technology, great acoustics, comfortable seating, free parking, ADA compliance, and easy access. The $20 million, 27,500-square-foot venue has 685 seats, which will comfortably accommodate the Symphony’s West Ventura County audiences. New West Symphony will continue to perform Saturday nights at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, opening its 25th anniversary season October 5, 2019 at 7:30pm. New West Symphony presents 6 concert weekends per season, and tickets are available at

    Make-a-Wish Tri-Counties – Rams Night for Wishes
    Join us for our second annual Rams Night for Wishes hosted byfour time Pro Bowler Andrew Whitworth on October 7, 2019 at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village. This exclusive event is one of a kind in Ventura County with  hosted cocktail reception, dinner, live, and silent auctions, players challenge and entertainment. The Los Angeles Rams players, cheerleaders, and mascot ‘Rampage’ will join forces to raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties. Limited tickets will be sold, for more information contact [email protected] or 805-676-9474.

    Thousand Oaks Library Foundation   New Teen Space!
    Stop by to see the new Teen Space at the Thousand Oaks Library and drop into the Foundation’s Gift Store. The Gift Store is set up with all your Fall and Halloween needs. Don’t forget every 20th of the month you will receive 20% off all merchandise.

    Are you a member and have something to share? Submit your happenings (event, award, milestone etc.) to [email protected] for consideration.

    Become A Better Boss in 1-Day – REGISTER NOW
    Employee Performance Coaching & Development Training
    Wednesday, Oct. 16
    8:30am – 5:00pm

    Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
    Last 2019 Session!  This engaging, high impact 1-day leadership development program is designed to help anyone with direct reports, regardless of experience or title, to become a better coach and learn key disciplines to maximize every team member’s performance. Save a 25-year learning curve for only $295. A DiSC® Management style assessment, continental breakfast, and lunch included.

    2019 National Philanthropy Day
    Tuesday, November 12

    Santa Barbara Beachfront Hilton
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Learn more here.

    FREE Webinars

    Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win
    Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11:00 a.m.

    Kickstarting Your Strategic Planning Process
    Bridgespan Group
    Thursday, Oct. 14, 12 p.m.

    Countdown to Your Best Year-End Giving Campaign
    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.

    It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community
    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m.

    Click here to view the 50 free Webinars offered in October!

    In this Edition

    • Celebration of the Sector
    • Job Board
    • Member Happenings
    • Webinars

    Upcoming Workshops

    Building a More Powerful Board
    Friday, October 4
    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Simi Valley Public Library
    2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93063

    Local nonprofit leaders will share their secrets to creating and governing successful boards – including how they create value for their board while maximizing the outcome for their organization.

    Non-Members: $35
    Individual Members: $25
    Org Members: No Additional Cost
    Facilitated by: Caryn Bosson

    Learn More | Register

    Nonprofit Leadership Council – November 
    Thursday, November 7
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Cal Lutheran – Oxnard Center

    Think Money First! Join nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, David Greco for this highly interactive presentation on the full cost of doing our work and what it really takes to deliver great outcomes.

    Non-Members: $35
    Individual Members: No Additional Cost
    Org Members: No Additional Cost

    Learn More | Register

    Media Relations 101
    Friday, November 15
    10:00 a.m. – Noon

    Cal Lutheran – Oxnard Center

    This workshop encompasses the basics of understanding and generating news media coverage and working with media.

    Non-Members: $35
    Individual Members: $25
    Org Members: No Additional Cost
    Facilitated by: Stephanie Dufner

    Learn More | Register

    Cool Things Happening in our Region…

    Successful Gift Planning with Current Tax Laws
    AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter

    Thursday, October 10
    12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    Ventura Marriott
    2055 E Harbor Blvd Ventura, CA 93001

    Aaron Ritter, Financial Advisor at Avalan Wealth Management, will discuss charitable giving new tax laws and what they mean for you and your donors.

    AFP Members: $35
    Non-members: $55


    “The Center for Nonprofit Leadership focuses on leadership development on all levels which in turn creates a bigger impact on an organizations success. It offers access to valuable education sessions, expert trainers and speakers that help sharpen our skills and knowledge as well as strengthens personal and organizational relationships. 

    The Center for Nonprofit Leadership fosters a positive culture of philanthropy that has a positive impact in our community. “

     Carrie Hughes, Director of Development & Public Relations
        Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families 


    Center for Nonprofit Leadership, California Lutheran University

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