Partners

Community groups working with us.

Junior League of Orange County

The Junior League of Orange County California, Inc. (JLOCC) is a women’s volunteer organization committed to improving the lives of the underserved in the Orange County community through the effective action and leadership of its trained members.

 

Overview

The JLOCC is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLOCC reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

Vision

The members of the JLOCC share a vision of a community in which the health, safety, and education of all individuals are promoted and supported.

Young Nonprofit Professional Network – LA & OC

OqXPbkTk_400x400All programming is developed to advance our goal of fostering a more diverse, skilled, and robust nonprofit sector — and a stronger Los Angeles & Orange County. Learn more about our efforts.

Overview

From its beginning in 1997 as an informal gathering of peers in San Francisco, YNPN has grown to become one of the nation’s largest associations of nonprofit practitioners. To better serve this growing national network and provide infrastructure for local chapters across the country, YNPN National incorporated as an independent, national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2004. YNPN National provides support and resources for local YNPN networks through leadership development, networking and advocacy activities.

Young Catholic Professionals

12316442_913489808688935_7693059696171409303_nTo encourage young adults working in various professions to ‘Work in Witness for Christ’.

Overview

The Orange County Chapter of YCP offers monthly events to serve the professional and spiritual growth of young Catholic professionals in Orange County.  As a national organization, YCP membership consists of young adults in their 20s and 30s, single and married, who are highly motivated to achieve personal and professional success while seeking a greater understanding of their Catholic faith. We also welcome professionals who may not be Catholic, but are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Members benefit from access to exclusive networking events, executive speaking events across a variety of industries, spiritual direction, executive mentors, panel discussions, monthly newsletters, and more.

Website: Young Catholic Professionals

Forge 54

13887062_1304337429578498_3849964189109701929_nRevamp marketing and branding efforts of a non-profit organization during the course of 54 hours.

Overview

A collaborative, weekend-long marketing experience where advertisers, designers, developers, creatives, professionals and students converge to donate their time and talents to create, inspire, and help great causes.  During each high-energy, 54-hour event, our expert creative teams adopt a non-profit organization and work together to totally revamp their marketing and branding efforts.

Website: Forge 54

Seed OC

avatar_large_0f9dd760b5We believe in a beautiful world in which our natural and business environments thrive in harmony. We empower leaders to shape a sustainable future. We know change doesn’t happen by accident. We view Seed as an incubator that transforms today’s high achieving outliers into tomorrow’s environmentally conscious leaders.

Overview

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides pro-bono consulting to influential organizations pioneering a healthier and more environmentally sustainable California. Our consultants are high achieving outliers from a broad range of industries and academic disciplines with an insatiable desire to serve. We have thriving chapters across the state in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco.  In 2014, we saw a need for an innovative partnership between professionals and nonprofits to tackle California’s urgent environmental and public health problems. Since our inception, we have grown to 3 thriving chapters with over 85 consultants and 36 completed projects in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco.

Website: Seed OC

 

Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Society

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.34.17 PMThis YP organization is your chance to learn and give back in a very direct, hands-on way.  Volunteer experiences take place onsite and involve significant interactions with the RMH guests.

Overview

Giving is what Red Shoe Society is all about! Giving of time, inspiration, creativity and raising funds to help the Orange County Ronald McDonald House provide a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families. This group offers its membership various ways to become involved with OCRMH. Members can directly make an impact on the lives of others and become leaders in our community.  Red Shoe Society members help to provide meals for the families staying at the Houses and host fundraising events throughout the year.

Website: Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Society

 

Raise Foundation Kids’ Table

A focused group of YPs dedicated to all things Raise Foundation.  Their annual “Summer Soiree” organized by the “Kids’ Table” has garnered significant success and has proven a good breading ground for new board members.

Overview

The Kids’ Table is a group of young professionals working with The Raise Foundation to help strengthen families. They believe that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and healthy home. They come to the table once a month on behalf of kids; planning fundraising events, basic needs drives and awareness campaigns to support the work that The Raise Foundation is doing in Orange County.

Ongoing networking events and a signature event called “Summer Soiree.”

Website: Raise Foundation Kids’ Table

Make A Wish Young Professionals

make ypTo have an active role in ensuring that every medically eligible child in Orange County and the Inland Empire receives a wish.

Overview

The Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire Young Professionals are a diverse group of young leaders under the age of 40 who are dedicated to supporting the mission of Make-A-Wish. Becoming a Young Professionals member is fun, rewarding, looks great on your résumé and puts you in a position to give back directly instead of watching from the sidelines.

Members help promote Make-A-Wish by participating in and hosting events geared toward young professionals in order to increase awareness, encourage volunteerism and raise funds for the organization.

Website: Make A Wish YPs

LEAD OC

Screen-Shot-2017-04-12-at-9.24.39-AMLEAD OC’s mission is to provide a platform for Orange County’s leading executives and directors to combine skills and resources for furthering philanthropic causes to address pressing needs in our community.

Overview

Philanthropy with a focus on making a real and tangible difference in Our community. Developing Leaders through education, mentorship, and the mutual support between Members.  Creating the next generation of ambassadors Promoting Business Growth. Forming The Most Influential Network of future business and community leaders.

Our vision is for all Orange County philanthropies to worry less about financial burdens and focus more on helping those in need in our communities. LEAD OC, a member-led non-profit of successful local leaders eager to donate their time and resources, strives to lessen that burden for the philanthropies we partner with.

Website: LEAD OC

Gen Next

GenNextLogoA NETWORK OF LEADERS TACKLING THE GREATEST GENERATIONAL CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME

Overview

Gen Next is an invitation-only organization of successful individuals dedicated to learning about and becoming engaged with the most pressing challenges facing future generations. With the collective influence of its national network of Members, Gen Next aims to ensure anyone can achieve success by expanding the opportunities that await them.

Website: Gen Next

Navigate Modern Professionals

13876120_1180859435268765_3791545569525580387_nConnecting the next generation of business leaders through interactive learning.

Overview

Powered by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this group is dedicated to providing a unique and interactive experience. Events involve networking activities and professional development in a social and modern atmosphere with content intentionally designed to engage ages 25-40. Connect, engage, and align with like-minded professionals on the rise.

Website: Navigate

Elite OC

elite ocMoving young professionals forward by creating meaningful business relationships that serve the greater needs of our community.

Overview

The Elite OC was created to bring young professionals together to network and give back to the local community. The idea has been from the very beginning to create a natural process when it comes to networking while creating a strong presence in the community. Giving back has been a primary focus because as tomorrows business leaders we need to set an example for others to follow. Working with individuals that have something in common and have a desired need to watch each other succeed has been the reason The Elite OC has been successful. The Elite OC has created a society for young professionals and entrepreneurs to come together to share ideas and ultimately build business relationships. Many people who have joined are tired of traditional networking and feel that they are meeting the same people and not really building meaningful relationships with people they enjoy working with. The mixers are meant to get people out of their work environments and into a positive atmosphere where they can meet others who can help build their business. The business world and our community is constantly changing, so The Elite OC is constantly striving to stay innovative and bring new ideas to the society.

Website: Elite OC

FLOC

Future Leaders of Our CommunityFuture Leaders of Our Community is an organization that brings awareness, inspiration and participation opportunities to young professionals in our community. Through unique programming with local nonprofits, businesses, & community leaders; FLOC impacts its members with passion and commitment for the community.

Overview

The Future Leaders of Our Community (FLOC) was established in May of 2009 in response to the need for a community-based organization that bridged the gap between young professionals and nonprofits; the impetus was spawned by the lack of accessible volunteer opportunities, relevant awareness events that invited direct action and inspired leadership. A motivated team of young professionals in Orange County, California, organized to address the need and in time formed the new nonprofit corporation that received its tax-exempt status in November 2010.

Since its inception FLOC has discovered great success and has partnered with over 80 nonprofits in Orange County, assisting to their needs by engaging thousands of young professionals in their causes and creating hundreds of volunteer opportunities.

Website: Future Leaders of Our Community

Emerging Professionals

ICC_EP_MainThe mission of the Irvine Chamber Emerging Professionals is to educate and develop young individuals to become strong corporate, civic, and non-profit business leaders through promoting purposeful relationships within the Irvine community.

Overview

The Emerging Professionals group in the Irvine Chamber strives to develop those looking to climb the professional ladder through networking, philanthropic and learning opportunities. Though it is a group that was formed with the mindset of helping younger professionals find their solidity in their respective careers, the EP Group provides benefits for professionals in career transitions and/or someone looking to continue to improve their business and networking skills. This group has an energetic mix of members whose background range from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 corporations.

Website: Emerging Professionals

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