YNPN San Diego Resources - Leadership Programs & Trainings


USD SOLES Nonprofit Institute

Rooted in social justice, led by compassion, inspired by curiosity, driven by a shared vision. Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on the University of San Diego campus is home to the School of Leadership and Education Sciences' (SOLES) vibrant and vision-driven collective of academic departments, centers and institutes. Here, we combine innovation with introspection, academics with real-world application, and study with social impact.

Our nationally-accredited programs span the realms of leadership, teaching and counseling, both at graduate and undergraduate levels. They're all approached with an emphasis on social justice, multiculturalism and a determination to forge a better world together.

Nonprofit Management Solutions

As nonprofit management specialists, Nonprofit Solutions has been providing management assistance to nonprofits throughout Southern California since 1984, training over 90,000 nonprofit practitioners to run hundreds of nonprofit organizations more effectively during that time.

Making high quality, affordable management assistance available and easily accessible for all nonprofits is and has always been the "core business" of Nonprofit Solutions. Our clients are numerous and diverse, representing emerging as well as established nonprofits: social service agencies, museums, arts and public service organizations, educational institutions, neighborhood based health and human service providers, etc.

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy's Fundraising Academy

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy helps nonprofits to significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and the impact they have in their communities and society through a proven contemporary curriculum presented by world-class nonprofit leaders, best in class faculty, and renowned philanthropists.

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy offers educational and training programs that help nonprofits become more sustainable through better fundraising and capacity building. National in scope and regional in focus, the Institute seeks to strengthen the fundraising process with an innovative curriculum that blends business and sales strategies in a unique and powerful way.

Young Professionals Council at the Center

The mission of The Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) is to develop and empower young LGBT professionals and their allies to preserve and grow The San Diego LGBT Community Center for future generations. The YPC endeavors to advance The Center’s twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The YPC fosters a culture of diversity, service, leadership, advocacy and camaraderie among LGBT and allied San Diegans. YPC collaborates with local business, organizations and community leaders to produce fun and dynamic events in support of The Center’s programs and services.

As part of its efforts to develop and empower young LGBT professionals and their allies, the YPC Academy was created in 2012. The YPC Academy helps to expand the ranks of young LGBT leaders that are ready to further equality for our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions. Approximately 20 participants are selected each year to participate in the program.

San Diego Leadership Alliance

The San Diego Lead­er­ship Alliance (SDLA) is a non­par­ti­san non­profit formed to develop San Diego's pro­gres­sive leadership. After a decade, the SDLA has graduated almost 200 progressives from its program who now carry our values into their respective leadership roles in the community across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. 

Urban Leadership Fellowship

The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship for early- to mid-career professionals who are already leaders in their own right and are looking to accelerate their leadership through a seven-week fellowship with a focus on policy and practice. In ten premier cities across the country, fellows work in partnership with other ambitious, mission-driven individuals, organizations, and elected officials with the aim of empowering fellows to bring about real and lasting change in the community in which they work.

Future Learn: Enterprise Shed

Are you passionate about something that you’d like to change? Or, have you ever wanted to change something, but didn’t know how to make it happen? If these questions resonate with you join us on a four-week journey.

Meet other thinkers and doers - On this course, you’ll meet a whole bunch of thinkers and doers; those just starting out, makers, tinkerers and experienced entrepreneurs. Sharing your ideas with them and other learners will encourage you to have more confidence, to think more, and to do more to create change and solve problems in your world.


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