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May 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us to welcome ALF-MVC's Class XXI as they embark on their year together. Enjoy appetizers and beverages with the company of the ALF Sr. Fellows network as you share your ALF experiences with the new class. Register now. We look
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Call Them Entrepreneurs

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017

Nonprofits Need to Grow Like Businesses Do

Although its the 4th largest industry in California, generates $208 billion in annual revenue and employs nearly one million people, California nonprofits can't get no respect. 

"I would say efficiency is the area where nonprofits need to concentrate. Efficiency is attractive to funders. They want impact in exchange for their support." 

Linda Cutler (Class X) Executive Director, Sacramento Region Community Foundation 

Community Partners Support ALF

Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Two Star Community Partner


One Star Community Partners

Drexel University
Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Nehemiah Corporation of America

Silver Star Community Partners

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Sierra Health Foundation
Western Health Advantage

Shaping California's Future: A Regional Dialogue

Published: Monday, March 1, 2010

For two years ALF-MVC has been working with Jim Mayer of California Forward to keep Alf members apprised of reform efforts for our state. Because of the trust and relationship that have resulted from our work together, California Forward is asking ALF to assist them with a critical step in launching a statewide conversation engaging thousands of Californians.

ALF Invited to Experience Turkey

Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In May, 2007, three ALF Senior Fellows, Faith Whitmore, Ken Larson, and Ami Bera, along with a group of Sacramento faith leaders, had the privilege of participating on one of these sponsored trips.  As indicated in the article they wrote (Carabiner, Spring/Summer 2007), they found this trip to be a very open dialogue on the history, culture, politics, and faith of the Turkish people...

Steinberg is Exemplary Leader for Region, State

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

A happy crowd of ALFers and friends gathered March 5th to honor the 2008 Exemplary Leader, State Senator Darrell Steinberg, Class V, who, coincidentally, was recently voted Pro Tem of the Senate. Darrell was given the award to...

Chair's Message: Success Behind Us, More Expected Ahead

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

I had the honor of attending the graduation of Class XI and was impressed by the energy in the room.   Like all the rest of us, they believe they are the BEST CLASS EVER...

Direct from the Exec: Transitions

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

ALF is at a “tipping point.” We have 250 Senior Fellows who form an incredible network of decision-makers from all sectors and ethnic groups. This is an infrastructure that already does and will continue to connect our leaders to impact the issues that face us, but it is time for someone else with energy and vision to take ALF-MVC to the next level...

Doni Announces Plans to Retire

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Our esteemed Executive Director, Doni Blumenstock, has announced her intention to leave ALF-MVC in April, 2009.   After helping to start our chapter and shepherding its growth and development for twelve years, she will begin the next segment of her very successful life...

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