Tuesday, December 29, 2009

L.A. Heritage Day 2010 Set for April 11th

The L.A. Heritage Alliance will be presenting the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Heritage Day event at Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

This event promises to bring together at one location 100 heritage organizations that tell the story of Los Angeles. Further details will be release in early 2010, including free admittance tickets, performance schedule, and more.

To be a sponsor of the event, please contact the LA Heritage Alliance via email (see contact information at right).

Monday, December 21, 2009

L.A. Conservancy Preservation Award Nominations Due Feb. 1

The Los Angeles Conservancy seeks nominations for our 29th Annual Preservation Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation in L.A. County. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. PST on Monday, February 1, 2010.

Downloadable application (MS Word): http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/PA10_application.doc
General information: http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/index.php

Preservation Award winners range widely, from sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse projects, to groundbreaking advocacy and education efforts by individuals and groups. We encourage submissions from throughout Los Angeles County that illustrate the value and power of historic preservation. Construction projects may be commercial, residential, or institutional. We also encourage nominations for historic landscape projects and significant contributions to preservation education or program development.

Past recipients include the Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Peace and Heritage Center, Oaklawn Bridge and Waiting Station, Palomar Senior Apartments, Point Fermin Lighthouse, City of Huntington Park Historic Preservation Ordinance, and Valley Municipal Building, among more than 200 others.

To qualify, projects must have been completed by December 31, 2009, be located in Los Angeles County, and meet nationally recognized standards for the treatment of historic properties and landscapes (in the case of construction or landscape projects).

Winners will be selected by an independent jury of leading experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development. The awards will be presented at a luncheon in May 2010.

The deadline for submitting nominations is February 1, 2010. Each nomination has a non-refundable application fee of $50. You can download a nomination form below or from our website, or request one by calling the office at (213) 623-2489.

Downloadable application (MS Word): http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/PA10_application.doc
General information: http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/index.php

Thanks, happy holidays, and best wishes for a great 2010.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free Training for Executive Directors

Enrollment Open for January, February, March 2010
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The Annenberg Foundation is seeking leaders who aspire to nothing less than greatness, and want to connect those leaders with valuable resources and training so that they can lead their organization towards transformational change.

Alchemy is a free organization and leadership development program. It is focused on building the capacity of small to midsized nonprofit organizations and their leaders. Enrollment is open to qualified nonprofits with operating budgets of up to $2 million serving Los Angeles County.

-Executive Director and Board Chair must attend. The program is FREE but both must commit to two day-long training sessions, followed by a half-day 3 months later. These sessions are led by nationally respected facilitators and local practitioners.

-Include one more board member. You may bring an additional Board member, aka your “Board Champion,” so each organization is allowed to have three individuals in attendance.

-Critical topics covered. Alchemy will tackle Board effectiveness, fund development, public involvement and accountability. You will receive implementation tools, mentoring, and a connection to a network of regional peers to support you on an ongoing basis.

-Training in two phases. The first phase of Alchemy begins in January, February and March 2010. Upon completion, participants will be invited to apply to the second phase, Learning Laboratory, which is a deeper dive into issues of sustainability with a series of roundtables and ongoing services such as technical assistance and a small grants program.

Alchemy exists to reach aspiring leaders and align the Executive Director and Board Chair in common purpose. By connecting them to resources that will support their ability to produce results and readiness to lead, we will create a strong, resilient, and vibrant Los Angeles.

For more information and to apply Please visit www.annenbergalchemy.org or call (213) 403-3030.