The Nonprofit Partnership facilitates over 100 education events each year to serve the Greater Long Beach nonprofit community. Our education program encompasses a broad range of services, including the following:

  • Nonprofit Leadership Institute for Emerging Leaders, 10-month leadership development program for emerging leaders
  • Nonprofit Leadership Institute for Board Leaders, quarterly half-day and full-day training for board leaders
  • Certificate Programs, in-depth training on topics essential to nonprofit management
  • Full-day workshops
  • Half-day workshops
  • Breakfast series & Lunch & Learn series: topics of broad interest to the sector
  • Affinity groups for nonprofit professionals

Our workshops are centered on individuals and organizations. With ongoing reflection, critical thinking, and hands-on applications, workshops are designed to facilitate skill development, and over time, positive change for individuals and for organizations. Evaluations are tailored for each workshop to connect learning and application for participants.

Executive Directors

Fourth Friday of every month
(Executive Directors Only) 9am – 10:30 am

Youth Services

Third Friday of every month
1:30pm – 3:30 pm

Fund Development Professionals

Second Friday of every month, 9am-10:30am

Manager of Volunteers

First Friday of every month, 9am-10:30am

Board Members

Third Wednesday of every other month, 9am – 10:30 am

Arts Executive Directors

Second Wednesday of every other month, 10am – 11:30 am

Affinity Groups

The Nonprofit Partnership Affinity Groups are an exclusive member-only benefit designed to build and strengthen community through peer learning, shared ideas and common ground. They are safe spaces for members to come together around a specific field or function (Executives, Volunteerism,  Arts, etc.), to network with each other, build collaboration, and provide and receive support.

Our Affinity Group offerings further our mission to build the capacity of nonprofits so they can make a positive change in their community.

For more information on Affinity Groups, please contact Christina Kreachbaum at

I have always learned so much by attending the Affinity Groups, and appreciate everything the Nonprofit Partnership and you do…I wanted to thank and share with you that the success of our fundraiser would not have been possible without all the resources you and the attendees of the Affinity Group provided me. You all have really been my teachers and mentors; before this year I knew nothing about development or nonprofit organizations.

Derek Oye
Saban Community Clinic

Breakfast Series and
Lunch & Learn Series

Updated Description: The Nonprofit Partnerships’ Breakfast Series and Lunch & Learn Series, sponsored by The Port of Long Beach, connects nonprofit professionals six times a year, with expert speakers providing the latest information on top issues for nonprofits in our region. To view upcoming events, please see TNP Training Calendar.

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The Certificate Programs provide in-depth training for a comprehensive understanding on a topic in nonprofit management. Check TNP Training Calendar for specific dates.

Certificate Program topics include:  

  • Grant Writing
  • Essentials of Human Resources
  • Nonprofit Marketing
  • Volunteer Management (Online)

The Certificate Programs are ideal for those looking for a deeper understanding into one of the above areas. All sessions must be completed in order to receive a certificate.

  • Human Resources
  • Grantwriting
  • Marketing
  • Online Volunteer Management

The Essentials of Human Resources Management Certificate Program provides the knowledge and practical skills for human resources administration and management. Rapidly changing workplace initiatives, legal landscapes and workplace culture are an integral part of the human resources function. Whether you are a full-time HR professional or someone who has a combined responsibility for human resources, the responsibilities are the same.

$450 Member Rate
$550 Non Member Rate

$380 Early Bird Member Rate (Up to a month in advance)

$470 Early Bird Non Member Rate (Up to a month in advance)

Expand your knowledge and develop the skills needed to prepare a winning grant proposal. The workshop is filled with “how-to” instruction, grantwriting proposal samples, and exercises that will help you through the process. Whether you are new to grantwriting, or want to improve your skills, this workshop is for you.

$450 Member Rate
$550 Non Member Rate

$380 Early Bird Member Rate (Up to a month in advance)

$470 Early Bird Non Member Rate (Up to a month in advance)

Whether you struggle with marketing your nonprofit or completely excel, you need to have a measurable marketing plan. These classes are designed to stand-alone or to work in a complete series that will have the attendees walk away with a marketing plan that they can put to use right away. Class participants will have homework each week and are expected to participate in the classroom workshops.

$450 Member Rate
$550 Non Member Rate

$380 Early Bird Member Rate (Up to a month in advance)

$470 Early Bird Non Member Rate (Up to a month in advance)

In partnership with Points of Light and OneOC, the Online Volunteer Management Certificate Program consists of six modules created by Points of Light, and is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the major components of a nonprofit Volunteer Management program.

For more information on how to register please email TNP at or call at (562)888-6530.

$336 Member Rate
$420 Non Member Rate

Long Beach Board Connection

Program Information

The Long Beach Board Connection event, co-hosted by The Nonprofit Partnership and Leadership Long Beach, brings together community members interested in board service and nonprofit organizations seeking dedicated professionals looking to serve.

For Nonprofit Organizations

Long Beach Board Connection is an exciting opportunity for your organizational leadership (Executive Director, Board Chair, Board Member) to meet prospective board members and connect, and share the impact of your organization with community members who want to give back. All nonprofits must serve the Long Beach Community.

For Prospective Board Members

Long Beach Board Connection is an opportunity to give back your time and talents to a community based nonprofit impacting the community. Board service is an opportunity to grow professionally, broaden your network and knowledge of the issues and services in the community, and be connected. All attendees will receive information about nonprofit organizations in attendance.

Board Leadership Series

Every day, nonprofit boards are charting the future for their nonprofit organizations.  They are the driving force in the governance, sustainability and the direction of the organization.  Effective boards can provide a strong foundation and framework for success. Without a strong board, however, most nonprofits face unnecessary challenges and can show limited success in meeting their mission and community need. Boards need to hold themselves accountable, but without clear information, leadership and skill development, it is almost impossible to do so.

The Partnership is offering the following 3 trainings as part of the Board Leadership Series. Check our Events calendar for specific training dates.

  • The ABC’s of Board Governance
  • Achieving Board Excellence
  • Dynamic Board Chairs
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