Show Up: How to Give to the Sacramento Community

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a solo-rider and prefer to work alone, but I’m also a sucker for great teamwork. We all have strengths and weaknesses, this is what makes teamwork so grand. It feels amazing to contribute to something you care about knowing that even if the contribution might seem small to you, will make a difference, is needed, and is appreciated. 🙌

I don’t have a lot of money or time to give, but I can definitely give of my knowledge and experience… especially to something that was once so cherished in our community. This is why I serve on the board of directors for Festival de la Familia! The past is in the past, I’m doing my part so Festival can have a future. 

Support what you care about… no matter how small you think your contribution may be. You might be amazed by just how much of an asset you can be. * Insert shameless Chicas Latinas de Sacramento plug here. 👈  Whatever cause, event, or organization is close to your heart… I urge you to simply show up for them.

Last night Festival wrapped up its final board meeting of the year and we are excited for 2016. It’s great to see the progress that has been made in the last few months and our members are looking forward to conducting another round of board interviews on January 7th. Good things are coming!

If you’re interested in joining Festival de la Familia‘s board, a committee, or volunteering at Festival, please contact us: festivaldelafamilia.org/ | Board application

Festival de la Familia is making a 2017 return!

Read all about it in Vida en el Valle:

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Thank you to all who joined our #Network4Cause event in September:

On that note… I’ve had way too many 12+hr. workdays this week. Here’s to the freak’n weekend! Happy Friday friends.

#GivingTuesday How you can help Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

🌟 With every donation, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento gets closer to having a home to call our own. 🌟

If you like what you see from Chicas Latinas and would like to see us continue our mission of working and giving in the community, please give on #GivingTuesday!!! Love and passion can only get us so far, we NEED the community’s support to strive… and secure an office space!

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Check out our “Year in Review,” we made some great accomplishments in 2015!

Chicas Latinas, 2015 Year in Review! 

Real-talk: I made the decision to turn my, then 3 year old, community organization into a nonprofit in 2012 because it was TOO big for me. I needed a board, I needed funds, I needed help… I needed the community. Our membership was larger than I could handle, the volunteer requests were coming from every direction, and the demand for Latina leaders in the community was far too great to fulfill on my own. At the time, both personal and Chicas resources were depleted – but I pushed through with the belief that the/our community would support what it wanted, needed, and was asking for. I needed the community, because it was clear that the community needed us. I’ve always had issues “asking,” but today I’m asking… not for me, not even for Chicas Latinas, but for what we represent in our community. A shift in Latin@ culture and identity in Sacramento. A culture, and future, of volunteerism, civic engagement, and Latina leadership.

Please consider donating this #GivingTuesday (and beyond) to help us reach our goal! Learn more about our GoFundMe campaign: 

👉 https://www.gofundme.com/HelpChicasLatinas 👈

Thank you for your continued support!

Greetings from NxLevel Business Bootcamp in Sacramento

Greetings from NxLevel Business Bootcamp, sponsored by Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!

Why am I here?

1) Chicas Latinas de Sacramento — it’s time to take my pride and joy to the “next level” and I am here to gain the tools needed. Although we’ve been in existence for nearly 7 years, it is time to revisit our business plan, adjust, and set goals for the future. I often get wrapped up in my passion and the purpose of Chicas Latinas, and the business aspect of my nonprofit doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. 

2) Profession — As a marketing, PR, and business development professional, I typically work with small businesses and it is important for me to have a more in-depth understanding of the complexities business ownership brings and how I can be a better asset to businesses and nonprofits, alike. Wherever I go, I intend to be prepared.

I am currently at La Cooperativa Campesina de California assisting with their temporary CA Drought Jobs Program and providing a bit of community outreach and communication assistance while here.

Blog, post hiatus. 

Yesterday was day-one of the NxLevel Bootcamp. There were a few familiar faces (and event past clients) in the class and while most seemed to be aware of Chicas Latinas’ happenings, there were questions about what I’m doing professionally these days. It is now day-two of the business bootcamp and the focus is on marketing, social media, and PR. Today is a bit of a refresher for me, but it has also been a great reminder as to what skill-sets and talents I have, and how I am (or am not) using them.

The awakening…

During break today (after our SEO presenter), one of my classmates checked Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Google ranking using targeted keywords and she informed me that we were on the first page. She also informed me that she checked my personal blog, at which point I immediately acknowledged my lack of posting, how I’m not taking advantage of it’s potential, and even caught myself saying “my life is boring these days.” Wrong… so here I am.

Having already wrote out and discussed our S.W.O.T.s in class today (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), I figured there is no better time than the present to address a weakness of mine and turn it into an opportunity.

Hello world. I’m still here… I’ll try to be here more!

My days aren’t as boring as I sometimes think. Yesterday was pretty eventful: 

Social Media: How do I…? A Beginner’s Guide to using Facebook and Twitter

Let’s start from the top! Download your FREE Beginner’s Guide to using Social Media below and register today for our upcoming Sacramento workshop on July 10th: Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media 

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Download here: Social Media 101 #N4C EJR

Register below for Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media on July 10, space is limited:
Eventbrite - #Network4Cause Workshop: Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media!

Learn how to make the most of your upcoming Eric Ratinoff Law Corp’s #Network4Cause event using tools, strategies, and tricks of the trade. Instruction provided by Angela Rosas, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Eric Ratinoff, creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause, and founder of nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

Sacramento Workshop: How to Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media

Back by popular demand (seriously, this workshop sold out quickly the last time I held it)

Calling all area nonprofits!!! This FREE workshop is for you. Take advantage of Social Media and internet marketing to boost your nonprofit’s visibility, membership, and funds.

Learn how to make the most of your upcoming #Network4Cause event using tools, strategies, and tricks of the trade. Instruction provided by Angela Rosas, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Eric Ratinoff, creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause, and founder of nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

#N4C Social Media Workshop July 2015 Flyer

Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media 

Learn the basics of:

  • Event Branding
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Hashtags
  • Links / bit.ly
  • How to have a successful #Network4Cause! 

Register early, space is limited:
Eventbrite - #Network4Cause Workshop: Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media!

17th Annual Latina Style Business Series in Sacramento #LSBS

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the upcoming 17th Annual Latina Style Business Series in Sacramento, hosted by Latina Style Magazine!

“LATINA Style Business Series is the most successful ongoing business development program for Latina business owners in the nation. Over 32,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals have benefited from their participation in this dynamic and ground-breaking business program since it first launched in 1998” — and the tour is coming to Sacramento!

Learn more: http://bs.latinastyle.com/sacramento-ca-2015/ and catch me at…

“Enhancing Women Empowerment through Technology & Social Media” (10:10 am – 11:00 am)

Moderator: Hilda Ramirez, Director of PR, Communications & Education for the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors

Speaker: Rosie “the Closer” Zepeda, Speaker, Author, Transformational Client Engagement and Communication Strategist.

Speaker: Angela Rosas, President & CEO, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Marketing & PR professional for Eric Ratinoff

Speaker: Leidhra Johnson, Marketing Director, Uptown Studios

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Press Release: LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards

If you have a Latina Business or Technology Leader we should recognize during this year’s Awards Luncheon, please submit their nomination using the PDF Form: LISTA 2015 Nomination Form_Latina Leaders

Press Release: LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards

TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) announced today the LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series Kickoff and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards will be hosted in Sacramento California by the LISTA NorCal TechLatino Council.

LISTA’s 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards will take place in Sacramento Ca, on March 31st and April 1st at the Magnificent Sheraton Grande Sacramento Hotel and will feature notable guest speakers, such as Secretary of State the honorable Alex Padilla and California State CIO Carlos Ramos, Chief Office of Technology Services Davood Ghods, and other government and procurement officials. The summit will host expert panels on tech trends, leadership, diversity and inclusion, security, social media, education, startups cultivation and business expo throughout the day.

Jose Marquez, National President of LISTA, stated, “As we continue to address the issues of diversity and inclusion and the lack of Latinas in Technology into the forefront, we are proud to have Secretary of State Padilla and State CIO Ramos join us for our LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series Kickoff in Sacramento and be awarded LISTA Government Beacon awards at our National TechLatino Achievers Award. Their leadership in diversity and inclusion, business, technology and community advocacy has been right on.”

Mr. Jorge Avila, President of LISTA NorCal TechLatino Council stated “The summit this year will bring another layer to LISTA’s empowerment activities; the summit will deliver new and thought provoking ideas to this community. Innovation and disruption are both makers and builders. We have a lineup of “disrupters” that are taking a left turn to literally move and change how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day life. LISTA’s commitment to the Latino community is unparalleled and unwavering. “For LISTA NorCal Membership Contact Jorge Avila, LISTA NorCal President: http://www.listanorcal@gmail.com #LISTANorCal

The Emerging Technology Leadership Summit series will feature workshops and panel discussions which will focus on CIO Panel, Doing Business with California, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital divide, Cultural Competence, The Bottom line, Brand Building and relationship strengthening, through the use of social media and strategic leadership in high technology where is the Latino community going in Silicon Valley?

11th Annual National TechLatino Achievers Awards

The Nominations are in and the committee has casted their votes, the anxiety has begun…who will be LISTA’s National Chief Executive, Chief Information Officer, Chief Diversity Officer and the National Latino Technology Achievers of the year 2015.

LISTA will recognize an important group of Latino Technology Leaders/Business Trendsetters who have shown through their commitment to excellence that the American Dream is still alive for the Latino community in the United States. These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated by their actions, a commitment to the empowerment of the Latino community and for the strides they have made to further their careers.

These awards honor and recognize Technology professionals, who happen to be Latino for their exemplary efforts, commitment and dedication to Corporate America and the Latino Community. Over 500 attendees are expected including technology professionals leaders of businesses, corporate America and government officials.

“We look forward to a great event as we celebrate Latino Technology excellence across America, said Jose A Marquez-Leon.”

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What: LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National TechLatino Achievers Award

Where: The Magnificent Melia Sheraton Grande Sacramento Hotel 1230 J Street, 13th and J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

When: March 31st and April 1st 2015 For more information visit: https://www.listaemergingtechleaderssummit.splashthat.com Register Today: https://www.listaemergingtechleaderssummit.splashthat.com About TechLatino: Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) (www.a-lista.org ) is a 501c3 that promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society.

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For Sponsorship and Ticket information:

Contact Yvette Moise

VP, Membership and Corporate Relations

770-765-3478 info@a-lista.org