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.

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: 

It’s Official: @AngelaRunsAmuck Has Slowed Down

First, I told my friends via a tearful selfie (it was Friday, our group likes to send selfies on Fridays). The next day I told my parents via text, requesting that they don’t reply or call me until the next work week – as I needed time to process. I’ve processed and now I’m sharing the news with you: I no longer work for Eric Ratinoff at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff.

Firm email is no longer active, please use: angela@angelarunsamuck.com

I truly appreciate the opportunity and all I learned from working at the Sacramento law firm as their marketing and business development coordinator. I am proud of the work I accomplished while there, the work I was able to do in the community (which wouldn’t have happened without Eric’s support), and the community-networking legacy I was able to leave behind. The firm is where I created my 2nd baby, #Network4Cause (my first being, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento), and that was awesome! On a more personal note, I am very grateful to Eric Ratinoff and his team for the professional, nonprofit, and personal support shown to me. My position at the firm was a blessing in many ways, at the right time, and I will miss it.

After the recent firm changes, it became clear that my time there was limited. On National Tequila Day, I was laid-off. (Geez, those words sting.)

As I slowly began to share my news with those closest to me, I quickly noticed a trend. One friend flat-out responded with, “I’m sorry and I’m not.” Even my mother’s voice had much more excitement in it than I expected to hear, she said she couldn’t wait to see what I’ll accomplish next. Although terrified, I admit that I have similar sentiments. While the small picture might be uncomfortable to look at, the big picture remains exciting and full of possibilities.

At the ripe age of 30-awesome, I’ve found myself completely free of commitments and distractions. Instead I’ve been provided the freedom to prepare myself for life’s next adventure and the freedom to move forward with purpose.

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A look at my last project for Eric Ratinoff, taking #Network4Cause to Napa! (I’m going to miss this bundle of joy, but I’ll be back for a visit at September’s event for Festival de la Familia.)

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 

Social Media 101 #N4C EJR

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!

“Support the Girls” Chicas Latinas’ Anniversary Brunch & Bra Drive in Sacramento, April 12, 2015

I can’t wait to celebrate Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‘s 6 Year Anniversary with you all on Sunday, April 12th at Vallejo’s in Sacramento!!!

Pre-Sale Tickets: http://chicaslatinassupportthegirls.eventbrite.com/

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Next Sunday…

✧ Enjoy an amazing Mexican brunch buffet by Vallejos Restaurants

✧ Be serenaded by the wonderfully talented Dinorah Klingler / Dinorah’s Entertainment

✧ Donate a bra, receive a complimentary mimosa!

✧ Purchase a Michelada, as a donation to Chicas Latinas!

✧ Enjoy the company of friends, family, and supporters of Chicas Latinas

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s mission is to make a positive impact in both the Latin and Sacramento community by improving, connecting and embracing our culture and the community in which we call our home, by giving back to our community, utilizing our people and our culture to educate, inspire, and lead.

I founded Chicas Latinas de Sacramento in an effort to mobilize our community, to give to our community. This volunteer cultivation effort has turned into a civic engagement effort, in that we are building passionate and compassionate leaders who will inspire for years to come. We rely 100% on our volunteers and community donations! Our annual fundraisers are our only means of funding at the moment. My dream is for our 501(c)3 nonprofit to continue past my lifetime, in creating a culture of volunteerism and leadership in our community. I am laying the foundation for this… and I need your help ♡ Your ticket purchase is a donation to our organization and a step closer to a dream realized for Sacramento, for our families, for our futures. Please consider showing your support for Chicas Latinas, by sharing this event, inviting your friends and family members, and joining us for a great day of celebrating and giving! Bring your new or used bra donations and receive a complimentary mimosa! Bra donations will go to:

  • Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home, a home for women over the age of 18 who are pregnant and in need of shelter, food, safety, comfort and support during their pregnancy. Learn more: http://www.bgmh.org/
  • Women’s Empowerment, a program that educates and empowers women, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to secure a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children. Learn more: http://www.womens-empowerment.org/

Pre-Sale Tickets: http://chicaslatinassupportthegirls.eventbrite.com/

Thank you!!!

Angela Rosas, CEO & Founder, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Support the Girls_Flyer

2014 Europe Travel Revisited: Switzerland, France, Italy… oh my.

We’ll start out by calling this blog post what it is, a #latepost. A post I planned to make in July of 2014, but am instead posting in January 2015… and it’s probably for the best.

You see, I forget things. I do a lot, move quickly, and purposely pack my schedule. The busier and more challenged I am, the more comfortable I am. Having moved through the year at record speed, I found myself entering into 2015 a bit bruised and not fully able to appreciate what I had accomplished in 2014, as failures are often louder and take more space than accomplishments do.

So I am revisiting 2014. Professionally, and civically, speaking it was an amazing year. This was my first full year of working a full-time job AND running a nonprofit organization. Chicas Latinas de Sacramento added some great and successful programs, community projects and partners. I was even nominated for 2014 Coors Light Líderes of the Year! And yet, I still need to be reminded of these things. I forget… just as I forget I traveled in Europe (and never got around to sharing).

Without further ado, let us revisit Switzerland, France, and Italy, as I appreciate the fact that I drank Champagne in Champagne. (Because, I don’t want to remember 2014 as the year my * got handed to me.)

#interlaken #switzerland #fondue 🍷☺️ #travel #europe ✈️🌎

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Coolest thing these eyes have seen 😳 #paragliders #interlaken #switzerland ✈️🌎 #travel #Europe

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#PoppingBottles #Champagne in Champagne! Lunch 🎩✨👌 #France #Europe #travel

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#Paris #France ❤️ new hotel, new city views 😍✨ #travel #Europe ✈️🌎

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#EiffelTower #paris #france #eiffelselfie #selfie ✨ #europe #travel

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#Louvre #Paris #France ✨ #Travel #Europe #Museum #tourist

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Greetings from #Milano #Italy ✌️#europe #travel ✈️🌎🚄✨

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First meal – #milano #italy 🍷🍴🍝 #europe #travel

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Yup, that happened.

Here’s to highlighting the good, hushing the not-so-good, and allowing for new opportunities and growth in 2015.