#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: 

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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“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

Free Sacramento Nonprofit Social Media Workshop, Presented by Angela Rosas

I’ve been M.I.A., I know.

Backstory: See what happened was, I was nominated for this national award (Coors Light Líderes of the Year). Both myself and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento were a bit overwhelmed…

The good news, I’m back to flying under the radar and doing the things I love… like teaching and presenting! Did I mention I used to be a Marketing and Social Media consultant?

Over these last few months, I’ve received numerous requests for social media training from our #Network4Cause sponsored organizations. It didn’t take me long to convince Eric that we should hold a free workshop for Sacramento nonprofits at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff. Actually, it didn’t take any convincing at all and I couldn’t be more excited to see another dream come to fruition.

Dearest Sacramento area nonprofits, please join me at…

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Free Workshop: New Year, New Nonprofit Social Media Strategy! 

Register early, space is limited: www.n4csocialmediaworkshop.eventbrite.com

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.

And because it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t…
Get Involved with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento:

Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board of Directors: http://bit.ly/ChicasLatinasBoardApp
Or a Committee: http://bit.ly/ChicasLatinasCommitteeApp

2014 Nominee: Coors Light Líderes Award, Help Chicas Latinas win a $25K Grant for Sacramento!

I am behind in blogging and in sharing about something exciting, and important to the future of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. To be honest, I have been avoiding this particular blogpost. 

The news: I’ve been nominated as Coors Light Lideres of 2014! I was selected as one of twelve finalist in the NATION to receive the recognition as a Líderes for my work in the latino community. With this recognition also comes the opportunity for me to win a  $25,000 Grant for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

Vote — Vote — Vote for me at www.coorslightlideres.com

–> Vote 10 times a day, every day, until Oct. 30!

Angela Rosas Coors Lideres

The bottom line: a vote for me is a vote for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and our work in the Sacramento community! Your votes will help bring Chicas Latinas closer to a $25,000 grant to use in our community, providing us the funds needed to implement a Chicas Latinas’ Sacramento Latino Youth Program!

I am honored to be nominated and recognized as a finalist, but my recognition isn’t what matters. What matters is what Chicas Latinas can do in our community if we win the $25,000 grant. What matters is that we need your help to make this happen!

For some $25,000 isn’t much to get excited about. For Chicas Latinas de Sacramento… it’s A LOT to get excited about! Our organization is 100% volunteer and donation powered. We have survived for nearly 6 years, giving in the community, with support from the community. Everything you see, from our websites, our flyers, the hours my members spend Facebooking and Tweeting, and creating programs and projects… this is all donated. Unless you’re in the trenches with me, I can’t even begin to explain how hard we all work to keep Chicas Latinas alive! It is a labor of love.

Get Involved:

Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board of Directors: http://bit.ly/ChicasLatinasBoardApp
Or a Committee: http://bit.ly/ChicasLatinasCommitteeApp

I incorporated Chicas Latinas de Sacramento as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit at a time when my “social group” became too big for me to handle and I had to make that tough decision, leave my Chicas and the community or leave my job. When I decided to incorporate, I stepped away from my career to focus on my organization. Financially, I took a bruising and it probably wasn’t the best idea to quit a job for an unfunded organization, but I did. I survived, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento survived, and today Chicas Latinas has it’s first chance to receive funding — to receive the support needed so that we can continue supporting our community.

This is the first step in ensuring Chicas Latinas’ mission and role in the community will outlast that of my own. Don’t vote for me, please vote for my love of Sacramento and the legacy I hope to leave it. Please help me bring these funds to our community and our youth. 

Vote at: www.coorslightlideres.com

Join Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/732634720140896/

Connect with me: Facebook.com/proangelarosas / Twitter.com/angelarunsamuck #Coorlightlideres

Video from Eric Ratinoff‘s #Network4Cause event for Chicas Latinas!!!

Latina on the Run: Angela’s Sacramento Summer 2014 Amuck Running Rundown

It has been about 2 months since my last blog post – and a lot has happened! Before I fill everyone in with where I’m at now, here’s a quick run down of the fun I’ve had in Sacramento, California so far. It’s been a busy summer of community, volunteer, and Latin events with Eric Ratinoff and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento… and it’s not over yet!

Before all the Hispanic Heritage Month and Dia de los Muertos events and posts come, without further adieu I give you… “the reasons I haven’t posted in ages.” 

  • Volunteered with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Feeding and Clothing the Homeless
  • I barely made it to (the last) Fiesta en la Calle (of the season), but I made it!
  • Attended Mexican American Vintners Association, Harvest Festival in Napa with Eric Ratinoff

#Mexican #America Vintners Association, Harvest Festival ❤️🍷 #vineyard #napa

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  • Eric Ratinoff was Nominated (and selected) for “Best of the Bar.” View the Press release
  • Chicas Latinas members volunteered at Feria de Educación 

Feria de Educación at @sacstate #education #college #workshop agenda #latino #latism #sacramento #california ❤️

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  • Did I mention Chicas Latinas is hosting a Shoe Drive for Hagginwood Elementary School?

Please help us reach our goal, we’re not quite there yet: http://chicasshoedrivedonate.eventbrite.com/

  • Was invited to hear President of Mexico’s, Enrique Peña Nieto, address at the California State Capitol, presented by Gov. Brown
  • El Grito de Dolores, El Día de la Independencia de México, in Sacramento is simply breathtaking!

#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico ✨ Love this! 💃

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#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico ✨💃#elgritodedolores

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#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico #elgritodedolores

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And there’s more… wait for it! 😉