OneOC's Champions for Changemakers helps foster talent and build capacity in Orange County's nonprofit sector.
OneOC offers hundreds of trainings and networking opportunities every year to thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteers. Orange County's nonprofits count on OneOC to increase their knowledge and improve their skills with quality, affordable learning and development experiences.
With YOUR support, your favorite nonprofit can receive OneOC's in-house and virtual training for an entire year.
Current Champions for Changemakers partnerships:
Fluidmaster | Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
As a business, we at Fluidmaster know how important the training of our people is to the success of our organization. Likewise, such training is critical for a nonprofit in achieving their mission to help our community. Unfortunately it is very difficult for nonprofits to utilize their limited resources for "overhead" costs such as these.
The fact that OneOC has developed a way for our business to contribute directly to the training needs at Habitat for Humanity, Orange County is a solution that works for our business, our nonprofits and our community. We know that our gift directly benefits Habitat; and even better, we know this gift will in fact be multiplied as the Habitat team becomes more effective and efficient in providing affordable housing in Orange County.
My wife Denise and I are so taken by this opportunity, that we have personally decided to provide this same annual training grant to Make-A-Wish of Orange County.
Todd Talbot | President of Fluidmaster
Habitat for Humanity is always looking for ways to strengthen our staff, but limited by resources to do so. This gift of a year-long professional development package for our team allows an opportunity to strengthen more staff members, advancing their skillsets and effectiveness. We are truly grateful to Fluidmaster and OneOC for this program.
Sharon Ellis | CEO of Habitat for Humanity Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is a complex organization. Staff members raise funds, build homes, manage retail operations, organize community leadership teams, advocate for change at the state and county level, navigate mortgage and underwriting laws, and provide education and support for our program families. Staff members navigate a changing landscape of regulations, best practices and tactics. Thanks to this grant and to the team at OneOC, we will sharpen our skills and be better prepared to respond to changes and trends in the marketplace, and remain competitive in pursuit of our mission.
Chris Baiocchi | CFRE - Vice President, Fund Development of Habitat for Humanity Orange County
Todd & Denise Talbot | Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire
At Make-A Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire I strive to support our staff with continual professional development and training. I feel that this not only helps the employee, but the organization and community as well.
Often during budget time I struggle with increasing this line item as I want to always invest in our staff but know that our resources are limited and the decision between investing more in our mission of granting wishes versus our team is often a tough one to make.
What OneOC has created through this program is just pure genius! This is an incredible way to support the nonprofit sector, grow it, strengthen it and preserve it for the betterment of our community!
Kudo’s for all at OneOC and for the companies, foundations and individuals that are supporting this program! Investing in our people is a long term investment in the future of the community!
We are deeply grateful to Todd and Denise Talbot for selecting us as a recipient!
Stephanie McCormick | CEO/President of Make-A-Wish Foundation Orange County & Inland Empire
Executive Coaches of Orange County | Grandma's House of Hope & Illumination Foundation
Executive Coaches of Orange County | JOYA Scholars
Rob & Jane Reindl | KidWorks
HUB International | Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove
Union Bank | Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center
Antis Roofing | WHW & Strength in Support
At WHW, a small staff of 12 means that every staff member must become a leader in her/his own right. Professional development is so incredibly important to the organization, but limited funds sometimes gets in the way when there are larger programmatic needs, like helping our neighbors get and keep a good job. We are thrilled that Antis Roofing has chosen to partner with WHW to provide One OC’s excellent training programs to the entire organization. This investment will truly help propel the organization forward, helping every single member of staff to become the best they can be, leading the organization to new heights. Thank you One OC and thank you Antis Roofing!
Janie Best | Chief Executive Officer of WHW