LA2050 released its annual holiday gift guide featuring impactful, socially-conscious, and locally-made goods. By purchasing products from this list, you can support organizations pursuing social change in Los Angeles and help drive progress on some of LA2050’s key impact metrics: employment in the creative industries, minority- and women-owned firms, manufacturing activity, jobs per capita, rates of volunteerism, and more. LA2050 is an initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.

Expand opportunities for the people of California. The James Irvine Foundation is hiring a Program Officer based in LA or SF.

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is looking for multiple passionate and self-motivated Program Specialists to help end the HIV epidemic among Black Angelinos.

Under the direction of the Director of External Affairs & Philanthropy, the Grants Manager (GM) is responsible for raising funds for A Community of Friends (ACOF) primarily through grants. 

Lead a young, ambitious nonprofit organization committed to building more inclusive, relevant, and equitable cultural and civic organizations. OF/BY/FOR ALL is hiring a CEO.

Reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Wellspring Climate Initiative (WCI) is hiring a Program Associate based in Irvine.

The African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) is hiring an Associate Program Coordinator.

Protect the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. The Alliance for Children’s Rights is hiring a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is hiring a Director, Beckmen YOLA Center.

Bessemer Trust is hiring a Summer Associate to support the Philanthropic Advisory team on several projects including client-related research; knowledge management and content creation on a variety of topics in philanthropy, for both internal and external audiences; strategic internal initiatives; and more.

Arts at Blue Roof seeks a dynamic, community-minded onsite program manager to plan and develop community-based arts programming which includes their anchor program, “A Room of One’s Own,” a new artist residency launching in 2021, which offers free studio space and mentorship to woman-identified artists and creative makers.

Help Posse Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to become leaders in the workforce. The Posse Foundation is hiring a Career Program Manager.

The YMCA has numerous openings throughout Southern CA.

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services is hiring a CEO in La Verne.

Net Impact is looking for a Communications Manager who is passionate about storytelling.

The San Diego Foundation is hiring a Director, Environmental Initiatives, San Diego Women’s Foundation, Program Specialist, and a Director, Professional Advisor relations.

The Hammer Museum is hiring a Director, Legal Affairs.

The Recording Academy is hiring a Managing Director Artist Relations, Director, Marketing Special Projects, Brand Manager, and other positions.

The California Association of Museums (CAM) seeks a part-time Administrative Coordinator.

Green Dot Public Schools is hiring a Director of Mentorship, an Operations Manager and a Partnerships Manager.

LAUSD is hiring a Family and Community Engagement Director.

JPL is hiring a Public Engagement, Lead Communications Specialist.

Rhia Ventures is hiring a CEO in San Francisco.

Filoli is a 654-acre historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula, and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli is hiring a Chief Development Officer.

International Bird Rescue is hiring a Part-time Administrative Assistant, Part-time Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician, and a Social Media Intern.

  1. My curated social impact job blog is my way to help people who are unemployed. Being unemployed is a taboo subject. My goal is to help remove the stigma associated with a job loss so friends and colleagues can get the help and support they need.
  2. Life is too short to suffer in a job you hate.
  3. Everyone should have an “Occupassion,” a job they love which gives them meaning and purpose. I have truly loved my career and I’m grateful to have spent more than 25 years in the arts, nonprofits, and philanthropy, doing work that has had a positive impact.
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