At some point in our careers we all begin to realize the value of networking.  Whether our goal is to develop a stronger client base, discover new business, get recommended for a new job, find a mate, meet new friends or simply expand our world perspective…networking is critically important and in many careers vitally essential.… read more

FLOC celebrates its 5-year anniversary this week, so we thought it would be fun to look back over the years and choose the TOP 10 Best Moments in FLOC’s history.   Certainly you might have a few more to add. #10) “FLOC” Idea Conceived  (Jan, 2009) It was lunchtime on January 7th, 2009, when roommates Shawn… read more

April 16, 2014

Why Membership Matters

In a few short weeks FLOC will celebrate its 5 year anniversary!  That’s an incredible accomplishment for any small business, let alone a nonprofit.  The anniversary is a testament to the passion, persistence and commitment of so many individuals including founders, sponsors, donors and most importantly MEMBERS. In the earliest months of FLOC’s existence, there… read more

Membership with any organization can often go the way of a New Year’s resolution (88% fail rate).  At first you join/renew with lots of enthusiasm, push hard for a short period, get involved in an event or two…but as time progresses you get busy, you forget, and before you realize it you’re no longer engaged.… read more

Awareness Events 29th January, Boys Town, Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. 26th February, ExplorOcean, Newport Beach. 13th March, Good Will, St. Patty’s Party at Muldoon’s in Newport Beach. 30th April, Women’s Transitional Learning Center, Location ~ TBA. 28th May, Project Access & Be The Match, Location ~ TBA. 25th June, United Way, Location ~ TBA 30th… read more

December 27, 2013

2013 Year in Review

In the midst of the holiday season and as the end of the year draws near, please allow us to say a huge THANK YOU to YOU for your support and for making a difference in the local community.  FLOC’s 2013 volunteer contribution reached 72,000 hours served, which is equal to $1,782,000 of market value… read more

YOUTH WILL BE SERVING ~ Orange County organization FLOC grows as it carries out its mission to help young volunteer professionals and nonprofit groups find each other.  BY THERESA WALKER The acronym for the organization Shawn Wehan and a few buddies started in 2009 to engage more young professionals in community-based philanthropy couldn’t be more fitting: FLOC.… read more

Hi friends and family! Hope everyone is doing well on this fine Tuesday evening. As you all know by now, I’m working for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-an organization that I grew up volunteering at in San Diego that became very near and dear to my heart. I lost touch with the Foundation during college, but… read more

We’ve all been there…  It’s that moment when you walk into a networking event and someone you’ve never met before immediately approaches you with a half smile and a loaded question… “So, what do you do for work?” Awkwardly glancing at them, you take a deep breath, start to speak and then !!BAM!!  like a… read more

May 7, 2013

FLOC News ~ May 7th

A Weekend Of Races FLOC members were out in force this past weekend at several races benefiting local charities, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk in Huntington Beach, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation’s Reaching For The Cure run/bike in Irvine and the OC Marathon in Newport Beach which benefited Talan’s Top Dog and WeRock.  Again, thank you to all FLOCers… read more

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