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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


FLOC has been matching young professionals with volunteer, committee and board positions for over 4 years now.  Within that time we’ve heard a lot of excuses as to why WE as individuals say no to volunteering.  It’s not that we don’t want to do it; it’s just that we’ve tricked ourselves into believing our excuses… read more


2013 marks exciting growth for FLOC as the “National Office” expands with Tiffany Martin as the new National Fund Developer.  FLOC-OC day-to-day operations will be handled by FLOC’s new OC Director, Malisa Braselle, and Shaina Flesser will take over as FLOC’s new Volunteer Coordinator.  Geoffrey Varga will step aside as FLOC’s MC to take on… read more


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