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Latest News for Nonprofits

From CalNonprofits Insurance Services, a subsidiary of California Association of Nonprofits

With the New Year comes new regulations and implementation of recently passed laws related to staff management and human resources. In this article, our partners at CalNonprofits Insurance Services highlight a few of the regulations and laws that nonprofits need to care about. Tip: CalNonprofits full Members get free access to where you can review new laws, access sample documents, or pick up tips for best practices.
By Peter Manzo, President & CEO, United Ways of California and CalNonprofits Board Member

The nonprofit sector is where Californians come together to live their values, but we all do so in an environment heavily affected by government, and the choices government enacts through budgets have a significant impact on the results nonprofits can achieve.

Nonprofits involved in K-12 education will find plenty of good news in Governor Brown’s proposed 2015 budget, but community organizations fighting poverty will be disappointed to see the budget carry forward years of steep cuts to supports for low income families and individuals. 

California was derided as ungovernable just a few years ago, even before the 2008 global financial implosion. Thankfully, California’s finances are greatly improved, due to a recovering economy and the additional tax revenues from the passage of Proposition 30 that the Governor championed. California is no longer compared to Greece, but austerity is still the Governor’s prevailing theme.  
Everybody's talking about nonprofit overhead. Now CalNonprofits is doing something about it. CalNonprofits is pleased to announce the launch of a multicomponent initiative to change how we all think about overhead.

The initiative -- the Nonprofit Overhead Project -- will leverage millions of flexible dollars for nonprofits in California and elsewhere by changing government reimbursement rates, foundation grants and donor analyses. Components include:

* Working with state and county governments for full implementation of the new Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance on indirect costs;
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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March 5 - Thursday, in Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Arts Commission 2015 Employee Retirement Benefits Forum CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka to keynote
March 11 - Thursday, WEBINAR
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion with CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka in partnership with Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group (NIAG)
April 2 - Thursday, WEBINAR
How to Start a Nonprofit in California with CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka
FREE for Members/$10 for Not-yet-Members
April 16 - Thursday, Santa Barbara
Partnership for Excellence Conference, Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion with CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka
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