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CalNonprofits is...
...a statewide alliance of nearly 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector. We work to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.
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Our advocacy...
…focuses on raising your voice to policy makers, philanthropy and the public, and strengthening your ability to advocate on behalf of your community.

Latest News for Nonprofits

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;
When it comes to the minimum wage, voices are often heard from business, from labor, and from government. But what about nonprofits? The nonprofit sector employs nearly one million Californians, and has more jobs than construction, finance, or agriculture. California's nonprofits benefit every resident of the state, and are trusted by the public for job creation and for efficient, ethical behavior.

CalNonprofits believes that all workers deserve an adequate wage and that raising wage floors is an important and effective tool for reducing poverty in our communities. That’s why CalNonprofits is announcing its support for increases to the minimum wage.

our members not only support increased minimum wages, but are eager to work with city and state officials on both legislation and implementation." 

Nonprofits must receive 10% or more in overhead costs in government contracts that involve federal money, according to a new uniform guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. This new guidance has the potential to make hundreds of millions of dollars more flexible for use by nonprofit human services, health, education, and conservation organizations. Of course, there is a "but”: we need to make sure this new rule is fully implemented and applied to every contract with every nonprofit in California.

The new CalNonprofits initiative on overhead launches later this month, but if your nonprofit has government funding, here are six things you should do NOW:

1. Determine whether the source of some or all of your government funding is federal (rather than state or local). In many cases federal funds are granted through state, county, and city departments. If you aren't sure, ask your contract officer in government. You have a right to know. If some of your funding has federal origins, the new Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance (OMB UG) probably applies to you. 
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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January 28 - Thursday, in Sacramento
Nonprofit Resource Center Annual Conference, CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka to Keynote
January 30 - Friday, in Kern County
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion with CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka, Kern County Grant Summit
February 3 - Tuesday, in Oakland
FREE Seminar for Nonprofits presented by Board of Equalization and CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka, Register now
February 4 - Wednesday, in Salinas
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion with CalNonprofits Project Director Kristen Wolslegel, Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County
February 5 - Thursday, WEBINAR
February 11 - Wednesday, in Pasadena
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion with CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka, Pasadena Executive Roundtable
February 19 - Thursday, via Telephone
Tax Help for Nonprofits Telephone Townhall with Board of Equalization Member George Runner and CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka
February 26 - Thursday, in Camarillo
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion with CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin, Ventura County Community Foundation
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