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CalNonprofits is...
...a statewide alliance of over 1400 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector. We work to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.
McCumber at annual convention, November 2013
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…focuses on raising your voice to policy makers, philanthropy and the public, and strengthening your ability to advocate on behalf of your community.

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vwym-button-photo-180pxNonprofit votes count. When nonprofits use our voting power, we advance our causes, make our voices heard and change the world for the better. CalNonprofits is proud to launch our 2014 Vote With Your Mission campaign. Join us!

Vote with Your Mission is CalNonprofits' campaign to have 100% of eligible nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers vote. We call on nonprofits in California to sign on to Vote with Your Mission! Read more...

changes-ahead-exit-sign-1024x662Nonprofit overhead is an issue that plays itself out in several dimensions: proposed legislation limiting nonprofit overhead, the influence of the online charity raters, the reluctance of foundations to fund "overhead," and the failure of so many government contracts to pay for the full costs of the programs they fund. CalNonprofits is developing a plan of action on all these fronts. Here we are pleased to bring an article from CalNonprofits board member Kim Klein, nationally known for her biting insight and wit about all things nonprofit: Read more...

WritingThe following is an Open Letter to the Board of Trustees of the James Irvine Foundation as they seek a new president. We hope this letter sparks a public dialogue and we welcome your comments. The letter, signed by CEO Jan Masaoka and Board Chair Ashley McCumber, was sent in advance to Don Howard, Acting President of the Foundation and asks the Trustees to consider not only what the James Irvine Foundation needs in a new executive, but what California needs from the Irvine Foundation. Read more...

graphic of calendarOn Tuesday, March 18, we held our first California Policy Forum of the year and got some important updates on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Our moderator, Richard Thomason of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, reminded us that “the Affordable Care Act is one of the most complex undertakings that has ever been attempted by state and federal government.” Panelists Cynthia Cox of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Richard Figueroa of the California Endowment and Kathy Ko Chin of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum painted the picture of its complexity nationally, statewide and on the local grassroots level.

Based on their presentations and conversations, here's what we learned: Read more...

Tropy-cup-with-cash-clearWe received a record number of entries for the Award of Excellence in Innovation this year - all of them inspiring stories of nonprofit staff finding creative ways to solve big problems. The five judges read stories from arts organizations, environmental activists, human services programs, and various health-related fields; groups serving children, youth, adults with disabilities, low-income families, communities of color, seniors and animals. Every day each of these organizations makes a difference in their community and we are grateful for their work and for their stories. Read more...

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April 24 - Thursday (12:30pm)
Get the Most Value Out of Your CalNonprofits Membership FREE 30 minute webinar with Christina Dragonetti, Membership Manager
May 5 - Monday (11am - 12pm)
May 6 - Tuesday (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
May 12 - Monday (8am - 1pm)
Grassroots Organizations Seminar  in partnership with Honorable Betty T. Yee, State Board of Equalization, at the Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
May 14 - Wednesday (10am - 12pm)
Integrity Housing's Southern California Nonprofit Meetup  with Jan Masaoka at Antioch University, Culver City Campus
May 19 - Monday (7:30am - 6pm)
May 19 - Monday (12pm)
Get the Most Value Out of Your CalNonprofits Membership FREE 30 minute webinar with Christina Dragonetti, Membership Manager
June 12 - Thursday (8am - 9:30am)
July 31 (Pre-Convention) - August 1 (Convention)
CalNonprofits Annual Convention 2014  at the California Endowment, Los Angeles