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CalNonprofits is...
...a statewide alliance of over 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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…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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In early 2015, CalNonprofits announced its support for increases to the minimum wage:

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.

There's no better way to stay up to date with California law and policy and connect with fellow nonprofit leaders in our state than to read the CalNonprofits Buzz newsletter

Our Winter issue features information on our new Nonprofit Student Loan Project, a Spotlight on Workers' Comp, the latest rules nonprofits need to know for 2016, and lots of other news you can use.

This issue is now available here. Download and read it today!
On Monday, the California Assembly elected Assemblymember Anthony Rendon — a longtime nonprofit executive — as Speaker of the Assembly, a position he is expected to hold for several years. Rendon, who will be sworn in on March 7th, represents the 63rd District — home to several cities in southeastern Los Angeles County.

Prior to his election to the Assembly in 2012, Rendon led Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc., a nonprofit provider of comprehensive child development and social and medical services to over 2,300 children and families offered through thirty-five child development centers located throughout Los Angeles County. Before working at Plaza, Rendon served as the Interim Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters from 2008 to 2009.

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February 24 - Wednesday, Oakland
Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal: Join CalNonprofits and CompassPoint for the third of three sessions on overhead costs. (Register here)
March 2 - Wednesday, Riverside
California Association of Museums 2016 Conference: CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka will speak on Cultivating Board Diversification at the Director's Dinner (More information here)
March 7, March 22 & April 11 - WEBINAR
Getting Overhead Funded: A 3 webinar series designed to assist nonprofit accountants and CFOs with strategies for navigating new OMB regulations and understanding overhead. (Register here)
March 29 - Tuesday, WEBINAR
California Policy Forum Webinar: What's at Stake with the Proposed State Budget? A free interactive webinar with Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget & Policy Center (Register here)
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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