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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.
McCumber at annual convention, November 2013
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

The issue of whether to raise the minimum wage is being hotly debated in communities across California. Just last week, voters in both Oakland and San Francisco approved an increase, and the Los Angeles City Council has begun hearings on proposed increases as well. When it comes to the minimum wage, we often hear arguments from businesses, from labor and from government. But what about nonprofits? We are both employers and organizations embedded in our communities and trusted by the public, which gives us a point of view that is distinct.
Jennifer Fearing, who has successfully led state policy efforts for The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, will become the new Public Policy Director at the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). 

She ran the successful Proposition 2 ballot campaign in 2008 and has been in Sacramento since that time lobbying the California legislature, Governor's Office, and state regulatory agencies. She has helped pursue more than 50 positive state legislative and regulatory outcomes in Sacramento since 2008 and led efforts to develop a new caucus, voters scorecard, myriad lobby days and other successful events and policy initiatives.
By Nancy Berlin, CalNonprofits Project Director

While we may not have been at the forefront of the national election scene, Californians were asked to decide on an array of issues at the ballot box this week. Locally, communities took up everything from soda taxes and the minimum wage in the Bay Area, fracking in Santa Barbara, San Benito and Mendocino, and funds for parks in Los Angeles. 
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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November 26 - Wednesday at 6pm, Radio Show
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion KFRZ Public Radio, 90.1 FM, Chico "The Real Issue" show
December 4 - Thursday, in Sacramento
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion Nonprofit Resource Center
December 16 - Tuesday, 11am WEBINAR
January 8 - Thursday, WEBINAR
How to Start a Nonprofit, FREE for Members, $10 for Not-Yet-Members
January 12 - Monday, in Sacramento
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion Association of California Symphony Orchestras
January 21 - Wednesday, in Salinas
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County
January 28 - Thursday, in Sacramento
January 30 - Friday, in Kern County
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion at Kern County Grant Summit
February 11 - Wednesday, in Pasadena
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion Pasadena Executive Roundtable
February 26 - Thursday, in Camarillo
Causes Count: Briefing and Discussion Ventura County Community Foundation
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