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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.

Latest News for Nonprofits

5/27/16 - The news we've all been waiting for is here: together, we stopped AB 2855. The bill was held in the Appropriations Committee today and will not advance. See our fact sheet here.

We extend our gratitude to Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and the other members of the Committee for taking into account the concerns of the nonprofit sector. 

And a big shout out to our nonprofit community! In the last two months, more than 700 nonprofit organizations spoke up to oppose this bill, an unprecedented show of solidarity. Nonprofits of all types and sizes called, wrote and visited their legislators and it paid off. This was truly a team effort that showed the power of the nonprofit community.

As a reminder, AB 2855 would have required nonprofits to place unnecessary and burdensome notices on every document that includes a fundraising message -- not just California nonprofits but any nonprofit that attempts to raise funds in California. While we share the goals of transparency for nonprofits and prosecuting bad actors, this bill would have done nothing toward achieving those goals.

While this fight over, there’s more work our sector has to do to ensure that policymakers know who we are, how we operate, how regulated our sector already is, and how crucial we are to California’s economy and communities.

Everybody’s talking about the new regulations from the Department of Labor that may change how nonprofits classify employees and whether or not they must be paid overtime. But as usual, California is different. One of the ways we’re different is that we have very distinct labor laws, which means that the new federal overtime rules will play out differently in our great state. In addition, nonprofits have certain types of situations that are specific to nonprofits. There are bound to be many court cases and the impact of the rules is still being debated, but here’s what we know so far:
5/26/16 - In an op-ed piece in today's Sacramento Bee, Beth Hassett of WEAVE makes a persuasive argument against AB 2855, pointing out that the bill would unfairly cast suspicion on charities and is an unnecessary burden on nonprofits. Read the op-ed here!

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June 14 - Tuesday, Webinar
A National and Local Policy Update on Student Debt, Featuring Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) (Register here)
June 16 - Thursday, Long Beach
Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal, A workshop on Getting Overhead Funded with CalNonprofits and The Nonprofit Partnership (Register here)
June 28 - Thursday, San Diego
State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit, Featuring CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka (Register here)
August 8 - Monday, Oakland
California State Board of Equalization Event, Featuring CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka speaking on Funding Sources Available to Nonprofits (Register here)
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CalNonprofits 2016 Convention: The Power of California Nonprofits (Register here)
October 7 - Friday, Los Angeles
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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