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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

You can…

…ask Judy Belk, the new Prlogo-convention-2014-squareesident of the California Wellness Foundation, what she wants "wellness" to mean

…tell Rick Cohen of Nonprofit Quarterly what YOU think he should bedoing his investigative reporting on

…tell Jan Masaoka, CEO of CalNonprofits (and the CalNonprofits board) what CalNonprofits should be doing

…ask Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator, why he won't change your nonprofit's rating

…ask Tim Delaney, President of the National Council of Nonprofits what he is most worried about in D.C.

…ask Ignacio Hernandez, nonprofit lobbyist, if your organization can hire him given his track record

and a whole lot more! 

If you haven’t registered yet, click here!

Nancy Berlin, former director of the California Partnership and project coordinator of the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness, has joined the staff of the California Association of Nonprofits as Project Director. Nancy will be based in CalNonprofits' Los Angeles office located in the California Endowment building.

Nancy is a well known to the California nonprofit and advocacy community through her leadership in advocacy in Sacramento and throughout California. Recognitions include Outstanding Public Citizen of  the Year Award from the California  Chapter of the National Association of  Social Workers and the Community  Building and Justice Award from Alexandria House. She is co-editor of How to Get Food and Money: The People's Guide to Welfare and Other Services.
There are lots of reasons to participate in CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention, including building your network, spending a day thinking about "big picture" concepts and implementation, learning about and discussing policy priorities and more. But all of that is true every year. So here are the 7 reasons this year's Convention is unique (and why you should register early):

7. Learn about the California budget process and how you can influence it (it’s easier than you think!)

6. Hands-on pre-Convention workshops on business models, finance, insurance, and legal issues for nonprofits (all day for 1 low price!)

5. Debate! Benefit Corporations, L3Cs, and Social Enterprise: Good or Bad for the Nonprofit Sector?

4. Talk about changing the narrative on “overhead” with Charity Navigator CEO Ken Burger and other thought leaders Read more...
Did you know there is an institution that gives $45 million each year to community nonprofits in California? If you don’t even know you’re eligible for it, you’re not alone. What you do need to know is that these funds are now seriously at risk.

The California Teleconnect Fund pays for up to 50% of many nonprofit phone and internet carrier services, and is currently paying an average of $811 permonth for more than 6,000 California nonprofits. Eligible nonprofits receive the discount through their phone or internet provider, so you may not even realize you have it!

The Fund is administered by the Public Utilities Commission, which is considering major changes in its eligibility criteria that might make many or most of these nonprofits ineligible. Read more...

Join nonprofit and philanthropic leaders from around the state for two days of engaging conversations about the current state of the nonprofit sector in California.

Our annual convention will feature the release of Causes Count: The Economic Power of California's Nonprofit Sector, a groundbreaking statewide economic and social impact study and the first report of its kind to examine the sector’s scope, activities and economic impact on California. Register now!
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
image of cover of Causes Count
July 23 - Wednesday, 1pm
Free Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Your Membership with CalNonprofits (current and not-yet members welcome!)
July 31 - Thursday
Pre-Convention Day - CalNonprofits Annual Convention 2014  at the California Endowment, Los Angeles
August 1 - Friday(Convention)
CalNonprofits Annual Convention 2014 at the California Endowment, Los Angeles
August 27 - Wednesday, 4pm - 6pm
Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County Annual Mixer with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits as special guest, at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas
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