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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

Nonprofits make life better for Californians every day. CalNonprofits is celebrating the important work done by California’s nonprofits in a transit ad campaign currently running in the San Francisco Bay Area, thanks to a generous donation by Great Kolor -- which also offers discounts to CalNonprofits members!

Clean air, safe food, after school programs, individual rights, information and education...all brought to you by your neighborhood nonprofit. Our “Support your local nonprofit” ad is a reminder of the daily impact nonprofits have on the life of Californians.

So please join us in celebrating your work!
1. If you are in the S.F. Bay Area, watch for the ads on the back of SF Muni and AC Transit buses
2. If you spot the ad, take a picture (if you can get yourself in the shot, even better -- but be careful, it’s a bus!)
3. Tweet your pictures with #GoCalNonprofits and post on Facebook, and we will send you a special thank you

Happy bus-hunting and take a moment to celebrate all you do every day -- we are!
Recently the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) released a new Uniform Guidance which mandates a minimum of 10% overhead in government-nonprofit contracts that include federal dollars, along with other changes in direct/indirect cost classification and approved purchasing procedures. This gives nonprofits a perfect opportunity to start talking about overhead and the real cost of programs. CalNonprofits and consultant Kay Sohl have designed three workshops to help nonprofits get their overhead costs funded with opportunities to learn in person or via webinar. Presenter Kay Sohl is a licensed Public Accountant who has devoted the last several years to helping nonprofits and government navigate the financial aspects of their relationships. Get more information and find out how to register here!
There are so many ideas worth sharing that we just had to add another day to our Annual Convention! Day One of the CalNonprofits Annual Policy Convention will focus on policy discussions of future trends that may impact your nonprofit in 2016.  Day Two is all “tech talks” -- that is, “technical assistance” talks. The day will feature smaller group discussions and learning from experts in their field. The tech talks are an opportunity to learn the “how-to” of managing the trends discussed on the previous day. Participation in the Day Two sessions will be limited to ensure attendees have time to talk directly with experts and peers. Check out all the great options here!  For updated Convention pricing, visit the registration page.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! ($10,000 more!) CalNonprofits Insurance Services (CIS) will be presenting the $10,000 Community Engagement Champion Award at the convention!  This award recognizes a CalNonprofits member organization that is a champion for their clients, patrons and constituents by engaging their wider community. We all know that community engagement and advocacy are an integral part of program services; is your organization a community engagement champion? Now is the time to show off! Learn more about the award and how to apply here. Join us in November to learn more about the community engagement work being done by CalNonprofits members!

Register for our Annual Policy Convention!

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September 2 - Wednesday, WEBINAR
Overcoming the Overhead Myth, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) webinar with CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka, Guidestar USA CEO Jacob Harold, and Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco COO Ann Goggins Gregory
September 28 - Monday, Eureka (Humboldt County)
Nonprofit Tax Seminar with Board of Equalization and CalNonprofits Program Director Diana Dunker (Register here)
September 30 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Getting Overhead Funded Series: Real Costs – Realistic Strategies: Understanding, Communicating, and Funding the Full Cost of Your Services, presented by CalNonprofits and Center for Nonprofit Management (Register here)
October 8 - Thursday, Monterey
Monterey Small Business and Nonprofit Seminar, sponsored by the State Board of Equalization, with CalNonprofits Program Director Diana Dunker (Register here)
October 14 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Getting Overhead Funded Series: OMB Uniform Guidance: Evaluating Options to Recover Your Full Costs, presented by CalNonprofits and Center for Nonprofit Management (Register here)
October 28 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Getting Overhead Funded Series: Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal presented by CalNonprofits and Center for Nonprofit Management (Register here)
November 4 - Wednesday, Oakland
CalNonprofits Annual Policy Convention 2015: Economic and Political Forecast for the Nonprofit Sector
November 6 - Friday, WEBINAR
November 16 - Monday, WEBINAR
Getting Overhead Funded Series: OMB Uniform Guidance: Evaluating Options to Recover Your Full Costs, presented by CalNonprofits (Register here)
December 11 - Friday, WEBINAR
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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