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?
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!