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...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.
 
 
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Latest News for Nonprofits

CalNonprofits often chooses to take positions on issues that affect California’s nonprofit sector as a whole, or affect significant portions of the sector. Recently, our Board has taken stands on two important issues that we want to share with you:

First, we are pleased to announce our support of AB 43 (introduced by Assemblymember Mark Stone), which would create a refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low and middle-class families in California.

The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the most important ways to support working families. Twenty-five states have already established their own EITC to magnify the impact of the federal EITC. Studies focused on state EITCs adopted in other states have estimated that each additional dollar received by a tax filer can generate a further $1.50-2.00 in local economic activity.
The sudden departure of Charity Navigator's CEO Ken Berger comes as the online charity rater seems to be signaling a shift towards a more technology-intense focus. As Charity Navigator's board looks to the future, it's an opportune moment to share thinking from the nonprofit community. The following letter has been emailed and faxed to their office in addition to being published here.

Dear Mr. John Dugan, Chair, and Members of the Board of Directors of Charity Navigator:

As you know, Charity Navigator has become an important institution influencing donors, nonprofits and the public at large. As a result, the direction and work of Charity Navigator is of material interest to many stakeholders, perhaps especially nonprofit organizations. With 9,400 nonprofits who are members, we at the California Association of Nonprofits -- CalNonprofits -- would like to take this opportunity to share some thoughts as you define Charity Navigator's next steps and renewed vision, and select a new CEO.
Earlier this year, CalNonprofits announced our support for increases to the minimum wage because we believe that all workers deserve an adequate wage and that raising wage floors is an important and effective tool for reducing poverty in our communities. We said in January, "our members not only support increased minimum wages, but are eager to work with city and state officials on both legislation and implementation.” 

Today we did just that.

Here’s our Sacramento Advocate Jennifer Fearing — who testified today in front of the California Senate Labor Committee in support of the minimum wage bill — with Senator Mark Leno, author of SB3. “I’m proud to testify in support of this important anti-poverty bill backed by CalNonprofits,” said Fearing.

Our Policy Director Nancy Berlin was heard from on the issue today as well in the L.A. Times, where she said: "In the long run, we don't want to create a low-wage workforce among nonprofits. It creates high turnover and a lot of disgruntled people who are trying to do good work in the community."


How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
 
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April 30 - Thursday, Daly City
Daly City Youth Health Center 25th Anniversary Gala, keynote by CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka
May 7 - Thursday, San Luis Obispo
Spokes Salutes Awards Gala, keynote by CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka
May 8 - Friday, Los Angeles
May 12 - Tuesday, Santa Barbara
FREE Nonprofit Tax & Compliance Seminar, co-sponsored by Board of Equalization and CalNonprofits (Register here)
June 2 - Tuesday, San Diego
Uniform Grant Guidance Seminar with OMB Senior Analyst Gilbert Tran, presented in partnership with Moss Adams LLP (Register here, select San Diego location)
June 3 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Uniform Grant Guidance Seminar with OMB Senior Analyst Gilbert Tran, presented in partnership with Moss Adams LLP (Register here & select Los Angeles location)
June 4 - Thursday, San Francisco
Uniform Grant Guidance Seminar with OMB Senior Analyst Gilbert Tran, presented in partnership with Moss Adams LLP (Register here)
June 8 - Monday, Silicon Valley
June 10 - Wednesday, Oakland
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