The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve. 

At CalNonprofits we: 

  • Speak with the voice of California nonprofits to the legislature, government agencies, philanthropy, and the public.
  • Work with legislators and nonprofit coalitions to develop legislation that will allow nonprofits to bring our full power to serving our communities, and remove the obstacles to efficient contracting and high-impact work.
  • Bring nonprofits together to discuss and debate issues, to think through the implications of government and philanthropic actions, and to build networks that support our organizations and the communities we serve.
  • Publish research, analysis, news and opinion through our website, our print newsletter, and our e-newsletter. Sign up for our free e-newsletter to keep you up to date on what you need to know about Sacramento doings and special opportunities for your nonprofit.
  • Members: Nearly 10,000 California nonprofits are members of CalNonprofits. Membership benefits include discounts to goods and services, exclusive access to special membership opportunities, and the energy that comes from participating in an active advocacy network. For more about membership, click here.
  • Board of Directors: CalNonprofits is led by a volunteer Board of Directors representing a diversity of geography, organizational types and fields, and personal backgrounds. For more about the Board of Directors, click here.
  • Offices: Our main office is in San Francisco. We also have offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. In addition, the California Association of Nonprofits Insurance Services brokerage is located in Capitola. See each office's contact page for a location map.
  • Staff: Our staff is led by CEO Jan Masaoka; other key staff include Christina Dragonetti, Marketing and Membership Manager (San Francisco); Dishauna Castro, Administrative Coordinator/Executive Assistant to the CEO (San Francisco); Sean Coffey, Communications Director (San Francisco); Nancy Berlin, Policy Director (Los Angeles); and Jennifer Fearing, Sacramento Advocate (Sacramento). For more about our staff and their backgrounds, click here.

For one hundred years, California nonprofits have been in the forefront of important social movements including; the women's suffrage campaign of the 1900s, the free speech and black liberation movements of the 1960s, and the birth of the environmental movement in the 1980s. As a result of the dedication and vision of California’s nonprofits in years gone by, today:

  • California's nonprofit hospitals and universities are world class institutions
  • California's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are admired around the world for their artistic daring and excellence
  • California's all-volunteer organizations manage huge programs for children and for our parks and beaches

California's 80,000 nonprofits are key reasons why California is an economic driver, a leader in innovation, a champion for hope and opportunity, and always looking towards a better future.

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Webinar: We All Count: Tackling the 2020 Census Together
Tuesday, July 31st, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Join us for an in-depth discussion about what’s at stake for our state, what the challenges will be, and why our government, nonprofits, and philanthropy will have to work together to prevent an undercount in California.
Register here
Webinar: How Nonprofit Staff Can Get Student Loan Forgiveness
Wednesday, August 1st, 11:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific)
Christina Dragonetti, Nonprofit Student Debt Project Manager, will explain about repayment plans to lower monthly payments, and how to qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Register here
Los Angeles: Tax Seminar for Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations
Wednesday, August 8th, 8:30AM to 12:30PM
CalNonprofits is helping to coordinate this seminar with the California Dept. of Tax and Fee Administration
Register here
Sacramento: Association of California Symphony Orchestras Annual Conference
Jan Masaoka is a panelist on the Arts and Policy Panel and also speaking at a breakout session
Friday, August 10th
Click here for more information
Fullerton: Gianneschi 2017 Summer School for Nonprofits Conference
Jan Masaoka will be speaking
Tuesday August 14th
Click here for more information 
Fresno Town Hall
Join Jan Masaoka and Nancy Berlin for an intimate opportunity to discuss legislation impacting nonprofits and to hear from local leaders. This event is co-sponsored by Central Valley Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Valley Chapter, and Fresno State Humanics Department
Thursday, August 30th
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San Bernardino: Inland Empire Community Collaborative Conference
Jan Masaoka is keynoting this conference
Friday, October 5th
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Los Angeles: CalNonprofits Policy Convention
Thursday, October 18th, Los Angeles
Join with 300 nonprofit leaders, funders, and supporters.
For more information, visit our conference page 
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