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...a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve.
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…to increase our collective voice in Sacramento and benefit from exclusive and discounted goods and services, including insurance just for nonprofits.

Latest News for Nonprofits

As designated by the passage of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54 by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), June 28, 2017 was the second annual California Nonprofits Day. Nearly 100 California nonprofit organizations from around the state selected by legislators as their Nonprofits of the Year were recognized at a luncheon event at the Sacramento Convention Center. A full list of honorees is hereClick here to watch the video of the full program!
In June, we warned you about AB 1250, a bill that would undermine the ability of nonprofits to provide critical services to our communities. Our efforts to negotiate a nonprofit exemption to the bill were rebuffed, and we are now asking you to help stop this bill by signing on to our letter opposing it. Click here to see the text of the opposition letter. Click here to sign on by August 18th.

Assembly Bill 1250 would require counties to conduct time-consuming, onerous processes in order to contract with nonprofits for vital services such as health care, senior nutrition, job training, legal aid, domestic violence services, substance abuse, animal welfare, affordable housing, and more. AB 1250 also requires nonprofits to reimburse counties for the costs of extensive new audits and to disclose the salaries and other personal information of all their employees.

AB 1250 could not have been introduced at a worse time. Communities are particularly fearful right now and people are shying away from government offices. Without nonprofit providers, crucial services are at risk.  

As a result we are urging our state elected officials to vote no on AB 1250 unless it is amended to exempt all nonprofits.

AB 1250 has already passed in the Assembly and will be considered in the Senate Appropriations Committee after the recess ends on August 21st. It if passes in there it will quickly go to a vote on the Senate floor, to be voted on by all Senators. 

In opposition to AB 1250 we are in alliance with the California Association of Food BanksCalifornia Partnership to End Domestic ViolenceJewish Family Services of San DiegoUnited Ways of California, and many other nonprofits. We are joined by county governments who are vocal in their opposition to this bill -- because they know they need nonprofits as partners.

We need to hear from you by Friday August 18th.  If you share our concerns and wish to add your organization's name, please go here to sign on and be a vocal part of the effort to stop AB 1250.

So far we've had more than 150 organizations sign on to the letter -- see the current version here. Once you complete the sign-on form, we'll add your organization's name and logo.
The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is very happy to announce the addition of three exceptional individuals to our board of directors: Celeste DeWald, Executive Director, California Association of Museums; Chet Hewitt, President and CEO, Sierra Health Foundation; and Sue Sigler, Executive Director, California Association of Food Banks. 

“We are thrilled to have these three leaders join the CalNonprofits board," said Chair Geoff Green. “They each bring not only strong individual experience with nonprofits, but also powerful policy networks that we look forward to working with even more closely." 
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August 24
Uniform Grants Guidance Challenges Workshop: Joint Training, Discussion, and Dialogue for County Managers and Nonprofit Leaders (Riverside)
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August 26 at 2pm - Saturday, Newport Beach
Workshop with Jan Masaoka – Not Your Mother's Board Workshop
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) California Conference (Strengthening NAMI Track)
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September 13 - Wednesday, Modesto
CalNonprofits Regional Town Hall
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September 21 - Thursday, Eureka
CalNonprofits Regional Town Hall
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September 26 - Tuesday, Sacramento
CalNonprofits Regional Town Hall
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September 28 - Thursday, Cathedral City
Opening Keynote by Jan Masaoka
Regional Access Project Foundation 2017 Nonprofit Conference and Desert Fast Pitch: Opening the Door to Excellence
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October 6 - Friday, San Bernardino
Keynote by Jan Masaoka
Inland Empire Community Collaborative Conference
THRIVE: Beyond Nonprofit Survival - A Capacity Building Conference
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October 18-19 - Springfield, IL
Keynote by Jan Masaoka
Forefront Conference – Bridging the Divide: Building Community in Illinois
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November 15-18 - San Francisco/Oakland
Workshop with Jan Masaoka – Redefining Organizational Sustainability
National Guild for Community Arts Education 80th Annual Conference for Community Arts Education
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