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In this time of turmoil and difficult decisions, we are partnering with Public Counsel to bring you a series of four webinars to help you decide how to move forward on key legal issues nonprofits are facing. We’ll cover what you can and should be doing to protect your organization, as well as what you can’t legally do – in four compliance areas:

  1. Nonprofits as Commercial Property Tenants – Know Your Rights! (Get the recording here)
    Learn tips about how to manage rent payments and lease, respond to landlord communications, and make use of local protections for tenants. Note: this webinar was presented on July 29th, 2020 and may contain information that is outdated. 
  2. Election Engagement the Right Way: August 27 at 11 AM (Register here
    Learn what nonprofits can and can’t do to help register new voters, provide public education about elections, engage candidates, and still stay safely within the limits allowed for tax-exempt organizations.
  3. Tips for Downscaling Your Organization: Date/Time TBD (mid-fall)
    Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization.
  4. Implementing Assembly Bill 5: Date/Time TBD (winter)
    Learn when the law requires a nonprofit to convert independent contractors to employees, when it doesn’t, and how to do it when it does.

Registration fees:
All webinars are free for members! (Learn more about membership here.)
$39 each or all 4 for $125 (Not-yet-members)
Register here for any or all of the webinars

All webinars will be delivered on Zoom with opportunities for questions, and the recordings and slides will be emailed to all registrants a few days after the webinar.     

Thank you to our series sponsor!

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CalNonprofits is co-hosting virtual town halls with California lawmakers from around the state. Join CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka and Public Policy Director Lucy Salcido Carter on for a webinar-style town hall where you'll hear directly from the California lawmakers representing your area, and from philanthropy, and nonprofits on what’s going on at the state and federal levels in response to COVID-19 and how these policies impact nonprofits.


Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo)

July 31, at 11am
Additional Speakers: 

Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold
Teresa Tardiff, Executive Director, CASA SLO (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, San Luis Obispo County)
Register now!

Recordings of previous Town Hall events:

Bear hugging CaliforniaTo learn how best we can support our community, we want to learn more about how you’re faring, about your triumphs and your challenges, and about what your nonprofit needs most now.

Please take 6 minutes to answer our 10 question survey.

We’ve talked with thousands of California nonprofits over the last few months – on Nonprofit Town Halls with elected officials, through webinars, and many old-fashioned phone calls. We know that some of us are operating at extremely high or beyond capacity – such as nonprofit health clinics and food banks – and others of us, like theaters and museums, are completely closed.

 Please take 6 minutes to answer our 10 question survey.

COVID-19 resources for California Nonprofits
In our efforts to support nonprofits and their staff, we have compiled this list of resources. More to come as we find them!

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our upcoming events
 
Virtual Town Halls with California Lawmakers
Join us for Virtual Town Halls with legislators and local philanthropic leaders to discuss COVID-19 policy and relief at the state and federal levels. Nonprofits in each lawmaker's district will be invited to hear directly from their representatives!
You can find details on each of the upcoming Town Halls as we schedule them here.
Nonprofits as Commercial Property Tenants – Know Your Rights! (webinar)
Learn tips about how to manage rent payments and lease, respond to landlord communications, and make use of local protections for tenants. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
July 29th at 11am
Click here for more details and registration.
G3X Conversation with Jan Masaoka
Jan will talk about nonprofits and moving forward in the COVID-19 world in an event hosted by Gianneschi Center for Nonprofits.
August 20th at 2pm
Click here for more details and registration.
Election Engagement the Right Way (webinar)
Learn what nonprofits can and can’t do to help register new voters, provide public education about elections, engage candidates, and still stay safely within the limits allowed for tax-exempt organizations. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
August 27th at 11am
Click here for more details and registration.
Tips for Downscaling Your Organization (webinar)
Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (mid-fall)
Click here for more details and registration.
Implementing Assembly Bill 5 (webinar)
Learn when the law requires a nonprofit to convert independent contractors to employees, when it doesn’t, and how to do it when it does. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (winter)
Click here for more details and registration.