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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 Rudy Salas (D-Kings and Kern Counties) and Congressman TJ Cox (CA-Central Valley)

June 5, at 11am
Additional Speakers: 

Mari Pérez-Dowling, President and CEO, United Way of Kern County
Jeremy Tobias, CEO, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK)
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Register now!

Assemblymembers Phil Ting and David Chiu, with Senator Scott Wiener

June 11, at 2pm
Additional Speakers: 

Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Additional speakers TBA
Register now!

Assemblymember Randy Voepel (R-San Diego and Riverside Counties)

June 12, at 11am
Additional Speakers: 

Mark Klaus, CEO, Home of Guiding Hands
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits 
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Register now!

Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson)

June 18, at 1pm
Additional Speakers: 

Maleka Chris, CEO, Love Beyond Limits
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Register now!

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta)

Date/Time: TBA
Additional Speakers:

Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Registration coming soon!

Recordings of previous Town Hall events:

 Updated May 18, 2020

We know that in a crisis nonprofits step up to advocate for, and serve, our communities. In our efforts to support nonprofits and their staff, we have compiled this list of resources. It is by no means comprehensive, but we will update it as new resources come to our attention.

Resources List (click the links below to skip to each section)

CalNonprofits Advocacy and Support
COVID-19 related funding opportunities
Federal resources and Information
California announcements and resources
Employer and employee resources
Resources for individuals

CalNonprofits advocacy and support

COVID-19 related funding opportunities

Never has it been more clear that nonprofits are the heartbeat of our society. And never have nonprofits needed more help.

More than 620 California nonprofits jumped at the chance to raise their voices to state government leaders about what they need to continue their work in the COVID-19 crisis. They responded quickly to a CalNonprofits questionnaire, and two key themes immediately emerged:

  • Nonprofits are adapting at lightning speed to serve their constituencies, whether delivering meals rather than serving them at a facility or having dentists at a nonprofit dental clinic do follow-ups and assessments via video.
  • Government, which provides about 30% of the funding of nonprofits, has acted inconsistently and unevenly to adapt contract requirements, invoicing procedures, and more, further adding to the burden nonprofits are taking on.

More than 1,100 nonprofits have signed onto a CalNonprofits-led letter urging specific actions from state government (you can sign on here), and this questionnaire focused more deeply on how nonprofits are impacted by the crisis and what government can do to help.

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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.
Invisible Giant: Briefing on the Economic & Social Power of the Nonprofit Workforce
In partnership with Fund the People, CEO Jan Masaoka will provide the California perspective in this briefing that will explore the economic and social importance of our workforce, and how we can help policymakers understand and support nonprofit workers.
May 28, 2020 at 12pm (Pacific)
Register here.
501(c)onference: State of the Sector - Responding to Communities In Crisis
CEO Jan Masaoka joins a panel of experts for the keynote address at the 501(c)onference.
June 2, 2020 at 9am
You can find details on the conference hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management here.