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Latest News for Nonprofits

It's so hard to try to sum up a tumultuous year like 2018 in just a few dot points. California's nonprofits stood up to manage the impact of wildfires, floods, policies that targeted immigrant and other communities of color, and most recently the government shutdown. Sometimes it's hard to remember that big events like the 2018 election took place only a few months ago! The good news: we nonprofits are getting faster and better at adapting, turning around, morphing, and maintaining our balance in the changing windstorms. Click here to read more of CEO Jan Masaoka's letter to members and friends.

What else will you find in the Annual Report?

  • Three cornerstone insurance policies you need
  • Public policy update and looking ahead, plus a letter to California's Members of Congress
  • Exciting changes at GrantAdvisor
  • The latest on nonprofit student debt and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Photos from California Nonprofits Day and the 2018 Convention (video of some sessions are now available!)
  • CalNonprofits finances at the end of the year
  • and more!

Learn more about our work through our partnerships with members and allies around the state in our 2018 Annual Report.

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a topic of keen interest to nonprofits. When CalNonprofits conducted a survey recently, 424 nonprofits were quick to respond — discussing their own experiences with DAFs as well as their views on possible DAF regulations. And we are pleased to announce a new bill on DAFs - AB 1712 - co-sponsored by CalNonprofits, NextGen California, and philanthropist Kat Taylor. 

AB 1712 is authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks: “I introduced AB 1712 because we must ensure that tax incentives meant to encourage charitable contributions are being used as they were intended: to directly benefit the people and causes of service providers. They should not be used as a vehicle to benefit a few wealthy individuals, while depriving the general public of the benefits that result from direct gifts to charitable service providers,” she said.

“I want to bring stakeholders together so we can explore options to increase transparency. Let’s move to bring more sunlight to DAFs and unlock these much-needed funds by passing AB 1712."

Enormous changes in the field of donor-advised funds have reshaped the field far beyond how nonprofits have long understood it.

California’s new governor has promised big changes for our state, both when he was on the campaign trail and in his first proposed budget. Now that 100 days have passed, what are Governor Newsom’s top priorities? What has he already been able to jump-start? And what isn’t getting addressed?

Join CalNonprofits and our partners from California Philanthropy and the League of California Community Foundations for a fast-paced California Policy Forum webinar:

Wednesday, April 10th

11 AM to 12 PM
Register here

Webinar Panelists

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our upcoming events
California Policy Forum: First 100 Days the Newsom Administration (Webinar)
Join experts from nonprofits, philanthropy, and government who will help us sort through the dizzying array of budget proposals, bills, initiatives, and ideas that are all part of Governor Newsom’s policy agenda.
April 10, 2019 - online
Click here for more information and to register.
Key State Tax and Regulatory Issues for Charitable Organizations session at Georgetown Law School
Jan Masaoka will discuss issues related to nonprofit organizations and the current tax and regulatory environment.
April 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Click here for more information.