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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.

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Last year the California legislature passed SB 1343 expanding the requirement for who has to be trained on sexual (and other) harassment issues, largely in response to the #MeToo movement. Previously, only supervisors had to take the training, and it was only required for organizations with 50 or more staff. Now, it is required for all employees in organizations with 5 or more paid staff. The required training has to be completed by the end of this year.

The training must meet certain standards and must be repeated every 2 years. New employees must be trained within 6 months of hire or promotion to a supervisory position.  

Non-supervisor training = 1-hour session
Supervisor training = 2-hour session

Employee manual and posted notices updates: organizations with five or more employees will also need to update their employee manuals with the training requirements, anti-harassment, and retaliation policies; plus hang updated posters and hand out the California sexual harassment brochure (all available here). CalNonprofits Members can get free help building a compliant Employee Manual from ThinkHR - login for details.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing will be developing sexual harassment trainings by the end of the year, but those are not yet available. If you want to get started (and finished!) sooner, we encourage you to find the vendor or option that works best for your organization.

CalNonprofits Members Get FREE and Discounted Harassment Training

If your organization is a CalNonprofits Member (click here if you're not sure) your supervisors can take the required harassment training for FREE through ThinkHR. If you don't have your login information for ThinkHR, please contact Marvin Miller.

For the rest of your staff (non-supervisors), we have negotiated discounts on the required harassment training from Compliance Training Group, a California-based company. Trainings are available in English and Spanish. The cost depends on the number of staff and how you would like the information delivered:

E-learning pricing is based on the number of staff who will be taking the training (i.e. the number of sessions purchased) and the training can be completed anytime within 30 days of purchase.
Webinar pricing is based on the number of attendees enrolled for a specific date/time.

Both options are accessed electronically and are available for mobile devices as well.

Compliance Training Group accepts multiple payment options, including major credit cards and invoicing. Please note that if you choose to get an invoice then pay by credit card, an additional fee will apply. Online credit card payments and check payments on invoices do not incur additional charges.

Current members: if you’d like to learn more about this exclusive offer, please contact Tanya Grant. Please include your CalNonprofits Member Number and the membership's expiration date in your email. To find that information, click here to log in. If you don't remember your password, click "forgot password" to create a new one.

If your organization is NOT a current member and you'd like to join the CalNonprofits community of Members and take advantage of this, and other, perks Click here for membership information and click here for the membership application.

Both have to renew their registration with California every year!

If you own a car, you know that you have to register when you buy it, then file renewals every year through DMV. Similarly, new nonprofits have to register with the California Attorney General's office, then renew the registration every year.

The renewal form is called the RRF-1, and it's pretty straightforward.

Also like cars, the fees for renewal vary. The RRF-1 ranges from $25 to $300 depending on your organization's revenue, and organizations with less than $25,000 in revenue don't have to pay a fee (but they still have to file the form.) Some nonprofits are also required to submit their 990 along with the renewal.

And, even if your organization doesn't have any revenue or programs you still have to file the RRF-1.

How do I find out if we registered and are current on our renewals?

Paul Revere made his living as a silversmith, but everyone remembers him for what he did as a volunteer (thank you Susan Ellis).

It’s National Volunteer Month and most Americans agree: volunteers are priceless, whether mobilizing the Americans against the British Redcoats in 1772, comforting the dying, mentoring traumatized children, or risking their lives to stop toxic dumping. So much of the work that nonprofits do in our communities is done by volunteers: volunteers outnumber staff at nonprofits of all sizes, and an amazing 70% of California nonprofits are all-volunteer organizations.  In 2017 nearly 77.4 million Americans donated 6.9 billion volunteer hours

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our upcoming events
How to Start a Nonprofit Workshop
Nancy Berlin will be moderating this workshop presented in partnership with Public Counsel, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and the SELA Collaborative.
May 17, 2019 in Bell, CA
Click here for more information and to register.
Nonprofit Advocacy Workshop
CalNonprofits and NextGen Policy are collaborating on a half day advocacy training for nonprofits.
June 13, 2019 in Stockton
This event is FREE but registration is required. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
How to Start a Nonprofit in California (Webinar)
Thinking about starting a nonprofit? Jan Masaoka will lead this a jam-packed, fast paced webinar that is FREE for CalNonprofits members and $10 for not-yet-members.
July 11, 2019 at 11 AM
Learn more and register here
National Psoriasis Foundation regional conference
Jan Masaoka will keynote the conference on August 3, 2019
Tax Seminar for Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations
Join us and the California Department of Taxes and Fees for a FREE half-day seminar on taxes and exemptions for nonprofits.
August 29 at 8:30am in Los Angeles
Learn more and register here.