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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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Which of these statements about California nonprofits is true?
A) Nonprofits employ more people than in the construction industry.
B) Nonprofits bring more than $40 billion into our state each year from government, out-of-state foundations, and individual donors around the world.
C) Volunteers contribute the equivalent of about 331,000 full-time jobs to their communities.
D) California relies on nonprofits to deliver approximately 32% of Medi-Cal services to communities.

Causes Count - New Findings coverTo find out the answer we invite you to join us for the webinar reveal of Causes Count: the Economic Impact of California's Nonprofit Sector - New Findings! Be the first to learn about new research into the scope and impact of government-nonprofit partnerships, what's changed since we released the first Causes Count in 2014, and how the new data can be used to advocate for ourselves and our communities.

Causes Count - New Findings Revealed! (Webinar)
Thursday, November 14th from 12pm to 12:30pm
RSVP now - it's free!
EXCLUSIVE: 3 lucky webinar participants will each receive a free hard copy of the report. You must attend the webinar to win the drawing.

You can order your own hard copy of the report on our website starting November 14. A free PDF download of the report will be available after the webinar.

What's new in Causes Count - New Findings?

New research for this report includes a deep-dive into the relationship between government and nonprofits — the first time an analysis like this has ever been done in California. We also used the baseline data from the first-ever economic impact report, called Causes Count, released in 2014 to find new insights into California's nonprofit sector, including:

  • disparities within our sector are growing
  • California is now a net-exporter of foundation dollars
  • nonprofit sector's annual revenue grew faster than did California's GDP as a whole

Join us on November 14th to learn more! Hard copies of the report will be available for purchase on our website. A free PDF download of the report will also be available after the webinar.

We are proud to have partnered with The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego on this research, and we are grateful to the many advisors and our funders who made this report possible.

The U.S. Census is hiring thousands of Californians for temporary, flexible jobs that also benefit our communities.

Census jobs announcement

Nonprofits know what's at stake if our communities aren't counted in the next Census: representation in Congress and millions in federal funding are on the line. You also know that the best chance of making sure everyone is counted is for trusted messengers, including nonprofit staff and volunteers, to reach out.

Now it's time to encourage folks in your community to apply for temporary, part-time Census jobs!

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary positions including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. Pay ranges from about $15/hour to $30/hour depending on where you live, for most jobs. The jobs are typically a few weeks to a few months long including training, and have flexible schedules, though many require working in the evenings or on weekends.

2019 was a really busy legislative session! Our new Governor brought in his own bold agenda focusing on hot topics like housing, early childhood education, and criminal justice reform. And new and returning legislators were eager to put their own ideas into action. 

Issues that CalNonprofits takes up are typically lower-profile, yet high-impact for nonprofits, and with over 3,000 bills competing for attention in this crowded session, we had our work cut out for us.

Here’s how we were able to use our clout and maneuver through this challenging session.

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our upcoming events
Nonprofit Advocacy Workshop
Join the Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN), NextGen Policy, and CalNonprofits for a free workshop on how your nonprofit can be a great advocate for your community.
November 13, at 9 AM in Eureka
Learn more and RSVP here.
New Research Revealed! Causes Count: the Economic Impact of California's Nonprofits - New Findings (webinar)
CEO Jan Masaoka will reveal the new research on government funding, highlights of changes since the first-ever report in 2014, and the economic power of the nonprofit sector.
November 14, at 12 PM
RSVP now!
Discussion on Causes Count: the Economic Impact of California's Nonprofit Sector - New Findings
CEO Jan Masaoka will discuss the new findings of the soon-to-be-published Causes Count: The Economic Impact of California's Nonprofit Sector report with the Pasadena Executives Roundtable.
November 20, at 8:30 AM in Pasadena
Register here.