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Latest News for Nonprofits

Policy updates, news you can use, and Jan's perspective on decreased individual giving...check out the latest edition of CalNonprofits print newsletter.

Letter from CEO Jan Masaoka: What can we take away from the news that individual giving is falling?

From Policy Director Nancy Berlin: Why should nonprofits be advocates?

How to participate in the 2020 Census planning

New sexual harassment training requirements for supervisors and staff

From GrantAdvisor's Kari Aanestad: Hey Foundations! Nonprofits can’t register for this conference, but that’s not the real problem here...

Also: An update on the Donor Advised Funds Transparency bill (AB 1712), the Top 10 Membership Perks, and more!

Click here to read the Summer 2019 Buzz.

raised hands countingWith all the recent headlines about the Census and the potential addition of a question about citizenship on the survey, many nonprofits have asked us how they can get involved. Right now the California Census office is hosting a series of workshops around the state and it is crucial for nonprofits to participate. You can learn about the funding opportunities for outreach and influence Census survey implementation plans at the local level.

And, while you’re there, you can also speak up for the importance of nonprofits as trusted and accessible messengers to hard-to-count communities.

You will learn:

  • Funding opportunities for local organizations
  • Timelines and deadlines
  • Census survey distribution plans
  • Rights and protections for survey respondents
  • How you can make sure your community is counted

Upcoming Meetings:

Eureka– July 31, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Santa Rosa – August 2, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Merced – August 5, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fresno – August 6, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Bakersfield – August 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Oxnard – August 8, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

El Centro – August 14, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Diego – August 16, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Orange – August 23, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stockton – August 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meetings in other locations are scheduled for September - go to this page and click on 2019 REGIONAL CONVENINGS AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WORKSHOPS to see the list and registration links. Presentations from the previous meetings are available online as well.

We know that California has the most hard-to-count populations in the country. Nonprofits are crucial to making sure everyone knows their rights, understands the protections in place for respondents, and ensuring the success of the Census. The stakes are high - government is the largest source of nonprofit funding and much of it is allocated based on Census data. Undercounting California's residents will have a direct impact on nonprofits and communities.

For more information about why nonprofits should be involved in Census outreach, and why it’s so important for our communities that all Californians be counted, check out CalNonprofits' Census Toolkit for Nonprofits. 

Census 2020 LogoJune 27, 2019: California nonprofits have a huge stake in the Census (which takes place next year.) This morning the Supreme Court’s ruling means that the Census probably will not have a question on it about citizenship, a decision that nonprofits welcome. 

The Court appears to have left open a potential opportunity for the federal administration to add the citizenship question, and nonprofits and community advocates will continue to watch these developments closely.

The number of people counted in a state determines the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used in formulas that distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to each state. It is estimated that for every person who is counted in California, our state will receive $2,300 in federal funding -- money that goes to health clinics, HeadStart, road maintenance, food stamps, and local schools.

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our upcoming events
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 28, at 8:30 AM in Los Angeles
Learn more and register here.
Shedding Light on DAFs: Pros & Cons of New Legislation
CEO Jan Masaoka will engage in a spirited discussion with Dan Baldwin from the Community Foundation for Monterey County about donor-advised funds and AB 1712, hosted by Candid.
August 29 at 10 AM in San Francisco
Learn more and RSVP here.
Nonprofit Workshop: Advocacy and Lobbying
Join the SELA Collaborative and CalNonprofits at this FREE workshop to learn about the do's and don'ts of advocacy and lobbying.
September 9, at 2:30 PM in Bell Gardens
Learn more and RSVP here.