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Workers' compensation insurance is a significant cost for nonprofits in both money and administration time. It's also an area that COVID is changing rapidly. In this informative, 75-minute webinar, three different perspectives are offered on workers’ comp insurance:

  • New and changing public policy
  • Workers' comp and employment law
  • Containing your workers' comp costs

Presented in partnership with CalNonprofits Insurance Services, join our Workers’ Comp webinar to get answers – and to learn what questions you should be asking.

The New Workers Comp Landscape for Nonprofits
Wednesday, October 14, 10:30AM to 11:45AM (Pacific)
Free for CalNonprofits Members, $39 for not-yet members
Register Here

Featured Speakers:
Karen E. Pointer, Esq., Lerman & Pointer, LLP
Colleen Lazanich, CEO, CalNonprofits Insurance Services
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Moderated by Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits

Can’t make it on October 14th? We’ve got you covered! Everyone who registers will get the recording and slides. 

Thank you to our webinar sponsor!

 

CalNonprofits Insurance corporate license number is 0827761.

More than 1,000 California nonprofits responded to our recent "We Ask the Community" survey.

TL;DR: Nonprofits are struggling, as are our communities. We are adapting with heroic energy and speed, and we are worried about the future. We aren't doing what we used to do, but we are prevailing: we are continuing to live our missions, lead with our hearts and values, and serve our communities well. And we're proud that we are doing so.

Your Stories

We expected to hear stories of financial fears, difficulties with government contracts, and deep suffering in communities. And we did hear those stories:

“Killed fundraising”
Lost more than $100,000 in contracts due to crisis”
PPE supplies are very difficult to obtain and cleaning services are very expensive”
Reduced hours by more than 50% for 3 months with most staff on reduced time or furlough”
“More people needing services, however less capacity due to COVID restrictions/precautions
"greatly reduced our ability to connect with clients in crisis”
“Our staff have been physically and emotionally taxed"

But we also heard pride in accomplishments and victories in the work, with many bright spots:

“Staff did not have the knowledge or resources needed to provide remote services, but for the most part, they have been willing to learn – despite their fears – because it's in the best interest of the clients with disabilities whom we serve"
“Moved 465 staff to remote work within two weeks. Continuing with all of our programming in a virtual environment”
“We found a solid partner, which will allow us to stream our fall dance film festival
“We were able to place 90% of our animals in foster care within the first two weeks of shelter-at-home”
“We have quadrupled our senior meals from 60k per month to almost 240k per month”
“We have been able to combine Census outreach with COVID-19 Response Team efforts for our Pacific Islander communities”
"I'm proud of how creatively and energetically we adapted to pandemic restrictions"

Foundation and donor-advised fund giving has changed over the last several years, and we can see strands of philanthropic reform emerging. These reform efforts are largely voluntary. But true philanthropic reform will require government laws and regulations to change. One example is AB 2936 (Wicks), the donor-advised fund transparency bill that CalNonprofits co-sponsored earlier this year.

With Inequality.orgNonprofitAF, and Community-Centric Fundraising, we are co-hosting two FREE national town halls on philanthropic reform:

Town Hall I: What’s Broken in the Foundation and Donor Landscape? 
Monday, September 21, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Pacific

Register here (both Town Halls are free, but separate registration for each is required)

Town Hall II: Fixing Philanthropy for Communities
Wednesday, October 5th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Pacific

Register here (both Town Halls are free, but separate registration for each is required)

Can't make it to the live Town Halls? Register anyway and we'll send you the recordings!

COVID-19 resources for California Nonprofits
In our efforts to support nonprofits and their staff, we have compiled this list of resources. More to come as we find them!

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our upcoming events
 
Fixing Philanthropy for Communities (2nd of 2 Town Halls on Philanthropic Reform)
What are some of the national and state efforts looking to address the issues identified in Session I? This session will include leaders of the Emergency Charity Stimulus campaign, an effort that could unleash $200 billion over the next 3 years without increasing the federal budget or costing taxpayers another dime. Presented in partnership with Inequality.ORG and Community-Centric Fundraising.
October 5th from 11am to 12:15pm (pacific)
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The New Workers Comp Landscape for Nonprofits
Presented in partnership with CalNonprofits Insurance Services, join our Workers’ Comp webinar to get answers – and to learn what questions you should be asking.
October 14th from 10:30am to 11:45am (pacific)

FREE for Members / $39 for not-yet-members
Click here for more details and registration.
BRDG Technology Conversation - AI
CEO Jan Masaoka will join a diverse panel to discuss how AI specifically (and technology in general) might be used to make a more positive contribution for the common good.
October 20th from 4pm to 6pm
Click here for more details and to RSVP.
Tips for Downscaling Your Organization (webinar)
Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (mid-fall)
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Implementing Assembly Bill 5 (webinar)
Learn when the law requires a nonprofit to convert independent contractors to employees, when it doesn’t, and how to do it when it does. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (winter)
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