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An action packed day of conversations, debates, learning and networking!


  • 7:30am - 8:30am -- Registration, Breakfast
    Please pick up a program and your badge at the registration table.
  • 8:30am - 9:45am -- Plenary Session
    California Foundation CEOs: What Should Philanthropy Be Doing Better?
    Fred Ali, President & CEO, Weingart Foundation
    Emmett Carson, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
    Pam David, Executive Director, Walter & Elise Haas Fund
    Moderator: Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits 
  • 9:45am - 10:00am -- Break
  • 10:00am - 11:00am -- Concurrent Sessions 1
    I'm a Nonprofit Lawyer, Ask Me Anything!
    Rosemary Fei, Principal, Adler & Colvin
    Secrets of Local Nonprofit Policy Coalitions
    Danielle Brazell, Executive Director, Arts for LA
    Patricia Gardner, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
    Vincent Pan, Executive Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
    Moderator: Latonya Slack, Principal and Founder, Slack Global Consulting
    Health Reform: What Nonpropfit Employers Need to Know
    Meredeth Clark, CEO, CalNonprofits Insurance Services
  • 11:00am - 11:15am -- Break
  • 11:15am - 12:15pm -- Concurrent Sessions 2
    Emerging Nonprofit Funding Models
    Gihani Fernando, Manager, The Bridgespan Group
    Carla Javitz, President, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF)
    Marc Spencer, CEO, JUMA Ventures
    Moderator: Jeanne Bell, CEO, CompassPoint
    How to Influence the State Budget
    Glenn Backes, Public Policy Consultant
    Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget Project
    Libby Sanchez, Legislative Advocate
    Moderator: Kris Lev-Twombly, Director of Policy, CalNonprofits
    Nonprofits Talking Taxes
    Kim Klein, Founder, Klein & Roth Consulting
  • 12:15pm - 2:15pm -- Lunch & Keynote Address
    Robert Reich, former United States Secretary of Labor
    and star of Inequality For All
    CalNonprofits Annual Membership Report
  • 2:15pm - 2:30 -- Break
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm: Concurrent Sessions 3
    Debate: Should Nonprofits Be Held to Higher Ethical Standards than For-Profits?
    Melissa Breach, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of California
    Dolores Garay, Development Officer, California Rural Legal Assistance
    Nayantara Mehta, Senior Counsel, Alliance for Justice
    Marco Montenegro, Director, Mission Economic Development Agency
    Moderator: Kim Klein, Founder, Klein & Roth Consulting
    Nonprofits Change History: Meet the History-Makers
    Criminal Justice Reform: Peggy Edwards, Executive Director, LA Regional Reentry Partnership
    Marriage Equality: Matt Foreman, Program Director, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
    Single Payer Health Care: Shannon Miller, Board Chair, Health Care for All
    Immigration Rights: Reshma Shamasunder, California Immigrant Policy Center
    Moderator: Peter Manzo, President & CEO, United Ways of California
    Statewide Economic Impact Study: Preliminary Results
    Laura Deitrick, Executive Director, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, University of San Diego
  • 3:30 - 4:30 -- Networking Happy Hour


  • California Foundation CEOs: What Should Philanthropy Be Doing Better? -- Get an inside perspective from three key foundation CEO’s, Fred Ali, Emmett Carson and Pam David, about the challenges and new directions in philanthropy. Moderated by CalNonprofits CEO, Jan Masaoka.
  • Health Reform: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know -- Speak with insurance expert, Meredeth Clark, about your role as a nonprofit employer with the roll out of the Affordable Care Act. Understand your responsibilities and learn how you can be in compliance with the law.
  • I'm a Nonprofit Lawyer - Ask Me Anything! -- Get your most challenging legal questions answered for free. Join accomplished nonprofit lawyer Rosemary Fei for a Q&A on a full range of nonprofit and tax-exempt legal issues.
  • Emerging Nonprofit Funding Models -- What’s new in fundraising? Hear from experts about cutting-edge ideas and growth strategies for making the most of your fundraising efforts, from social enterprise funding to building a sustainable revenue model.
  • Should people who work in nonprofits be held to a higher moral and ethical standard than people in the for-profit sector? -- Listen to a lively debate about the role of values and ethics in the sector. In an era of increasing market-based strategies and a blurring of the lines between nonprofit and for-profit, strong opinions fall out on either side of this timely issue.
  • How to Influence the State Budget -- You have a role in the state budget. Discuss the key aspects of the budget and its relationship to your bottom-line. Hear from experts about how to get your voice heard in Sacramento.
  • Nonprofits Change History! Meet the History-Makers -- Marriage equality, health reform, immigration rights, and criminal justice – these are all social justice movements that never would have gotten off the ground without the fervent, daring and innovative work that the nonprofit sector is known for.
  • Nonprofits Talking Taxes -- Legendary author and speaker Kim Klein challenges your assumptions about nonprofit revenue and asks the question: what do you really know about taxes?
  • Sneak Peak of the First Statewide Economic and Social Impact Study of California’s Nonprofits -- Dr. Laura Dietrich presents preliminary results from the first-ever research study about the real impact of nonprofits statewide. Learn about the tangible value that nonprofits provide California.
  • Secrets of Local Nonprofit Policy Coalitions -- There’s power in numbers. Boost your advocacy efforts by working together in coalitions. Learn from skilled coalition-builders across different sectors about how creating alliances can work for your cause.
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