Nonprofit Advocacy Workshops

Nonprofit Advocacy Workshop LogoCalNonprofits is pleased to co-sponsor, along with NextGen Policy, a series of workshops on legislative advocacy at the state level. The workshops will focus on what nonprofits can and should do to represent and support their communities with limited time and resources.

Workshop topics include:

  • Unexpected reasons nonprofits should be advocates
  • Do's and don'ts of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying (yes you can!)
  • Advocacy approaches and tools
  • Questions and discussion

Next workshop:
Wednesday, November 13, 9am to 11:30am
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

We are pleased to partner with the Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN) on this workshop. Click here to save your seat!

Our first workshop in Los Angeles brought Senator Holly Mitchell together with 55 nonprofit leaders to discuss public policy advocacy. Click on the image below to see Senator Mitchell's remarks.

Holly Mitchell Video


The workshop in Stockton featured Mayor Michael Tubbs and San Joaquin County Supervisor Katherine Miller. We were thrilled to have more than 40 nonprofit folks from across the region join us to learn and be inspired to advocate for their communities. Click here to see more photos from the day.

Katherine Miller and Michael Tubbs

In San Bernardino, more than 50 nonprofit leaders participated in the training and a robust conversation about local issues, and local advocacy. We were pleased to also partner with Inland Empire Community Collaborative and First 5 San Bernardino.

Photo left to right: Suzie Gomez, Inland Empire Community Collaborative; Nancy Berlin, CalNonprofits Policy Director; Sam Seng, NextGen Policy; and Jan Masaoka, CalNonprofits CEO.

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our upcoming events
CalSavers is Here! What Do Nonprofits Need to Know? (Webinar)
Join us for a webinar to learn about CalSavers, a new retirement program that will enable employers (including nonprofits!) to give their employees access to a payroll-deduction Individual Retirement Account (IRA) at no cost to the employer or taxpayer.
October 18, at 11 AM (webinar)
Learn more and register for this free webinar here.
California Policy Forum: What is Redistricting and Why Should the Nonprofit Community Care? (Webinar)
While the 2020 Census is on the immediate horizon, communities will also begin to prepare in early 2020 for redistricting. Join us to learn about the timeline, key activities, and roles we can all play to ensure Californians of all backgrounds have a strong voice in the public sphere for the decade to come.
October 29, from 12pm to 1pm (Webinar)
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Rose Foundation Grassroots Grantee Convening
Policy Director Nancy Berlin will be speaking at the day-long capacity-building convening for grantees of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund and California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, and projects sponsored by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. 
October 29, at 9 AM in Davis
Learn more here.
Community Philanthropy Summit
CEO Jan Masaoka will be hosting a session on Nonprofit Advocacy and the Meaning of Life at this event for nonprofits and philanthropy in the region.
November 7,  in Lodi
Learn more and register here.
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.
Economic Impact of California's Nonprofits
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
Learn more here.