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
 
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CEO Jan Masaoka will discuss her thoughts and share the experiences of nonprofits in the current crisis, along with Paul Ash from the San Francisco Food Bank. Call-ins welcome!
April 8, 9pm
SBA Loan Programs: What Nonprofits Need to Know (webinar)
In partnership with the Small Business Administration, join us for unique opportunity to hear from insiders at the SBA and ask them questions directly.
April 9, 11am
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In partnership with the Inland Empire Capacity Builders Network, CEO Jan Masaoka will discuss the new research on government funding, highlights of changes since the first-ever report in 2014, and the economic power of the nonprofit sector.
May 7, 1pm
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