The California Policy Forum brings together nonprofits and philanthropy to engage with key policy makers, advocates, analysts, and one another on breaking policy issues that impact our sectors. In an online forum, listen to interviews with experts on issues such as health care reform, immigration reform, state budget debates and insider news on nonprofit taxation and regulation.

Bringing together multiple viewpoints, sparking discussion and debate, and providing the “whole story” on complex issues, the series will help you understand critical issues that impact nonprofits and grantmakers in California and what they mean for your work.

A partnership between CalNonprofits and Philanthropy California (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers) and the League of California Community Foundations, the California Policy Forum not only provides a platform to bring together the voice of nonprofits and philanthropy in our state, but amplifies the sector's significance and priorities to policy makers and experts.

Upcoming Webinars

2020 Mapping California's Future
Tuesday, October 29th from 12pm to 1pm
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The anticipation of 2020 continues to grow, particularly as California prepares for the census, redistricting, and elections. Organizations and communities continue to work tirelessly to coordinate and align their efforts to ensure that each person is counted and represented in our democracy.

While the 2020 Census is on the immediate horizon, communities will also begin to prepare in early 2020 for redistricting. Communities’ representation and, as a result, their influence in the public decisions that affect their lives for the entire decade that follows, hinges on a strong redistricting process that includes people from across the wide range of diverse Californians.

What is the role of nonprofits, foundations, and government to ensure that Californians are represented fairly?


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.

Register now! (webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants)

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Past Webinars

First 100 Days of the Newsom Administration (recording)
April 10, 2019

Advancing Equity: Saying NO to the Status Quo (recording 
November 13, 2018

We All Count: Tackling the 2020 Census Together (recording 
July 31st, 2018

Stepping Up to the Plate - How California is responding to policies from Washington (recording)
March 19, 2018

Federal Tax and the Budget Debate: Where Things Stand and Why it Matters to our Sector (recording)
December 6, 2017

2018 Political Forecast - What Can We Expect and How Can We Prepare?
August 15, 2017

The First 101 Days of the Trump Presidency (recording)
May 1, 2017

A Case of Uncertainty-the 2017 California State Budget (recording)
March 1, 2017

2016 Elections: Voter Engagement and Ballot Propositions (recording)
September 20, 2016

Drought, Water & the Economy: What We All Need To Know (recording)
August 10, 2016

What's at Stake with the Proposed Budget? (recording)
March 29, 2016

Prop 47: Look Back Look Forward (recording)
December 14, 2015

The Winners, Losers, and Silver Lining of the Proposed State Budget (recording)
March 24, 2015

Local Control Funding Formula Implementation Update and Opportunities (recording)
December 16, 2014

Understanding Nonprofit Overhead and its Policy Implications (recording)
July 17, 2014

Affordable Care Act. The Road Thus Far (description & slides)
March 18, 2014

What Californians Need to Know about the Fiscal Cliff Deal
January 28, 2013

Should Californians Welcome Social Impact Bonds?
May 10, 2013

One Million More Californians are Eligible for Health Coverage: Are We Ready for Expansion?
July 25, 2013

The Possibility and Implications of Immigration Reform
October 4, 2013




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