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CalNonprofits is...
...a statewide alliance of nearly 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector. We work to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.
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Our advocacy...
…focuses on raising your voice to policy makers, philanthropy and the public, and strengthening your ability to advocate on behalf of your community.

Latest News for Nonprofits

The Los Angeles City Council has voted 14-1 to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 for businesses with 26 or more employees. The first boost will occur in July 2016, when wages will be increased from $9 to $10.50 an hour. 

Usually minimum wage debates only include businesses and labor. But this time, we're glad to say that nonprofits were at the negotiating table as well. 

CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin convened Los Angeles nonprofit leaders to discuss minimum wage proposals, represented the nonprofit community in meetings with Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council members and labor, and testified before the City Council.
CalNonprofits strongly supports the California New Motor Voter Program, which would amplify the voices of nonprofits and the communities we serve.  

California’s nonprofits provide employment to nearly one million Californians and work to promote social change. But nonprofits and the communities we serve are often unheard and uncounted in elections. CalNonprofits “Vote With Your Mission” campaign encourages nonprofit employees, volunteers and clients to be counted by voting their values and beliefs at the ballot box.

By simplifying voter registration, AB1461 -- the California New Motor Voter Program -- is an opportunity for California’s nonprofits to overcome a hurdle to voting our mission.  The California New Motor Voter Program takes advantage of the Department of Motor Vehicles’ wide reach to register eligible voters when they obtain or renew a license or are issued a state identification card.  
Diana Dunker, formerly Chief Program Officer for the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues, has become the new Program Director at the California Association of Nonprofits.

Ms. Dunker was responsible for increasing the breadth, depth, sustainability, and local ownership of the many partner leagues at NAUDL. Prior to her work there, Ms. Dunker worked with Legal Services of New Jersey where she served as Chief Section Counsel for Child Welfare and Supervising Attorney for the Youth Law Project. Ms. Dunker successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court, securing major advances in the protection of family bonds for parents and children, and was invited to join the state’s Model Children in Court and the Family Law Rules Committee.

CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka said, “We are thrilled to have someone of Diana’s caliber and experience on our team. She will bring enormous strength to our efforts to intertwine our programs with our policy work, and enhance the ability of California’s nonprofits to serve our state and the nation.” Please join us in welcoming Diana Dunker to her new role as Program Director at CalNonprofits. She is based in our San Francisco office and can be contacted here.

We are also delighted to welcome Weiser Manzano as our new Administrative Assistant! He can be contacted here.
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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June 2 - Tuesday, San Diego
Uniform Grant Guidance Seminar with OMB Senior Analyst Gilbert Tran, presented in partnership with Moss Adams LLP (Register here, select San Diego location)
June 3 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Uniform Grant Guidance Seminar with OMB Senior Analyst Gilbert Tran, presented in partnership with Moss Adams LLP (Register here & select Los Angeles location)
June 4 - Thursday, San Francisco
Uniform Grant Guidance Seminar with OMB Senior Analyst Gilbert Tran, presented in partnership with Moss Adams LLP (Register here)
June 4 - Thursday, San Diego
FREE Nonprofit Seminar on Establishing and Running Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations co-sponsored by Board of Equalization and CalNonprofits (Register here)
June 8 - Monday, Silicon Valley
June 9 - Tuesday, Ukiah
FREE Nonprofit Seminar on Taxes, Funding Sources, and Compliance co-sponsored by Board of Equalization and CalNonprofits (Register here)
June 10 - Wednesday, Oakland
August 24 - Monday, Los Angeles
November 4 - Wednesday, Oakland
CalNonprofits Annual Policy Convention 2015: Economic and Political Forecast for the Nonprofit Sector
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