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...a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve.
 
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Latest News for Nonprofits

A Congressional Committee is poised to vote to weaken the Johnson Amendment, which provides federal tax law protections that draw clear lines between nonprofits and electioneering, and shield nonprofits from being pressured by donors to support or oppose particular candidates in any election. We urgently need your help to stop this from happening.
As designated by the passage of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54 by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), June 28, 2017 was the second annual California Nonprofits Day. Nearly 100 California nonprofit organizations from around the state selected by legislators as their Nonprofits of the Year were recognized at a luncheon event at the Sacramento Convention Center. A full list of honorees is hereClick here to watch the video of the full program!
A new Assembly Select Committee focusing on the nonprofit sector held its first meeting Wednesday, June 21st from 2:00 to 3:30pm in the State Capitol, Room 444. See the Agenda here.

The Committee started its historic work with a hearing to learn more about the nonprofit community, led by the Chair of the Committee, Assemblymember Monique Limón. In addition to Assemblymember Limón's opening remarks, the agenda included:

• Shamus Roller, Executive Director of the National Housing Law Project and CalNonprofits Board Member, providing an overview of the significant contributions the nonprofit sector makes to California.

• The oversight roles that state entities provide were discussed by Audrey Rowe, Exempt Organizations Unit, Franchise Tax Board; Sirat K. Attapit, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice; and Gene Takagi of NEO Law Group with a federal perspective.

• Speaking on the critical partnership of nonprofits, philanthropy and government was CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka; Efrain Escobedo, Vice President for Civic Engagement and Public Policy at the California Community Foundation, and Karen Baker, Chief Service Officer at California Volunteers.

In addition to Assemblymember Limón, other members of the committee are Catharine B. Baker (Rep-16), Marc Berman (Dem-24),Anna M. Caballero (Dem-30), Laura Friedman (Dem-43), Mike A. Gipson (Dem-64), Timothy S. Grayson (Dem-14), Ash Kalra (Dem-27), Brian Maienschein (Rep-77), and Philip Y. Ting (Dem-19). If your assemblymember is on this list, contact them to say you think it's great they're part of this historic new committee recognizing the importance of the nonprofit sector!
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How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
 
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How to Start a Nonprofit

Thinking of starting a nonprofit?
Find out what you need to know in our step-by-step guide! Want to hear a recording of a webinar with our CEO Jan Masaoka? Go here.

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July 25 at 1pm
Nancy Berlin interview on Corporations and Democracy Radio Show (KZYX)
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August 24
Uniform Grants Guidance Challenges Workshop: Joint Training, Discussion, and Dialogue for County Managers and Nonprofit Leaders (Riverside)
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September 13 - Wednesday, Modesto
CalNonprofits Regional Town Hall
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September 21 - Wednesday, Eureka
CalNonprofits Regional Town Hall
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