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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.
McCumber at annual convention, November 2013
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


I commend CalNonprofits for undertaking a project of this magnitude: the first-ever statewide study of the California nonprofit sector and its economic impact."
Causes Count is the first report of its kind to examine the nonprofit sector’s scope, activities and economic impact in the state of California. While some regional research about nonprofits has been conducted, the present state of knowledge about the California nonprofit sector as a whole is extremely limited at best. Our study addressed this deficiency, and gives the nonprofit community the information in needs to advance its cause.


You can…

…ask Judy Belk, the new Prlogo-convention-2014-squareesident of the California Wellness Foundation, what she wants "wellness" to mean

…tell Rick Cohen of Nonprofit Quarterly what YOU think he should bedoing his investigative reporting on

…tell Jan Masaoka, CEO of CalNonprofits (and the CalNonprofits board) what CalNonprofits should be doing

…ask Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator, why he won't change your nonprofit's rating

…ask Tim Delaney, President of the National Council of Nonprofits what he is most worried about in D.C.

…ask Ignacio Hernandez, nonprofit lobbyist, if your organization can hire him given his track record

and a whole lot more! 

If you haven’t registered yet, click here!

Nancy Berlin, former director of the California Partnership and project coordinator of the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness, has joined the staff of the California Association of Nonprofits as Project Director. Nancy will be based in CalNonprofits' Los Angeles office located in the California Endowment building.

Nancy is a well known to the California nonprofit and advocacy community through her leadership in advocacy in Sacramento and throughout California. Recognitions include Outstanding Public Citizen of  the Year Award from the California  Chapter of the National Association of  Social Workers and the Community  Building and Justice Award from Alexandria House. She is co-editor of How to Get Food and Money: The People's Guide to Welfare and Other Services.
There are lots of reasons to participate in CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention, including building your network, spending a day thinking about "big picture" concepts and implementation, learning about and discussing policy priorities and more. But all of that is true every year. So here are the 7 reasons this year's Convention is unique (and why you should register early):

7. Learn about the California budget process and how you can influence it (it’s easier than you think!)

6. Hands-on pre-Convention workshops on business models, finance, insurance, and legal issues for nonprofits (all day for 1 low price!)

5. Debate! Benefit Corporations, L3Cs, and Social Enterprise: Good or Bad for the Nonprofit Sector?

4. Talk about changing the narrative on “overhead” with Charity Navigator CEO Ken Burger and other thought leaders Read more...
Did you know there is an institution that gives $45 million each year to community nonprofits in California? If you don’t even know you’re eligible for it, you’re not alone. What you do need to know is that these funds are now seriously at risk.

The California Teleconnect Fund pays for up to 50% of many nonprofit phone and internet carrier services, and is currently paying an average of $811 permonth for more than 6,000 California nonprofits. Eligible nonprofits receive the discount through their phone or internet provider, so you may not even realize you have it!

The Fund is administered by the Public Utilities Commission, which is considering major changes in its eligibility criteria that might make many or most of these nonprofits ineligible. Read more...
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
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August 21 - Thursday 10:30am
FREE Webinar! Getting the Most Out of CalNonprofits Membership hosted by Christina Dragonetti, Membership Manager
August 22 - Friday, 8:30am - 2pm
Free Nonprofit Seminar in Oakland co-hosted by the Board of Equalization Office of Betty T. Yee and CalNonprofits. Register here
August 27 - Wednesday, 4pm - 6pm
Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County Annual Mixer with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits as special guest, at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas
August 28 - Thursday, 8:30am - 12pm
Free Nonprofit Workshop at the California Endowment in Los Angeles co-hosted by the State Controller's Office and CalNonprofits, Nancy Berlin speaking
September 10 - Wednesday, 11am - 12pm
FREE Webinar! Causes Count: The Economic Power of California's Nonprofit Sector with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits. Register here.
September 26 - Friday - 9:30 am - 11 am
Causes Count: Briefing & Discussion with Jan Masaoka at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Oakland
October 24 - Friday
Stronger Together Conference in San Francisco co-hosted by Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance of California, CompassPoint and CalNonprofits.
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