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14212786 10154288228265469 4439513547155779241 nShortly after last November’s election when President Trump was elected, more than 800 nonprofits reported on changes they were seeing and anticipating. Many foresaw changes for their constituents; many were already making changes in their own organizations. The wide variations in reactions led to our report titled, “Nonprofits Rethinking Their Future Under Trump Administration.”

Many of the same matters — funding, immigration, healthcare, environment — are still in flux. That’s why we’re asking many of the same questions in this new survey — with some twists. We're asking you to respond now so that we can compare results. We’ll be sharing the findings next month.

It will only take a few minutes, so please complete the survey now.

Deadline: October 9

Take the Survey Now!

AB 1250, a serious threat to nonprofit-government contracting, was not passed by the California Legislature this year. Instead, they put it on hold, to be considered again next year.

Together with our nonprofit colleagues across California, we persuaded the Senate to pause on AB 1250 given the importance of protecting the ability of California's nonprofits to partner with local government to provide critical services. Our hope for the future is that nonprofits, counties and labor find a pathway for working together to ensure our shared objectives are met without leaving anyone behind.

We have heard from legislators that the many calls, emails and visits that they received from nonprofits in their districts impressed them. More than 300 nonprofits joined our coalition, including our partners California Association of Food Banks, California Health+ Advocates (community health centers), California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, California Workforce Association, United Ways of California, Legal Aid Association of California, and LGBT centers across the state. Collectively we did good, strong work on this bill.

This is an important step, but we’re not done. We’re debriefing and already preparing our strategy for next year’s legislative session. But for now, be proud that our efforts have made a difference for nonprofits – and the people and communities we serve – throughout the state.

And for information on all of the bills CalNonprofits has been following, check out our Legislation Tracker, and be on the lookout for our wrap-up of this year’s legislative session and the outlook for nonprofits.

Read more about AB1250 and others on our Legislation Tracker

Phone in handAssembly Bill 1250 -- a serious threat to nonprofit-government contracting -- is still alive, and we need your help to stop it.

AB 1250 is now in the Senate Rules Committee. It has been amended, but the proposed amendments would not remove our serious concerns about the bill. You can check here to see the text of the bill.

If the bill is released from the Senate Rules Committee, it would then have to come up for a vote on both the Senate and Assembly floors by September 15th.

We have less than 2 weeks to stop AB 1250 from being passed by the legislature.

Please call your state senator and assemblymember TODAY (9/7) OR TOMORROW (9/8) and tell them that you oppose AB 1250
 You can look up their telephone numbers here.

1. Tell them that as an organization serving vulnerable Californians in their district you are making a direct plea that they vote “no” on AB 1250. 

2. Let them know that you are joined by more than 300 nonprofit leaders from across California who oppose AB 1250.

Emails are also helpful, but phone calls have the most impact. Let's show our legislators the power of the nonprofit sector!
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October 12 - Thursday, webinar
How to Start a Nonprofit in California
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September 26 - Tuesday, Sacramento
CalNonprofits Regional Town Hall
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September 28 - Thursday, Cathedral City
Opening Keynote by Jan Masaoka
Regional Access Project Foundation 2017 Nonprofit Conference and Desert Fast Pitch: Opening the Door to Excellence
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October 4 - Thursday, McClellan Park, CA
Workshop with Christina Dragonetti on Student Debt
What If Conference
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October 6 - Friday, San Bernardino
Keynote by Jan Masaoka
Inland Empire Community Collaborative Conference
THRIVE: Beyond Nonprofit Survival - A Capacity Building Conference
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October 18-19 - Springfield, IL
Keynote by Jan Masaoka
Forefront Conference – Bridging the Divide: Building Community in Illinois
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November 15-18 - San Francisco/Oakland
Workshop with Jan Masaoka – Redefining Organizational Sustainability
National Guild for Community Arts Education 80th Annual Conference for Community Arts Education
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