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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

After years of last-minute drama, huge fights and even government shut-downs, this year's state budget emerged so quietly you might even have missed it. Here are two strikingly different assessments:

A.  “This budget strikes a responsible balance between strengthening our long-term fiscal foundation and investing right now in the economy of today and the workforce of tomorrow.” Senate leader Kevin León (Democrat, East Los Angeles)

B.  "This budget doesn't do anything to stop punishing poor children." Mike Herald, legislative advocate with the Western Center on Law and Poverty

We recap the highlights for you below. Decide which of the above two viewpoints you agree with more!
In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 13 to protect homeowners from high property taxes. As a result, property taxes were lowered to a constitutional maximum of 1% and local property tax revenues fell by more than 60%, resulting in revenue losses at the county and city levels.

At the same time, loopholes in the law have allowed many commercial property owners to avoid reassessments of their properties, thereby paying less than similar and competing commercial property owners. Efforts are underway to close these loopholes, including a bill that has just been introduced in the state legislature: SCA5, which CalNonprofits supports.

This survey is designed to learn directly from California nonprofits about the impact of Proposition 13 on their organizations and communities. We believe that what California nonprofits think about the impact of Proposition 13 should be a vital part of this debate.

As your “Chamber of Commerce” representing the nonprofit sector, our job is to ensure that policy makers and the public at large know the perspective of nonprofits on issues that impact us and the communities we serve. That’s why we are surveying nonprofit leaders about Proposition 13.

We hope you’ll take just a few minutes to complete this survey. And stay tuned to hear what you told us when we report back the results!
United Way of San Diego County, the plan sponsor for HealthWay Trust, the benefit provider to thousands of San Diego nonprofit employees over the past 20 years, this week transitioned plan sponsorship to the California Association of Nonprofits — CalNonprofits — to provide nonprofits statewide with its unique health insurance options.

HealthWay Trust currently provides insurance to 36 San Diego nonprofits including San Diego Service Center for the Blind, Bayview Baptist Church, and Community Catalyst. One of HealthWay’s value propositions is its “all-in-one” system: a nonprofit can enroll its employees in health insurance, dental insurance, COBRA flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, a comprehensive wellness program, and more, and plan employees receive just one bill per month.

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July 15 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
July 22 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Bolder Advocacy Legal Workshop co-sponsored by CalNonprofits
July 30 - Thursday, Monterey Park (San Gabriel Valley, LA County)
Nonprofit Organization Workshop Hosted by Assemblymember Ed Chau, featuring CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin
August 24 - Monday, Los Angeles
November 4 - Wednesday, Oakland
CalNonprofits Annual Policy Convention 2015: Economic and Political Forecast for the Nonprofit Sector
How powerful is California’s nonprofit sector today? CalNonprofits commissioned this first-ever report to find out!
 
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