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The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) is a program run by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that provides a 50% discount on select telephone and broadband services to schools, libraries, hospitals and about 7,000 Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Money for the discount comes from a surcharge paid by telephone customers (“ratepayers”) on their monthly phone bills. (Download fact sheet here.) Is your organization receiving CTF support? Check your telecommunications bill! Our friends at Alternative Technologies collected a few sample bills so you know what to look for.

The CTF program, started in 1996, was designed to encourage adoption of advanced modern communications technologies and support the goal of universal access for all Californians. As computers and Internet connections proliferated throughout the state, it became obvious that poor communities and communities of color were not able to access these advanced technologies at home. At the same time, more and more jobs and schools required proficiency with computers and the Internet, raising additional barriers to success for children and adults without access at home.

The gap in access was labeled the Digital Divide and the Teleconnect Fund was one way the legislature decided to try to close the gap – by reimbursing telecommunications and internet providers for offering a 50% discount on their services to organizations who provided internet access directly or offered services that would help individuals without access to have the same opportunities and information.

Every year, the CTF Staff try to estimate how much the Fund will need to cover all of the discount requests for the next year, and the Commissioners approve the budget then set the fees accordingly. In the past few years, the Commissioners have had to raise the surcharge to cover increased, unexpected demand on the Fund. As of June 1, 2015 this rate is 1.08% (so if the phone bill is $100 the customer would pay an additional $1.08.)

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Webinar: Insurance 101 for Nonprofits
Join Colleen Lazanich for an in informative, one hour webinar covering the basics of insurance for nonprofits, along with tips to help save money in selecting your coverages.
Tuesday April 24th
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Ventura: Nonprofit Seminar
Nancy Berlin will present: "Where do Grassroots Nonprofits Get Money?" There will also be presentations by representatives from the CA Franchise Tax Board and Attorney General's office. This event is sponsored by Assemblymember Monique Limón, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector
Thursday April 26th
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Philadelphia: The Hive at Spring Point
Jan Masaoka will provide a board development training
Thursday April 26th
Santa Barbara: Nonprofit Seminar
Nancy Berlin will present: "Where do Grassroots Nonprofits Get Money?" There will also be presentations by representatives from the CA Franchise Tax Board and Attorney General's office. This event is sponsored by Assemblymember Monique Limón, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector
Friday, April 27th
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Santa Clara: Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits: Funding Your Impact Summit
Jan Masaoka is a panelist for the plenary session: Engage, Retain or Lose - New Realities in Donor Engagement in a Post-Tax Cut World
Thursday May 10th
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Redding Town Hall
Join Jan Masaoka and Nancy Berlin for an intimate opportunity to discuss legislation impacting nonprofits and to hear from local leaders. This event is co-sponsored by Northern Valley Catholic Social Services.
Monday, May 21st
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Sacramento: California Nonprofits Day
Wednesday June 6th
Each year, about 100 nonprofits from around the state are honored in Sacramento by their elected officials during CA Nonprofits Day.
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Fullerton: Gianneschi 2017 Summer School for Nonprofits Conference
Jan Masaoka will be speaking
Tuesday August 14th
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Fresno Town Hall
Join Jan Masaoka and Nancy Berlin for an intimate opportunity to discuss legislation impacting nonprofits and to hear from local leaders. This event is co-sponsored by Central Valley Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Valley Chapter, and Fresno State Humanics Department
Thursday, August 30th
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Los Angeles: CalNonprofits Annual Convention
Thursday, October 18th, Los Angeles
Join with 300 nonprofit leaders, funders, and supporters.
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