The California Policy Forum brings together nonprofits and philanthropy to engage with key policy makers, advocates, analysts, and one another on breaking policy issues that impact our sectors. In an online forum, listen to interviews with experts on issues such as health care reform, immigration reform, state budget debates and insider news on nonprofit taxation and regulation.

Bringing together multiple viewpoints, sparking discussion and debate, and providing the “whole story” on complex issues, the series will help you understand critical issues that impact nonprofits and grantmakers in California and what they mean for your work.

A partnership between CalNonprofits and Philanthropy California (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers and the League of California Community Foundations), the California Policy Forum not only provides a platform to bring together the voice of nonprofits and philanthropy in our state, but amplifies the sector's significance and priorities to policy makers and experts.

Upcoming Webinars

Stepping Up to the Plate - How California is responding to policies from Washington
March 19, 2018, 11:00AM (Pacific)
Last year brought staggering changes in federal policies, and this year promises more of the same. Whether it's taxes, immigration or the federal budget, what happens in Washington affects us here in California. And as the largest state in the union and a strong driver of the nation's economy, California often sets an example for other states to follow.In this interactive video conference, we'll learn about how recent federal actions impact California's nonprofits, the philanthropic sector, and the communities they serve, and how California's leaders are responding.

Registration for this event is now open. Register here.  

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII).
Pam David, Senior Fellow at Northern California Grantmakers
Nancy Berlin, Policy Director, California Association of Nonprofits

Past Webinars

Federal Tax and the Budget Debate: Where Things Stand and Why it Matters to our Sector (recording)
December 6, 2017

2018 Political Forecast - What Can We Expect and How Can We Prepare?
August 15, 2017

The First 101 Days of the Trump Presidency (recording)
May 1, 2017

A Case of Uncertainty-the 2017 California State Budget (recording)
March 1, 2017

2016 Elections: Voter Engagement and Ballot Propositions (recording)
September 20, 2016

Drought, Water & the Economy: What We All Need To Know (recording)
August 10, 2016

What's at Stake with the Proposed Budget? (recording)
March 29, 2016

Prop 47: Look Back Look Forward (recording)
December 14, 2015

The Winners, Losers, and Silver Lining of the Proposed State Budget (recording)
March 24, 2015

Local Control Funding Formula Implementation Update and Opportunities (recording)
December 16, 2014

Understanding Nonprofit Overhead and its Policy Implications (recording)
July 17, 2014

Affordable Care Act. The Road Thus Far (description & slides)
March 18, 2014

What Californians Need to Know about the Fiscal Cliff Deal
January 28, 2013

Should Californians Welcome Social Impact Bonds?
May 10, 2013

One Million More Californians are Eligible for Health Coverage: Are We Ready for Expansion?
July 25, 2013

The Possibility and Implications of Immigration Reform
October 4, 2013




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