CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention


This year’s CalNonprofits Policy Convention is an assembly of nonprofit leaders with thought-provoking views and insights on the crucial policy issues facing nonprofit organizations today. It is designed to spark dialogue and “big-picture” thinking.

I’ll be joining Public Counsel senior staff attorney Sarah Stegemoeller in presenting a Pre-Convention workshop on Hot Topics in Nonprofit Law:

A multi-topic potpourri of legal issues and very practical advice about charitable fundraising, election year challenges for nonprofits, hot-button employment law issues, asset diversion/financial controls, lobbying, unrelated business income issues, social enterprise and social media – just to name a few!

The Convention will be highlighted by the release of Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector — the first report of its kind to examine the sector’s size, scope and economic impact on California. I’m also looking forward to the closing plenary debate on the impact of hybrid organizations and social enterprises on the nonprofit sector. Rich Cohen of The Nonprofit Quarterly and nonprofit attorney Cecily Jackson-Zapata will be among those participating in the debate.

We are passionate proponents of nonprofit advocacy and are huge fans of CalNonprofits and the policy-oriented direction it is taking under its esteemed CEO Jan Masaoka. Nonprofit leaders will benefit greatly from attending both the Policy Convention on August 1 and the Pre-Convention Workshops on July 31. Hope to see you there!