CalNonprofits Annual Convention 2016


The CalNonprofits 2016 Annual Convention will take place at The California Endowment (1000 N. Alameda Street) in Los Angeles next week on Thursday, October 6. The Convention features Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, as its keynote speaker.

This year’s theme, the Power of California Nonprofits, focuses on how to use our collective power to strengthen our ability to thrive as organizations and make California’s communities stronger.

The Convention also features an opening plenary delivered by CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka on the state of the nonprofit sector and predictions for the future, a panel on nonprofit leaders winning public office, a debate on the right to know versus the right to privacy (I’ll be all ears for this), and several workshops covering a range of topics from disparities in nonprofit funding to overhead messaging.

I’m also looking forward to participating on a panel discussing Hot Topics to Keep Your Organization Out of Hot Water:

Get the straight scoop from the real deal: Tania Ibañez, the ranking attorney in charge of nonprofits at the California Attorney General’s office, and two of the smartest, best nonprofit attorneys around — Gene Takagi and Liz Bluestein — will let you in on the new and most important ways to stay out of trouble with the law. You’ll never get better information or a better place to ask your questions than this session, which will be moderated by nationally recognized attorney Rosemary Fei.


Rosemary Fei, Principal, Adler & Colvin (Moderator)
Tania Ibanez, Senior Assistant to the Attorney General of California
Gene Takagi, Managing Attorney, NEO Law Group
Elizabeth Bluestein, Vice President and General Counsel, Public Counsel