CalNonprofits Policy Symposium 2022

CalNonprofits held its annual Policy Symposium on December 7, 2022. This year, the event was a half-day accelerated and virtual version featuring a keynote from CA Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes. The theme this year was Our Moment for Action. California nonprofits are at a turning point. Over the past couple years we’ve demonstrated […]

Highlights from 2020 Nonprofit Policy Conferences

A few major policy-oriented conferences followed the November elections. Here are some highlights from the sessions I had an opportunity to attend. Council on Foundations Public Policy Summit Unpacking the election. You can find some of speaker Charlie Cook’s talking points in these articles available on the Cook Political Report: Lots of Turnout, Little Ticket […]

CalNonprofits Policy Convention 2018

The CalNonprofits 2018 Policy Convention will take place at The California Endowment (1000 N. Alameda Street) in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 18. The Convention features Vu Le, creator of the popular blog, and Tamika Butler, CEO of Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, as its keynote speakers. The theme for the 2018 Policy Convention: Nonprofits Standing Up for California. […]

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 […]

Highlights from CalNonprofits Annual Policy Convention 2015

Our team had the pleasure of attending the CalNonprofits Annual Policy Convention in Oakland yesterday. It was a nonprofit conference full of practical substance with a strong emphasis on attendees actively engaging their stakeholders and getting them to vote. Keynote The morning keynote address by Dr. Raphael Sonenshein was outstanding. He noted that anger and fear motivated people […]

CalNonprofits Annual Convention

  "The poor is not them, the poor is us." – Robert Reich Our friends at the California Association of Nonprofits held their Annual Convention this Thursday in San Francisco. The Convention featured former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; Jeanne Bell, CEO of CompassPoint; Emmett Carson, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Pete Manzo, CEO […]