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Community Partnership

California Association of Nonprofits

In 2019, after recognizing the need for local nonprofits to have their voices heard at the state legislative level, NextGen Policy and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) formed a partnership to hold advocacy workshops across the state.

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Stacey Smith

Special Projects Director
stacey.smith@nextgenpolicy.org

About the Partnership

In 2019, after recognizing the need for local nonprofits to have their voices heard at the state legislative level, NextGen Policy and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) formed a partnership to hold advocacy workshops across the state. We held four in-person workshops in Los Angeles, Stockton, San Bernardino, and Eureka to outline the importance of local nonprofit advocacy at the state legislative level.

At these workshops, CalNonprofits gives an overview about what advocacy is allowable for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, NextGen’s Policy Advisor gives an overview of how to be most effective in meetings with legislators – both in the district and at the Capitol – and nonprofits organizations have the opportunity to network and discuss regional needs and how those can be best addressed through organized advocacy with their state representatives. In 2021, we continued these workshops, but in a virtual form.

Past elected officials that have spoken to their constituents at these workshops include: State Senator Holly Mitchell; Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and San Joaquin County Supervisor Kathy Miller; Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo; and Assembly Member Rudy Salas.

San Bernardino

Eureka

Los Angeles

Stockton

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