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10 Jun 2020

Protecting Access to California’s 2020 Election and Beyond

June 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual Meeting
As our nation grapples with a global health emergency, our democracy and elections remain uncertain. Concerns regarding voter turnout, physical distancing, and the resurgence of the virus are moving state leaders to an all-mail voting system...
14 May 2020

Billions in Change: A Ballot Initiative to Raise Revenue for Schools and Local Governments

May 14, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Webinar
Californians will head to the polls to decide on a ballot measure that could drive more money to education. Schools and Communities First is a statewide ballot initiative that seeks to channel over $12 billion a year to improve schools and community...
14 May 2020

Funding Community Organizing in Key Battleground States and Districts for the 2020 Election

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May 14, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Zoom Meeting
The COVID-19 pandemic and widespread voter suppression — sanctioned by a Supreme Court majority — present unprecedented obstacles to a fair election, especially in marginalized communities. Timing, tactics and funding are proving more critical than...
31 Oct 2019

Coming Together for California’s Future: Mobilizing for 2020 and Beyond

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October 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
2020 will be a momentous year for California. From getting out the count for the Census to a statewide effort to enact monumental structural tax reform, funders have a critical role to play in increasing the civic and political power of our state’s...
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29 Oct 2019

California Policy Forum: What is Redistricting and Why Should the Nonprofit Community Care?

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October 29, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Webinar
The anticipation of 2020 continues to grow, particularly as California prepares for the census, redistricting, and elections. Organizations and communities continue to work tirelessly to coordinate and align their efforts to ensure that each person...
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03 Oct 2019

Fair Courts: The Threat to Judicial Independence in Polarized Times

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October 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Judicial independence may be the most consequential — though least visible and discussed — long-term threat to a well-functioning American democracy. The partisan political climate in the U.S. has emboldened lawmakers to undermine the role of an...
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24 Sep 2019

From Me to We: Applying the Race Class Narrative to Persuade the Middle and Mobilize the Base

September 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The California Endowment
How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians? Nationally-recognized...
11 Sep 2019

A Special Funders Briefing on the CA Black Census & Redistricting Hub

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September 11, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Webinar
As the 2020 Census approaches, Black Californians are again at risk of being undercounted. To address this, the California Black Census & Redistricting Hub is mobilizing Black-led and Black-serving organizations across the state through...
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29 Aug 2019

Shedding Light on DAFs: Pros & Cons of New Legislation

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August 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
World Affairs Center
The California Association of Nonprofits recently helped introduce California bill AB 1712, which would mandate greater transparency around donor advised funds (DAFs) through annual reporting requirements, promoting best practices, and requiring...
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29 Jul 2019

Putting Schools and Communities First

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July 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
East Bay Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...

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