Last year brought staggering changes in federal policies, and this year promises more of the same. Whether it's taxes, immigration or the federal budget, what happens in Washington affects us here in California. And as the largest state in the union and a strong driver of the nation's economy, California often sets an example for other states to follow.
In this interactive video conference, we'll learn about how recent federal actions impact California's nonprofits, the philanthropic sector, and the communities they serve, and how California's leaders are responding.
Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California (USC)
Dr. Manuel Pastor currently directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). Pastor holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC.
Pam David, Senior Fellow, Northern California Grantmakers
Pam David is a seasoned cross-sector leader with expertise in the fields of community development, the nonprofit sector, local government, and philanthropy. Throughout her career, Pam has played an instrumental role in building resources for community-based development in lower income neighborhoods, and addressing capacity and sustainability issues in the nonprofit sector.
Jennifer Fearing, Sacramento Advocate, California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits)
Jennifer has led efforts to recruit and activate citizen advocates, developed a new legislative caucus, prepared multiple voter scorecards, produced myriad lobby days, and helped with the formation of a new Assembly select committee on the nonprofit sector.
The California Policy Forum is a series of webinars presented in partnership with CalNonprofits, Philanthropy California (an alliance between Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers), and the League of California Community Foundations.