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California Policy Forum Webinar: What’s at Stake with the Proposed State Budget

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm PDT
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It’s that time of year again! Governor Brown has announced his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, and nonprofits, funders, and other stakeholders have a window of opportunity to advocate for future state revenues to be invested in critical programs that support vulnerable families and communities.

Join us for an interactive webinar with Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget and Policy Center, to learn about the budget’s implications for both grantmakers and nonprofits. We’ll also explore which human development priorities may be ripe for action and identify pathways for influence.

Join Us To:

Hear the highlights of the proposed budget unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown in January including:

  • Advancing a new proposal to revise and extend a tax on managed care organizations (MCOs) that, if left unaddressed, would result in a $1 billion General Fund shortfall
  • The first state cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2006 for cash grants for low-income seniors and people with disabilities
  • Rebuilding state reserves as stipulated by the passage of Proposition 2 in November 2014
  • Increased funding for K-12 Education and Community Colleges due growing state revenues
  •  Proposals to restructure the state’s preschool and subsidized child care systems
  • Setting aside funding for the maintenance and upgrade of state buildings and other facilities

Target Audience

This program is free and open to current SCG, NCG, SDG and CalNonprofits members.


  • Nancy Berlin, Policy Director, CalNonprofits
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Nancy Jamison, President and CEO, San Diego Grantmakers (Moderator)
  • Marisol Aviña, Program Manager, Prevention, Healthy California, The California Endowment

The California Policy Forum is a series of webinars presented in partnership by CalNonprofitsNorthern California GrantmakersSan Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers.

Speaker Bios


Nancy Jamison has led San Diego Grantmakers since 2005, overseeing the organization's growth in membership and service offerings, particularly around learning and networking opportunities and the facilitation of funder collaboration. This has increased the organization's prominence in both local and national philanthropic communities, and Nancy often speaks to audiences about the power and practice of strategic philanthropy.

Prior to joining SDG, Nancy was a senior consultant for TrustWorks Group, a leading San Diego firm providing strategic planning, leadership and team development for nonprofits, associations and corporations.

Chris Hoehne joined the California Budget & Policy Center as executive director in 2012. Prior to joining the California Budget & Policy Center, he was director of the Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, leading efforts to analyze trends in local and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, governance, housing, sustainability, and infrastructure. Chris previously worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Public Policy Institute of California. In 2010, he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for his service and expertise in the areas of public policy and government. Chris holds a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho.

Nancy Berlin is the Policy Director for California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), will provide a policy update regarding legislation around the state.

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