Join the SIP at JFKU and Jan Masaoka, CEO of CalNonprofits, for a presentation focusing on the state and impact of California nonprofits customized to our East Bay Community. Masaoka will dig into groundbreaking research from CalNonprofit’s annual report, Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector, to reveal new findings and engage specifically with the East Bay SIP community on how to use the data to support our work.

How does the East Bay nonprofit community compare with other counties in terms of how many dollars it has? How does racial and gender diversity in nonprofits compare with for-profits? Which produces the most money for nonprofits—individuals, foundations, government, earned income, or corporations? These and other questions will be answered and discussed.

“The Causes Count report has a bearing principally on nonprofits but also on everyone that works with or supports nonprofits, including government and foundation leaders,” says Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFKU. “Nonprofits provide an important safety net in our community and we need to keep track of their status. We need to know if things bode well for them in the future. This latest report will also talk about theimpact of the donor-advised funds.”

Join us for this exciting opportunity to hear from leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations, Jan Masaoka, as she travels through the state helping nonprofit communities gather the vital information they need from the Causes Count report. Masaoka’s presentation will be followed by a Q and A, and a light lunch will be provided. See you there!

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

Jan Masaoka

Jan Masaoka is CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide policy alliance of more than 10,000 nonprofits speaking to government, philanthropy, and the public at large.

Along with active policy and research work, CalNonprofits’ current initiatives include the Nonprofit Overhead Project and the Nonprofit Student Debt Project. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, CalNonprofits works with legislators and regulators to strengthen the economic and regulatory climate for nonprofits. CalNonprofits also provides health insurance to more than 21,000 nonprofit staff.

Jan is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations with particular emphasis on boards of directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. Her books include Best of the Board Café (Fieldstone), Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, co-author (Jossey Bass) and The Nonprofit’s Guide to HR (Nolo Press). Jan founded and wrote Blue Avocado magazine, growing it to 64,000 subscribers, before leaving in late 2015.

Prior to CalNonprofits, she served 14 years as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in which position she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Nonprofit Times. She is an eight-time designee as one of the “Fifty Most Influential” people in the nonprofit sector nationwide and was named California Community Leader of the Year by Leadership California. Her volunteer work includes serving as chair of Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center and founding chair of Community Initaitives; she currently serves on the National Public Policy Committee of Independent Sector.


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