On October 27th, 2022 California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) released a letter about improving nonprofit-government contracting to state leaders from the California Coalition on Government Contracting.
The letter is the product of an effort by a new statewide California Contracting Coalition (Over 500 organization leaders represented) of service providers and grantees convened by the CalNonprofits.
This work grows out of compelling testimony provided at a legislative hearing held earlier this year, bringing to light the intense pressures being felt by nonprofits that contract with the state to deliver vital services at rates below actual costs – even as the state experiences record budget surpluses. The Coalition, joined by hundreds of nonprofit and philanthropic colleagues, asks for near-term state action to enact improvements to the way government and nonprofits work together to provide a wide range of services every day to millions of Californians.
Actions you can take:
- Read the Contracting Coalition Letter and Press Release
- Contact your California Representatives. Forward the Contracting Coalition Letter to your Assemblymember and State Senator with a sentence like “We’re part of this and want you to be, too.” Find your state representatives: HERE
- Share the Contracting Coalition Letter via email, newsletters, and social media, and encourage your network to support this effort.
- Join the CalNonprofits Policy Alert Email List to stay up-to-date on this campaign.