An Open letter to Crowdfunding Companies from the California Association of Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: The crowdfunding industry has sponsored legislation in California to clarify what is legally permissible. The California Association of Nonprofits is seeking feedback from the broader nonprofit community about these proposed guidelines.

Pushback on California Privacy Law Picks Up

Associations Now

California’s new data privacy law, in the mold of Europe’s GDPR, is leading the tech and advertising industries to push for federal legislation that would standardize the rules—and soften some of the California law’s requirements.

What California’s New Diversity Law Says About Boards

Associations Now

California’s just-passed law requiring women to have a place on the boards of public companies reflects wide interest in seeing added diversity in boardrooms, including in nonprofits. The post What California’s New Diversity Law Says About Boards appeared first on Associations Now

Forestry Group Looks at Big Picture Amid California Wildfires

Associations Now

The Alameda County Firefighters Association Local 55 recently launched a GoFundMe to raise money for firefighters from Redding, California, who have continued to fight the Carr wildfire despite losing their homes in the disaster. This has been a wake-up call for California.

California Group Helps Shape Water Conservation Policies

Associations Now

After years of drought, California saw a deluge of rain and snow. As the governor lifts the drought emergency status, the Association of California Water Agencies is helping inform the next conservation policy moves.

California Uber Ruling Boosts Taxi Associations, Unions

Associations Now

A recent California Labor Commission ruling found that a former Uber driver should have been considered an employee—a conclusion that could bolster the case against Uber’s policy of treating drivers as contractors. “The NLA commends the state of California.

Extreme Weather Extends California Ski Season Into Summer

Associations Now

This summer, people will be able to surf and ski in the same day as some of California’s ski resorts stay open into the summer, thanks to the winter’s unusually high snowfall. The post Extreme Weather Extends California Ski Season Into Summer appeared first on Associations Now

California Realtors Get Tough on Ethics Violations

Associations Now

In a move designed to boost accountability in the industry, the California Association of Realtors announced last week that it would publish information about member ethics violations on its website—albeit in a members-only section.

Native American Group Cheers California Ban of “Redskins” Mascot

Associations Now

In California, however, the term “redskin” will soon be retired from use by the state’s high school sports teams. The California law has drawn complaints from four communities where the mascot name is still used.

Why These California Groups Shifted on Medical Marijuana

Associations Now

Since 1996, medical marijuana has been legal in California—but regulatory efforts have remained limited and largely local, with some groups opposing statewide regulation for nearly two decades.

NAACP Secures Changes to California Marijuana Initiative

Associations Now

After successfully voicing their concerns about how a marijuana legalization measure could negatively impact African American and Latino urban communities in California, the state’s NAACP chapter endorsed the ballot initiative.

The Story Behind California’s Mandatory Vaccination Law

Associations Now

A newly signed law in California says parents cannot turn down a vaccination for their children for religious reasons or personal beliefs. With Senate Bill 277 (SB 277), California joins Mississippi and West Virginia in barring nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

“Airbnb for Water” Teams With Association to Battle California Drought

Associations Now

A startup is working with the Western Growers Association to get its irrigation system up and running in a place that really needs it: drought-stricken California. Water—or, actually, the lack of it—is a pretty serious issue in California these days.

A Revival: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

After closing its doors early last year, the California State Rural Health Association has recently been making a comeback. “The short version is we had a near-fiscal-death experience,” board member Will Ross told California Healthline.

The Future of California’s Workforce & Implications for Associations

Old ClayBurn Association Management

I had the pleasure of discussing the implications of the Institute for the Future’s report titled “The Future of California’s Workforce” with Shelly Alcorn CAE and Jeff De Cagna today on Shelly’s Association Forecast Radio Show.

With Ebola Scare, California Nurses Push For Strict Safety Standards

Associations Now

After a possible Ebola case surfaced in Sacramento, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United called for transparency and strict adherence to CDC protocols among hospitals and health agencies. California nurses are not taking any chances with the Ebola virus.

California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Could Be on the Ropes

Associations Now

The plastics industry wants to bag California’s SB 270—and they’re a step closer to doing just that. “We are pleased that California voters will have an opportunity to reverse the Legislature’s misguided policy.” Missouri, Compromised?

California Medical Association No Longer Opposes Physician Aid in Dying

Associations Now

The California Medical Association became the first state medical group to change its position on assisted suicide last week. CMA announced that it would no longer oppose the proposed End-of-Life Option Act, a physician-aid-in-dying bill currently moving through the California legislature.

California’s Nut Producers Have a Costly Problem: Organized Crime

Associations Now

40K The weight, in pounds, of the truck shipment recently stolen from a California nut producer. Sophisticated thieves have been making life pretty difficult for California’s nut industry, and that’s prompted some of the region’s trade groups to fight back.

California Realtors Group Publishing Ethics Violations

Associations Now

To educate its members and the public about unethical behavior in the real estate industry, the California Realtors Association recently began hosting a database of violations and subsequent disciplinary actions on its website.

California Association Turns Farm Workers Into Farm Owners

Associations Now

An organic farming association in Northern California trains immigrant field workers how to manage their own farms. Many of the farmers-in-training are immigrants from Mexico who have picked harvests up and down California.

California Medical Group Issues Guidance on Physician Aid In Dying

Associations Now

The California Medical Association issued a 15-page document that aims to answer physician and patient questions about the recently passed End of Life Option Act. The post California Medical Group Issues Guidance on Physician Aid In Dying appeared first on Associations Now

California Teachers’ Unions Promise Appeal After Tenure Ruling

Associations Now

A court decision that threatens to upend the tenure model used in K-12 public schools throughout California—and by extension, the rest of the country—is drawing some strong reactions this week. State of California , Judge Rolf M.

Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outline)

Association Law

Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outline). This outline explains California mutual benefit and public benefit corporation member inspection rights, and the obligations placed on those corporations/associations. Members of California nonprofit organizations, including mutual benefit and public benefit corporations have inspection rights that may not be taken away, not even by the bylaws. All references in this outline are to the California Corporations Code.

New Trade Group to Help California Wines Cross the Pacific

Associations Now

The new California Wine Association is stepping in to help the state’s wineries go truly global. California wines most notably caught the French by surprise nearly four decades ago when they took top honors in a blind-tasting event that has come to be known as the Judgment of Paris.

60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth

Aaron Wolowiec

The session “60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth” featured David Lutz , who is managing director of Velvet Chainsaw , and Sandra Giarde, executive director of the California Landscape Contractors Association. Sandra Giarde, executive director, California Landscape Contractors Association.

From the Corner Office: Dave Murillo, ACEC California

Association Adviser

January 2013 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Dave Murillo, director of member services for the American Council of Engineering Companies of California.

Back From The Dead: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

After closing its doors early last year, the California State Rural Health Association has recently been making a comeback. “The short version is we had a near-fiscal-death experience,” board member Will Ross told California Healthline.

Association Law Blog: Association Mergers (California Outline)

Association Law

Association Mergers (California Outline). The process describe here is for a California entity, but the laws are similar in most jurisdictions. Sacramento, California, United States. I am a member of the State Bar of California. Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outlin. Association Mergers (California Outline). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

California Wine Group Works to Promote All of State’s Wine Regions

Associations Now

With its Discover California Wines Road Trip series, the Wine Institute of California hopes to draw visitors’ attention to the virtues of the state’s lesser-known wine regions and provide unexpected tips about its most popular Northern California wine region.

“Paper or Plastic?” California Answers That Question for Residents

Associations Now

A Win for Franchisors Also this week, California Gov. The single-use plastic bag—that scourge of environmentalists—may become a thing of the past in California. CGA says the law “will bring uniformity to California, while further reducing the use of plastic bags.”

Beyond Dollars and Cents: Bitcoin Foundation Faces Scrutiny in California

Associations Now

The Bitcoin Foundation, which represents advocates of the controversial online currency, hasn’t received the warmest welcome in California. “Thus, there is no issuer of Bitcoin that would be subject to licensure as a money transmitter under California law.”

California’s Plastic-Bag Ban up in the Air After Groups Spend Big

Associations Now

Months after the passage of SB 270, which banned the distribution of plastic bags at California grocery stores, trade groups opposing the bill say they’ve gathered the signatures needed to put the issue up to a statewide vote.

Opt-Out, Not Opt-In: California Passes Tough Kill-Switch Law

Associations Now

This week, California Gov. While it’s not the first such measure— Minnesota beat California to the punch by a few months—the crucial difference is that this legislation requires the technology to be turned on as the default setting.

California Group Offers Teacher Training to Help With Transition to Common Core

Associations Now

The California Teachers Association is collaborating with university experts to provide professional development training and resources to help teachers in the state better understand and teach Common Core Standards.

California’s “Do Not Track” Law Keeps Door Open for Standard

Associations Now

Ad groups aren’t coming out in favor of a new California law requiring disclosure of whether a website follows “Do Not Track” requests, but the law isn’t drawing passionate criticism either. But the groups are convinced that the California law would not have an effect on the W3C talks.

In By a Nasal Strip: Association Gives Race OK to California Chrome

Associations Now

A few weeks before the grueling Belmont Stakes, all eyes were on the race’s organizers, including the New York Racing Association, on how they would handle a budding controversy around a 4-by-6-inch adhesive patch worn on rising star California Chrome’s nose.

Southern California Chapter to "Send" Eight Members to Conference, Virtually

Executive Connections

SLA's always-innovative Southern California Chapter is offering eight of its members a chance to participate in the Virtual Conference Component , to be held in real time with the 2010 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO 13-16 June, free. In return, the members must agree to write an article for the chapter blog about their experience.

Keep the Nitty Gritty in Focus Without Losing the Big Picture

Association Adviser

Rita Chen Fujisawa of the California Association of Health Facilities talks about balancing risk with the greater good, helping members adopt technology, and why she loves working in an association.

Did You Know? Associations Prepared for a Natural Disaster or Cyber Attack, But Not Other Potential Crises

Association Adviser

There seems to be a trend toward higher risk of something negative happening at an event,” said Lori Kinsey, CMP, executive director of MPI Northern California Chapter. Events Features crisis plan event crisis plan event emergency plan events Lori Kinsey MPI MPI Northern California

60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth

Association Adviser

Events Marketing & Communications Revenue California Society of Landscape Architects Dave Lutz Sandra Giarde sponsorships Velvet ChainsawThe ASAE Annual session "60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth" featured David Lutz, CMP, and Sandra Giarde, CAE.

Best Way to Know Members?

Association Adviser

and executive director of Leadership California, a professional network. From the Corner Office Leadership Membership change diversity Leadership California membership Pamela Hemann volunteers This month’s Corner Office profile shines on Pamela Hemann, FASAE, CAE, president of Association Management Services, Inc. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Why Associations Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

Association Adviser

Features Membership Associations California Society of Association Executives CalSAE failure Great Ideas Innovation Jeff DeCagna Sarah PrivetteAssociations shouldn't be afraid of failure, but of falling behind & letting innovation pass them by because they don’t have the courage to try new things. The post Why Associations Can’t. For more about this topic, click on the headline.