California Assembly Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector

I have the honor and pleasure of speaking at the first hearing of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector on Wednesday, June 21, from 2 to 3:30 pm, in the State Capitol. The hearing will provide for the Committee members and attendees an overview of the nonprofit sector, its economic significance to the State, and the critical partnerships among nonprofits, foundations, and government. My discussion will focus on the federal perspective, including on IRS oversight over nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. You can listen live from a link on the Assembly website. My draft written testimony is available here.


California Nonprofits 101: An Overview of the Nonprofit Sector and the Critical Partnership of Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Government

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Overview of Nonprofit Statuses and Significance of the Economic Contributions of the Nonprofit Sector Makes to California
  3. Oversight Roles State Entities Provide
  4. Critical Partnership of Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Government: Identifying the intersections that help California communities and the roles played by each sector
  5. Public Comment

Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector

Earlier this year, the California Assembly created the legislature’s first ever committee focused on the nonprofit sector. According to CalNonprofits, which had a major hand in creation of the select committee:

This select committee will provide a structure to develop and implement more effective collaborations between California’s elected officials, government agencies, philanthropic leaders, and nonprofit organizations that will help create new strategies, innovative policies, and meaningful programs to improve the economic and social well-being of millions of Californians.

The committee is chaired by Assembly Member Monique Limón  (D-Santa Barbara), who has worked with several nonprofits, including the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, the Katherine Harvey Fellows Program of the Santa Barbara Foundation, the McCune Foundation, Leading from Within, and the Community Engagement Committee for the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts. Assembly Member Limón was appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), who formerly served as Executive Director of the nonprofit Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc.