MONTEREY PARK – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) hosted a free workshop for local non-profit organizations in his district to provide the latest information on Federal and California laws regarding fundraising and reporting requirements.
“Non-profit organizations provide vital services and resources that contribute to the economic and social well-being of our diverse communities” said Assemblymember Chau. “For some of those in attendance, this event was the first step in establishing a non-profit organization; so, like others in attendance, they benefited from the discussions regarding industry trends, best practices and had the opportunity to network.”
The workshop included presentations by Nancy Berlin, Policy Director for the California Association of Non-Profits; Patrick Anderson, Community Development Project Attorney at Public Counsel; and Audrey Rowe, Program Specialist, at the Franchise Tax Board, Exempt Organizations Unit. In attendance were representatives from worship organizations, educational institutions, cultural outreach programs, healthcare providers, and athletic services.
The California Association of Non-Profits is an organization that works to unify its 10,000 non-profit members under advocacy and uses its voice to speak to government agencies and Legislators. Public Counsel offers pro-bono legal services for over 30,000 groups, including nonprofit organizations, through impact litigation and policy advocacy. The Franchise Tax Board collects the personal income tax and corporate income tax of California.
With over 100,000 non-profit organizations in California, this sector is the third largest workforce behind retail and manufacturing sectors. It employs over a million Californians, nearly 7.5% of the state’s workforce. This workshop is geared toward increasing awareness and identifying services that are vital in bridging the gap between community and organizations.
Assemblymember Ed Chau represents the 49th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, and portions of El Monte, Montebello, and South El Monte.