Power of Many and Two CAMEO Webinars

  • Causes Count: The Economic Power of Nonprofits
  • CAMEO Webinars: Train the Trainer on Insurance and DIY
  • The Goodies – This week’s highlights includes a CRA training workshop for Community-Based Organizations on Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time).

Causes Count: The Economic Power of Nonprofits

Last Friday, Claudia and I attended the CalNonprofits conference where they released CAUSES COUNT, a report that outlines the economic impact of California’s nonprofits. The findings show that nonprofits rank as the 4th largest private employer in California, contribute 15% of the state GDP, and equal a 1.5 million voting block. Click on the photo to watch a video that gives more details.

The conference emphasized the power in numbers. The message about standing together, working together, and forming coalitions was prevalent through out the day. We felt that this was super relevant to the work we’re going to be doing in Sacramento this coming year on women’s business ownership. One of the speakers talked about that how the game (political/fundraising/pick your game) is rigged to divide us. And as long as we’re anemic, we won’t be able to make the impacts we desire. But if we stand together and join with others, we will be able to affect change.

In the coming months, CAMEO will expand upon the work we’ve done in Sacramento over the last few years, building coalitions so that we can achieve our goals. Plan to engage!

CAMEO Webinars: Insurance and DIY

Business Insurance: A Must Have: a webinar for trainers to learn what their clients need

Are you an insurance expert? If your answer is NO, then this webinar is for you. Your clients need insurance. This webinar is intended to introduce you to the types of insurance that may be appropriate for your clients’ businesses. Join our colleague, Micro Business Champion of the year and insurance expert, Scott Hauge for a short webinar that will provide practical information that you can pass on to your clients. Register for the webinar on August 14, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Building a Do-It-Yourself Economy

The nature of our economy is changing and that means our economic development toolkit needs an update. A shift is needed to move from old methods that may have worked for a different economy to a new innovative, creative and flexible method that will work for today’s economy – a method that is based on creating jobs locally, one that is based on a DIY economy. Register for this webinar on August 13, 2014 at 1:00pm PT about the DIY economy, co-hosted with our colleagues at CALED.

Read the CAMEO White Paper: Do-It-Yourself Economic Growth: How Communities Can Cultivate Their Talent and Thrive.

The Goodies

New opportunities for training, conference information, funding, scholarships, and other information that have crossed our desks since the last Must Know. I have posted a running tab of current Industry Goodies on the CAMEO website that lists items that were in past emails. Check it out to make sure you’re not missing anything, like grants whose deadlines are still alive!

Free Communications Consulting: With new technology and communication tools popping up all of the time, it can be difficult to know the most effective way for your organization to reach your goals and reach new customers. To help you learn the best tools, resources, and strategies available, Social Change Consulting is offering to host five upcoming one-on-one sessions for our members. In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, develop ideas, and discuss challenges with experienced practitioners. Social Change Consulting helps nonprofit and social entrepreneurship organizations grow their audience, reach new members, and create more impact through efficient and effective communication strategies. Their expertise includes social media, database management, email communication, and website implementation.

If you are interested in this free service, email me. We have one eligible spot left for a free hour of consulting with Social Change Consulting.

Webinar: IEDC hosts Tourism Resources & Strategies for Your Community on August 12, 2014, 11:00am – 12:30pm PT // 2:00 – 3:30pm ET. Does your community take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the travel and tourism industry? Is tourism part of your economic development strategy? The webinar is $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Non-members.

Free Member Webinar: Sign up for Direct Public Offerings, DPO 101 with Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital on Wednesday, August 13, at 11:00 am PST // 2:00 pm EST. In the webinar, you’ll learn how to use a DPO to raise capital without sacrificing control; what the steps are to completing a DPO; and what factors are mostly likely to lead to a successful DPO.

Healthcare Webinars: The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the webinar series What the Healthcare Law Means For Your California Small Business . It’s every two weeks in English and monthly in Spanish. The next ones are on August 13, 2014 at 10:00am and August 20, 2014 at 1:00pm respectively. Note the Small Business Health Option Program’s online enrollment function is on hold and will be back online in the fall. Businesses can still purchase insurance through the traditional paper process, working with your Certified agent or the SHOP Service Center. A recent survey by Transamerica Center for Health Studies revealed six in 10 small businesses are aware of SHOP, but only 56 percent of them feel very informed about their company’s options for health insurance. Check out this new online guide of small business health plan options and costs through SHOP.

Healthcare Info In Spanish: Our friends at Small Business California helped create a new Spanish-language website to help Latino business owners and employees learn how to comply with the health care law along with The California Endowment and Health Law Guide for Business.

Free CRA Training: The OCC, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are sponsoring a CRA training workshop for Community-Based Organizations on Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time). The session is designed for staff of Southern California non-profits, community-based organizations, and local government representatives who are interested in obtaining current information and training on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and how it can benefit their organizations. This interactive workshop will cover how organizations may work constructively with banks to improve their neighborhoods and communities. Registration is required and due to space limitations attendance may be limited to two individuals per organization. There is no cost to attend this event. Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking validations are not available. The training will be at the United Way of Los Angeles, 1150 S. Olive Street, 4th Floor.

Free Forum: The Federal Reserve of San Francisco is hosting Collective Action for a Vibrant Local Economy on Tuesday, August 26 from 12:00 – 4:30 pm at the Federal Reserve conference center in San Francisco. This forum will explore approaches that are being used in under resourced neighborhoods to attract new businesses and customers, eliminate blight and vacant storefronts, promote local spending and in general increase value. Attendees will engage in an interactive discussion about applying a collective action approach, the role of municipalities in supporting commercial revitalization, the advantages of a business improvement district (BID), how to conduct market analysis, and other topics intended to build capacity.