Local Nonprofits

Our Policy Focus is Community Revitalization and Development. CEE works to support tax reform, education and work training, state and local sustainability initiatives involving the activities of nonprofits (NPOs0 as partners with governments and corporations. We offer workshops and services designed to help you! By using agency capacity and management development instruments, NPOs can more effectively accomplish the mission and meet the needs of stakeholders (grantors, clients, public).

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The Local Nonprofit Landscape is Rapidly Changing

CEE, is offering a one-day Nonprofit TOWs Method Summit in February 2014 and can only accept 20 nonprofit organizations to join us. More than two million nonprofit organizations (NPOs) which include private foundations, religious organizations and community, are in the United States; and, some 160,000 NPOS are registered in the State of California (NCCS, 2012). The nonprofits are contributing about $1.5 million in total revenue to accomplish the service delivery goals of providing literacy, social services and financial services to the most vulnerable in our society. Interestingly, the independent sector is often overlooked as an employer and yet the Nonprofit Almanac (2012), indicates that these organizations are responsible for 9% of the wages/salaries paid to employees; and nationwide nonprofits share of the Gross Domestic Product is a little over 5%. Churches, civic and recreational organizations as well as educational, foundation, research and charitable nonprofits are important to the growth and development of the local community.

In California, there are large important nonprofit organizations (NPOS) such as Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Dignity Health, San Francisco and the CEE, Inc. in Elk Grove. The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is an association of nonprofits that are helping local NPOS operating in California to succeed. But, just how are the California NPOS surviving the changing landscape created by: 1) Grant Funding cutbacks, 2) Economic trends, 3) Demographic shifts; and, 4) Knowledge and Skill deficiencies?

The above mentioned four factors are contributing to the changing way nonprofits operate in California. Sacramento County nonprofits provide safety net services such as shelters for teens and those escaping violent situations, immigrant services (literacy, other), retraining for displaced workers, housing and human services which help the vulnerable populations. CEE, Inc. is located in Elk Grove and aims to use data analysis and methods for strategic planning and decision-making that should support goals related to agency capacity building and developing management. We understand that modern NPOS will benefit from statistical process control methods and embrace themes to:

  • Demonstrate specific level of knowledge in the independent sector (or field)
  • Demonstrate a high commitment to the field of practice
  • Increase opportunity for career advancement
  • Demonstrates competence level to employers, customers and stakeholders