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UCLA State of the Nonprofit Sector Report and Funders' Breakfast with Chris Hoene

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
8:00am PST
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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In collaboration with the UCLA Center for Civil Society, Southern California Grantmakers invites you to the State of the Nonprofit Sector in Los Angeles Conference, as well as a funders’ breakfast with keynote speaker Chris Hoene, the California Budget Project’s (CBP) new executive director.
As former director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities, Hoene brings to the CBP 15 years of strategic leadership in state and local policy research and advocacy. He has a keen understanding of the California fiscal climate, with particular expertise in Proposition 13. During the funders’ breakfast, Hoene will:

  • share high-level perspectives on the state of the California budget;
  • address ways that philanthropy can engage and prioritize support for a healthy fiscal environment; and
  • answer questions about the future environment for philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.


Following breakfast, you are invited to join grantmaking colleagues and nonprofit leaders to learn about the findings from the UCLA Center for Civil Society’s State of the Nonprofit Sector report, which examines the characteristics of nonprofit human services located in high poverty neighborhoods and how residents relate to them. The final report will reveal where service gaps may exist in Los Angeles County and the particular challenges of nonprofits devoted to serving vulnerable populations in the region.


Chris Hoene
Executive Director, California Budget Project 
Chris Hoene became the California Budget Project’s (CBP) executive director in October 2012, bringing to the organization 15 years of strategic leadership experience in state and local policy research and advocacy. Prior to joining the CBP, he was director of the Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C., leading efforts to analyze trends in local and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, governance, housing, sustainability and infrastructure.
Hoene previously worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Public Policy Institute of California. In 2010, he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for his service and expertise in the areas of public policy and government. Hoene holds a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho.

About the UCLA Center for Civil Society
The Center for Civil Society in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA was established in 2002 as a research center focused on civil society, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and social enterprise. Situated across the School’s three academic departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning and Social Welfare, the Center has, over the past decade, developed graduate curricula, served as a convening center for scholars, practitioners and students, and has produced an array of studies and publications, including an annual State of the Los Angeles Nonprofit Sector report and survey that has become a trusted source of data and analysis for the regional nonprofit community.
Under the leadership of UCLA School of Public Affairs Dean Frank Gilliam the primary focus of the Center’s work is to be a catalyst in developing innovative research and public engagement initiatives on the challenges and opportunities facing urban civil society, in Los Angeles and beyond, in the next decade. The primary direction of the Center’s work in the coming years will be research and teaching on local and regional issues pertaining to Los Angeles nonprofits and the current financial crisis, with particular attention to issues of social justice, equality, and access.