CSAC, Nonprofits Discuss Continued Partnerships to Serve Communities
August 31, 2017
CSAC, CalNonprofits, the Weingart Foundation, and Southern California Grantmakers co-sponsored a joint county and non-profit training and discussion in Riverside County last week. County and nonprofit staff convened to discuss implementation of new federal rules and to focus on improving outcomes in communities. Counties and nonprofits have long partnered to complement the delivery of services to California communities.
This partnership is critically important because it leverages county and nonprofit expertise to develop the most impactful and cost-efficient service system. Recent federal rule changes require the funding of overhead costs in non-profit service contracts that include federal funds.
The Riverside discussion provided a common foundation for the new rules as well as an opportunity for open dialogue about how best to meet the needs of communities across a wide range of policy areas. It also underscored the value of counties and nonprofits talking openly about challenges and opportunities to get to the core mission – cost effective outcomes for the people we all serve!
Efforts are already under way in a number of counties, particularly around criminal justice issues, to develop outcome-based partnerships with non-profit service providers. As counties continue to implement these changes, CSAC will look to build on the Riverside event to foster additional conversations focused on partnerships and improving outcomes.