CalNonprofits Insurance Services

Are You Taking Advantage of Your CalNonprofits Membership Perks?

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September 25, 2018


Being a client of CalNonprofits Insurance Services not only means great insurance coverage and excellent customer service, it also means being a member of the California Association of Nonprofits. Your membership not only helps California nonprofits benefit from the lobbying and policy work of CalNonprofits, it also provides you with access to discounts and special access programs specifically for nonprofits such as those listed below. Are you taking advantage of your CalNonprofits membership perks?


PurchasingPoint is an exclusive discount program for nonprofits that leverages group buying power to get access to significant savings from more than 200 vendors — Enterprise, Alamo and National rental cars, hotels, Pitney Bowes mailing systems, Konica Minolta copiers, and many more! Some of the discounts, including a prescription drug discount card, can also be used by staff, volunteers, and board members in their personal lives.


Members-Only Library of Articles, Samples and Templates

Members can access templates, policy samples, and articles on financial management, board governance and human resources to help your organization stay compliant.


FREE webinars!

All CalNonprofits webinars are free for members.


Administrative Support

Office Depot – members save up to 35% on online purchases of office supplies, furniture, computer supplies and printing services.
Idealware technology training and advice webinars – members save 20% on webinar series



Ready to promote your cause in a big way? Great Kolor offers printing and placement of giant ads on buses, in train stations and on outdoor kiosks across California. Nonprofits get great rates: while locations, times and venues are very different, Great Kolor historically comes in at – or below – 20 cents on the dollar for outdoor advertising campaigns. The consulting fee is waived for Members and you get access to quarterly email updates on low cost/no cost availability of public service ad space so you can take advantage of “right now” deals!


Employment Law Resource

ThinkHR– Free subscription to ThinkHR, including Think HR Live (live experts available to answer HR questions), ThinkHR Comply, a resource center with forms, tools, and compliance checklists, and ThinkHR Learn Pro’s library of training and compliance courses (including some just for nonprofits).


Unemployment Insurance Management

Unemployment Services Trust helps nonprofit organizations save money on their unemployment costs. Check out the “What Every Nonprofit Should Know About Unemployment Insurance” presentation!


Background checks

COEUS Global offers great rates and responsive customer service to CalNonprofits members – including setting up your own online portal for volunteers and staff to enter their information and, if you choose, to ask them if they want to cover the cost of the background check (about 20% of volunteers say yes to this option!) They can also process LiveScan fingerprint background checks – and help you figure out what kind of information you really need to collect. Plus – all the information is stored on their secure servers so you don’t have to worry about keeping sensitive personal information in your files.

Intellicorp Records – $14.95 records search background checks available for your nonprofit employees/volunteers – includes criminal search, sex offender registry, SSN verification with address history and Terrorist search (OFAC).


Accounting and Finance

Stop giving extra money to Paypal or Eventbrite! Switch to the slightly-more-complicated but significantly less expensive interchange-plus pricing with Dharma Merchant Services. You can accept payments in person with a terminal, on your smartphone or tablet, or online. If you process $2000 or more in payments each month, this program can save you hundreds of dollars in fees.

Provident Credit Union – Tired of big banks with their mediocre (at best) customer service and high fees? Join Provident Credit Union! Your employees or your organization can open accounts and use the services of this great alternative to the the big banks through their network of sister branches around the state.


You can get more information about benefits by logging onto your account online. Go to If you don’t know your login information just enter your email
address and click “forgot password.” Or contact our Membership Manager at (415) 926-0668 or


About the Author

  • Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), CalNonprofits Insurance Services was established during a time of diminishing insurance options for nonprofits. One of the driving reasons for establishing the association was to use the collective influence of the sector to secure more stable and quality insurance. We have developed, and are known for, our wide spectrum of services reflecting expertise in both the insurance and nonprofit sectors, our superior customer service, and our development of exclusive insurance products, including a highly successful dental and vision trust. We insure more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations throughout California and we are the only California brokerage specializing in insurance for nonprofits. Our clients range from newly established nonprofits all the way to venerable organizations with multiple locations statewide.

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