San Diego Has Heart Over 400 Non-Profits Attend the Harkey Non-Profit & Exempt Organization Seminar

San Bernardino Council Member Henry Nickel welcomed the audience at the seminar.



Member Harkey kicked off her June events in the City of San Diego’s beautiful Nobel Park and Recreation Center. This event was co-sponsored by California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and the California Association of Nonprofits.

This event featured community leader and non-profit leader Ray Ellis who provided attendees real life insight from his work founding the Balboa Park Conservancy and his family foundation.

Attendees also heard from BOE expert staff, the California Attorney General’s Office, Franchise Tax Board, IRS, and many other experts that helped break down the hurdles that make it difficult to operate a non-profit in California.

Some of the 400 + non-profit attendees ranged from large national organizations like the Salvation Army to San Diego heavyweights including Rebuilding Together San Diego. Yet, the majority of the attendees were local running clubs, folks wanting to help feed local homeless, small groups that work to empower women, San Diego dance and art supporters and many more.

If you have a non-profit and need help please e-mail Diane at Diane.Harkey@Boe.Ca.Gov or call our office at 949-724-2578. Diane appreciates your time and energy to give back and support our communities and is your partner in helping create a more golden California.

Diane with community volunteers fixing up a park in their neighborhood. Thanks to Speaker Atkins’ staff for volunteering and iProspect.


Diane with CEO of Rebuilding Together San Diego
Diane with Stella, CEO of Rebuilding Together San Diego, and organization dedicated to rebuilding homes of the less fortunate.


Diane with community leader and speaker Ray Ellis

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