Nonprofit organizations promote civic engagement through programs and activities that: engage volunteers and donors; bring community members together; collaborate with organizations within and beyond the community; and promote community education and awareness. A key component of this work is engaging with elected officials and governing bodies of communities. Below are some resources to consider in your civic engagement efforts
Vote with Your Mission is CalNonprofits’ campaign to have 100% of eligible nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers votes. There are 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that, taken together, employ over 13.5 million people, rely on 61 million volunteers, and serve millions more. Imagine if everyone we touched voted with their values!
California Legislative Information is a website with the most up-to-date information on bills working their way through the California Legislature.
League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities. Their website host a number of resources including detailed information on the Open Meeting Law (Brown Act).
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
County Board of Supervisors
Santa Barbara County Education Office
For a complete list of community service districts please visit the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) website.