Not-For-Profit Hospitals and Community Benefit: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us

Not-for-profit hospitals get a tax exemption in return for fulfilling a duty to improve community health — what’s called “community benefit.” Greenlining examined the publicly available records of California’s seven largest not-for-profit hospital systems and found that the data regarding their community benefit activities is too incomplete for the public to have a clear picture of whether they are meeting their responsibilities. Greenlining’s health team makes specific recommendations regarding ways to improve transparency and use community benefit dollars to help communities stay healthy.

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Greenlining Insurance Supplier Diversity Report 2013

In 2013, major California insurance companies reported for the first time on their contracting with businesses owned by women, minorities and disabled veterans. The information was reported to the California Department of Insurance under the provisions of AB 53, Greenlining-sponsored legislation that was enacted in 2012. Greenlining has analyzed the data, ranked the companies, and made recommendations for improving the program and expanding supplier diversity in the insurance industry.

To read the report, click here.

RESEARCH BRIEF : Odd-Year vs. Even-Year Consolidated Elections in California

Many California cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, hold their municipal elections in odd years, rather than in even years when state and national races are also on the ballot. Greenlining’s analysis finds that odd-year elections inhibit voter turnout, increase election costs, and may disadvantage African Americans, Asians and Latinos.

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The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

After years of utilizing social media, we’re turning our learning lessons into something productive for fellow nonprofits to benefit from! Through this toolkit, nonprofits will be able to learn tips and best practices for crafting an intentional social media strategy. The strategy guide is broken down into the seven critical elements of crafting a social media strategy, and is complete with a glossary of social media terms and a comprehensive list of clickable tools and resources. The importance of social media cannot be ignored – these tools have the incredible potential of strengthening advocacy and organizing work for organizations. To read the report, click here.

Navigating Covered California Background Check Requirements

Covered California, the new health care marketplace created by national health care reform, is working with nonprofits to hire Certified Enrollment Counselors who will help people obtain coverage. In order to ensure that the background check process for these positions doesn’t create needless barriers to employment for hard-working people who may have had a past brush with the criminal justice system, Greenlining and the National Employment Law Project created this manual to help applicants navigate this background check procedure. To read the report, click here.

Racial Equity Toolkit: Implementing Greenlining’s Racial Equity Framework

As policymakers at all levels of government, business and the nonprofit world cope with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly diverse America, The Greenlining Institute has created a  tool to assist those working to develop fair and equitable policies. Greenlining’s Racial Equity Toolkit is a step-by-step thinking tool designed to help policymakers consider the needs of all communities.

2013 Supplier Diversity Report Card: California Breaks $8 Billion

Greenlining is a strong advocate for programs that encourage large companies to do business with minority small businesses. Greenlining monitors the CPUC’s supplier diversity program, governed by General Order 156, and issues an updated report every spring. To read the report, click here.

To read the program from our June 7th supplier diversity event, click here.

To download the Keynote presentation click here.

2012 Annual Report

We are excited to share with you our 2012 Annual Report.

2012 was a remarkable year for Greenlining and our constituents. For the first time in United States history, the majority of American babies born are non-white. It is projected that by approximately 2040, people of color will be half of the U.S. population. For the nation to prosper in 2040 and beyond, communities of color will have to prosper.

To read the report, click here.