Equity in LA County Contracting

CNM, for nearly two years, has been leading a complex and labor-intensive effort that impacts the sustainability of the entire local nonprofit sector. Working in partnership with the County Board of Supervisors, CEO’s office, department leadership, and our nonprofit colleagues, we formed a historic Equity in Contracting Action Team. It is comprised of more than 50 nonprofit/philanthropy leaders and 50 County staff who are tasked with meeting regularly to identify challenges and develop workable solutions.

  1. Outdated reimbursement and redundant auditing practices
  2. Lack of a centralized and automated system to learn about and submit proposals
  3. Inconsistent contracting requirements inside and across departments
  4. Lack of relevant and timely technical assistance for current and new County contractors
  5. Lack of a centralized document storage depository for required information


We are building a unique partnership across our nonprofit sector, linking leaders from several community driven initiatives, the five County Supervisors’ staff, and with our colleagues in 6 key county departments who invest millions of dollars for social services delivered by nonprofit organizations each year.

Get Involved

We’re looking for nonprofits to get involved in this historic work! Make your voice heard so that your priorities are a part of the solution. Contact us today.

Action Team Resources

Action team members! Looking for resources to support your work? Click here to go to our resource repository. 

Evolution of the Work

Explore the history of our sectors work alongside LA County to bring more equity to its contracting processes and practices. 

2020:

  • The Coronavirus pandemic impacts Los Angeles
  • CNM helps lead the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Working Group
  • The Nonprofit & Philanthropy Working Group calls for LA County to take action
  • LA County Board of Supervisors passes the Contracting & Auditing Motion


2021:


2022:

  • Choose actionable recommendations, develop strategies, and goals
  • Implement and monitor recommendations


Ongoing

Evaluating and tracking outcomes to adjust efforts as needed.

Equity in County Contracting Governance Structure

From four Action Teams, we are now organized by three Work Groups:

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Equity in County Contracting FAQ

    • Be informed. Be looped in as part of the mailing list as we provide news and updates around the Equity in County Contracting efforts and related events. 
    • Be involved. Participate in bi-weekly meetings around nonprofit strategizing and/or with our county partners. 
    • Be coordinated. (Be informed, involved) and join us in coordinating additional efforts to move the work forward. 

Resources

Interested in learning more about the Equity in County Contracting work that has been an ongoing effort since the beginning of 2020?

Explore the below resources to dig into the details.

For those of you who are already a part of the Equity in County Contracting action teams, explore up-to-date resources and reference materials here.

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