Dear AbilityPath Family,
The pace of changes we have had to adapt to this week has been unprecedented. I know how unsettling and disorienting this has been for all of us.
Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote – Everyone’s Voice Matters!
The thought of more than 150,000 Californians with developmental disabilities using their voice to vote on election day is incredibly powerful!
California’s State Budget for the Developmental Disabilities System Falls Short
Over the past several months, we have advocated for improved funding of the developmental disabilities system in the FY2019-20 California State Budget, seeking to stabilize the safety net of services that Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) rely on.
Governor’s Revised Budget Neglects the Needs of the Developmental Disabilities Community
Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised budget for FY 2019-20. While the Governor’s budget included a modest increase to the developmental disabilities system, the funding is limited to only a few designated program areas and it provides virtually no funding relief for most service providers.
You Have the Power to Influence Change
It’s been more than a decade since the Great Recession significantly impacted the funding for California’s developmental disability system. Since 2008 the cumulative budget cuts and inflationary impact to service providers has created a net shortfall of nearly $1.1 billion.
The Power of Possibilities Event Highlights the Importance and Impact of Inclusion
Gatepath held its 11th Annual Power of Possibilities on March 21, 2019.
Collaboration Helps Nonprofits Thrive
It was a privilege to participate recently in Thrive’s strategic retreat, where we explored new ways to achieve the organization’s mission of supporting and promoting a nonprofit sector that’s a major contributor to the economic and social health of San Mateo County.
Transforming the Nonprofit Mindset
Nonprofits face the ongoing challenge of figuring out how best to adapt to ever-changing economic, technological, social, and political environments. As one way to survive in times of limited funding and excessive risk aversion, nonprofit leaders often adopt a scarcity mindset that leads to extreme cost reduction.
Rotary Club Supports Gatepath and Our Mission of Inclusion
It was a privilege to be welcomed as a new member of the Rotary Club of Burlingame.
Carolina Ballardares Receives Spotlight on Excellence Award
We are extremely proud of Carolina Balladares, our Watch Me Grow and Family Resource Center manager, for receiving the Spotlight on Excellence Award from First 5 San Mateo County.
The High Cost of Operating a Business in the Bay Area Challenges Nonprofits
Insights from Gatepath were featured in a recent San Mateo Daily Journal article entitled “Nonprofits struggle with growing rents,” which brings to light one of the biggest challenges facing Bay Area based nonprofits – increasingly high operating costs.