Jan Masaoka is CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). CalNonprofits, an alliance of nearly 10,000 nonprofits, works with legislators and regulators to strengthen the business and regulatory climate for nonprofits. Jan is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations with particular emphasis on boards of directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. Her books include Best of the Board Café (Fieldstone), Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, co-author (Jossey Bass) and The Nonprofit’s Guide to HR (Nolo Press). Jan founded and publishes Blue Avocado magazine, often described as the second-best read publication in the nonprofit sector, with 64,000 subscribers. She previously served 14 years as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services where she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Nonprofit Times. She is an eight-time designee as one of the “Fifty Most Influential” people in the nonprofit sector nationwide and was named California Community Leader of the Year by Leadership California.