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About Policy Insights

The California Budget & Policy Center‘s conference — Policy Insights — opens avenues for more Californians to participate in public policy through accessible, intersectional, people-first, equity-centered, data-driven information.

The goal of Policy Insights is to support the advancement of equitable narratives and solutions in the public policy landscape in collaboration with leaders across the state. We provide public education, issue area and budget expertise, and opportunities for shared learning on timely issues, best practices, innovative solutions, and lessons learned. This includes elevating the voices, experiences, and work of those most directly impacted by public policies.

Policy Insights aims to strengthen and build relationships across multiple audiences (advocates, decision influencers, decision-makers, philanthropic leaders) who want to create more equitable public policies.

What does investing in Policy Insights mean?

Your investment in Policy Insights allows us to focus on informing, connecting, and empowering those working toward race, equity, and social justice. Learn more about how we’ve developed a more equity- and community-centric fundraising approach.

By investing in Policy Insights, you support the California Budget & Policy Center’s equity-centered programming, such as:

  • Elevating voices. For the first time, Policy Insights will include an open proposal process to provide partners with the opportunity to lead workshops at the conference.
  • Providing inclusive opportunities. From needs-based scholarships to closed-captioning, Policy Insights will offer a more inclusive experience for our audience.
  • Amplifying diverse perspectives. Workshops will amplify the voices, experiences, and work of those most directly impacted by public policies.
  • Supporting our partners. Honorariums will be given to community/locally-focused partners that may need more resources to engage in our conference fully. 

Benefits for investors of Policy Insights

All Policy Insights investors will get their logos/names on programming and promotional materials, recognition during the conference, and opportunities to participate in additional events.

Support Policy Insights today

We hope we can rely on your support to center equity by investing in Policy Insights at a level your organization is able.

To join our new Policy Insights Investment Program, please contact Janis Yee at