The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the most effective anti-poverty tool on record. It’s a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of working families and individuals. Since California established the Cal EITC in 2015, CalEITC4Me has worked to help four million families across the state secure $4 billion in California and federal EITC funds.
Due to expanded eligibility taking effect in 2020, an estimated 7 million Californians and more than 1 million children could benefit from the Cal EITC. We have an incredible opportunity to reach more people in one year than ever before but we need your help!
Effective partnerships are key to our work and we’re excited to collaborate with you! The following suggested commitments are ways in which we can work together to ensure a coordinated and amplified effort to reach millions of low-income Californians.
Post on Social Media: Post about CalEITC4Me events and announcements via social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to tag us so we can amplify your post:
Send Newsletters/Email: Share information on CalEITC4Me events and announcements in your organization’s newsletter and with your email network during tax season and throughout our year-round outreach campaign. CalEITC4Me will draft the email if needed.
Join a Roundtable: Be a co-host or participant of a roundtable in partnership with elected officials and community groups to discuss the Cal EITC and additional public benefits available for our community. Roundtable discussions will include information and resources on the Cal EITC, updates on our efforts, and a discussion on how we can work together to increase, expand, and strengthen our outreach.
Lead a Workshop/Webinar: Be a co-host or participant of a resource workshop and/or webinar. These informational sessions allow our partners and organizations to learn more about the Cal EITC and its direct impact on the communities across California.
Become a Mobile Messenger: With the help of partner organizations like you, we have reached over 1.5 million low-income people across the state via text message in 2019 alone! Join our mobile messaging efforts by signing on to text your membership list or volunteer with our statewide campaign.
Host a Free Tax Prep Event: Join us by hosting one of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) events around the state and help Californians get their taxes prepared for free!
Volunteer and Recruit for VITA: Sign up today if your organization is interested in volunteering or assisting with the recruitment of volunteer tax preparers. All volunteers will need to complete a training.
Share Collateral: Golden State Opportunity and CalEITC4Me offer a variety of informational flyers on Cal EITC and other public benefits. Help share our printed collateral resources with your networks and partners across your region and the state. Please indicate which materials you would like to distribute. To learn more, please visit https://caleitc4me.org/helpful-materials/.
Collaborate Branding: To collaborate partner branding efforts, we would love to share logos and social media assets for online visibility, resource pages and printed materials.
Join us today by becoming an active partner in our outreach efforts!
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Golden State Opportunity