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2014 Public Policy Agenda

The Council of Nonprofits’ Board of Directors unanimously adopted the 2014 Public Policy Agenda that focuses on local, state, and federal issues of concern to all nonprofit organizations. Structured in six broad categories through which to educate policymakers and others about the work and impact of nonprofits, the agenda fits specific policy goals into a consistent broader context.

2014 Public Policy Agenda

  1. Tax Policy: Empowering Community Solutions Through Nonprofits
  2. Budget & Spending: Addressing Community Needs
  3. The Economy: Strengthening Communities through Job Creation and Economic Development
  4. Public-Private Collaborations for the Public Good
  5. Advocacy Rights: Promoting Civic Engagement
  6. Public Accountability: Ensuring Public Trust

How You Can Use the Public Policy Agenda

Nonprofit organizations are invited to use this Public Policy Agenda to inform and expand their own public policy work. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Share it with members of your Board and Public Policy Committee.
  • If your organization already has its own public policy agenda for the year, feel free to augment yours with anything in the six categories.
  • If your nonprofit has not developed a policy agenda of your own, please feel free to adopt this statement or to incorporate various segments and text as your starting point.

Tell Us What You Think

Share with us any additional issues or refinements you think should be considered to this statement of principles and priorities that relate to all organizations across all subsectors of the nonprofit community. This is a “living” document that the National Council of Nonprofits will continue to refine to provide further guidance and insights for all who might want to use it.