Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Trump Directs IRS Not to Enforce the Little-Enforced ‘Johnson Amendment’

Surveys of nonprofit and religious leaders show most strongly oppose loosening the law, fearing it would undermine the credibility of all nonprofits and allow campaign operatives to abuse 501(c)(3) tax status by setting up organizations that are...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment
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Executive Order Relaxes Johnson Amendment Enforcement

“Despite the labeling, the portion of the executive order regarding the Johnson Amendment has nothing to do with free speech or freedom of religion,” said ...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment
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Nonprofits back preserving limits on political endorsements

“The repealing of this amendment adversely impacts the whole premise of what nonprofits are formed to do,” said Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland
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Trump Tax Reform Save For Charities Is Illusory

“The notion of simplifying Americans’ income taxes sounds good in concept, but it would be a shame if, in the zeal to simplify taxes, Congress creates a crisis in our communities,” said Tim Delaney, President & CEO of the National Council of...

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives, Tax Reform
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13 groups that could muck up tax reform

One idea contained in the Trump transition tax plan was capping itemized deductions, which could limit wealthy people’s ability to write off charitable donations.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving Incentives
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Coaching Board Members for Advocacy Pays Big Dividends

"To me board members are really the secret sauce that make things happen," says Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Advocacy, Stand For Your Mission
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Secular, Religious Nonprofits Petition To Save Johnson Amendment

The Community Letter is an effort by broad coalition of 10 national nonprofit and foundation networks to protect existing law that has come under consideration for repeal or modification.

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment, Advocacy
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Thousands of Nonprofits to Congress: Don't Repeal the Johnson Amendment

In a news release, National Council of Nonprofits President and CEO Tim Delaney emphasized that nonpartisanship helps separate charitable...

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Can Charities Survive Trump? For Some, It’s Life and Death

“There is a ramped-up harsh tone that’s generating fear that I haven’t seen before,” said Tim Delaney, the chief executive of the National Council of Nonprofits, who says he and his staff have pulled a lot of all-nighters recently because of the...

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives
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Trump and House tax plans have one thing in common: They likely hit nonprofits hard

"Both would be a sizable hit for not only the nonprofits but also the people that they're serving," said Tim Delaney, CEO of The National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentive, Charitable Deduction, Taxes

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