Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Defending Johnson law

President Trump has vowed to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which many white evangelicals have been pushing to repeal, arguing it restricts free speech.

Tags: Massachusetts, Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Trump Budget Cuts Billions of Dollars From Antipoverty Programs

"This is an opportunity for a rallying cry," said Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Budget
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Some Charities Misuse IRS Short Registration Form, Chronicle Data Suggests

The findings point to "abnormalities," because it typically takes a long time for new nonprofits to establish themselves and grow, said Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: 1023-EZ, Form 1023-EZ, Tax Exemption
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Catholic Charities of Omaha hopes to end all government contracts by 2018

Tags: Nebraska, Government-Nonprofit Contracting
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PayPal Lawsuit Shows a ‘Wild West’ Reality in 3rd-Party Online Fundraising

"I think these portals are both a boon and a potential problem," said Jennifer Chandler, vice president of the National Council of Nonprofits. "Lack of transparency over all is a concern."

Tags: Fundraising
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200 Charity Leaders Visit Washington to Push Lawmakers to Keep Tax Write-Offs

Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said the message charities had for lawmakers reminded him of the lyrics of a children’s song his daughter used to sing.

Tags: Advocacy, Charitable Giving Incentives
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Repealing Johnson Amendment would hurt the good work of nonprofits

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Advocacy
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Clergy differ on bill to repeal the Johnson Amendment

Tim Delaney, National Council of Nonprofits president, voiced “strong opposition” to the repeal bill. “Nonprofits are already free to exercise their First Amendment rights to advocate for their missions,” he said in a Feb. 2 statement.

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Advocacy
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Trump’s proposal to loosen speech for churches will harm nonprofits, say leaders

It may seem like the law is narrowly focused on restricting what religious groups can say or do if they want to remain tax-exempt. However, the Johnson Amendment broadly covers all nonprofits.

Tags: Advocacy, Nonpartisanship
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Some Nonprofit Groups Push Back Against Calls to Strike Ban on Politicking

The National Council of Nonprofits also said it would fight any efforts to "politicize" nonprofits and foundations.

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Advocacy

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