Council of Nonprofits in the News


Proposed payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program spurs debate among Northampton nonprofits

One way of addressing this reduced tax base, some communities have found, is through such PILOT programs.

Tags: PILOTs, Massachusetts

The OMB Uniform Guidance: What It Is and Why It Matters to Counties and Nonprofits

Historic grants reforms published by the federal government in late 2014 are now the law of the land. The reforms apply to federal grant funds that flow to states, counties, cities and nonprofits throughout the U.S.

Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Direct Costs, Indirect Costs, Single Audit, OMB Circulars

In Case of Federal Shutdown, Many Charities Hope Pain Will Be Short-Term

Because federal grants are issued throughout the year, rather than on the start of the federal fiscal year, the immediate impact of a federal shutdown is likely to be muted, according to David Thompson, vice president for public policy at the...

Tags: Government Shutdown, Federal Budget

Council weighing proposal to stop funding community grant program

The appearance of favoritism doesn't bode well for nonprofits either, said David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits.

Any attempt to make the process transparent is welcomed.

Tags: Maryland

9 Ways to Approach Congressional Staffers to Get Your Issue Heard

Committee staffers are specialists by nature, whereas staffers in members’ offices tend to be generalists.

Tags: Advocacy

Inside the battle to overhaul overtime — and what it says about how lobbying has changed

Meanwhile, both sides have tried to claim the allegiance of the nonprofit sector, which is torn between a belief that the rule might help low-income people and the recognition that complying with it could strain their own budgets.

Tags: Advocacy

5 Reasons Why State Advocacy Rocks

Why is state-level advocacy so effective? For one thing, “because all politics is local,” says Jeff Shaw, director of public policy at the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits.

Tags: State Policy, Connecticut, Minnesota, Advocacy

Ice Bucket Challenge success impressive, but hard to repeat, experts say

"Part of it likely is because it was started by individuals and not by an organization, and that made it that much more authentic feeling," said Rick Cohen, director of communications for the ...

Tags: Fundraising, Social Media, Ice Bucket

United Way forgoing fundraising goal this year

Tags: Fundraising

Explaining the OMB Super Circular – A Reshaping of the Nonprofit/Government Relationship

Give credit to the National Council of Nonprofits for playing a crucial role in both promoting the adoption of new uniform guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and educating the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors about what the new...

Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance


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