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Advocating for Racial Equity: The Long Journey Continues

For multiple reasons, everyone in America needs to read the powerful op-ed that Tamara Copeland, President of the Washington [D.C.] Regional Association of Grantmakers, recently wrote in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “...

Tags: Racial Equity, DI&E
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Political Law Potpourri—The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

Equally interesting is what political law provisions were omitted from the Act.   For example, the bill did not include a repeal of the so-called Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from engaging in partisan...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus
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Combat These 5 Major Causes of Donor Fatigue

According to Rick Cohen, chief communications officer and chief operating officer of the National Council of Nonprofits, “People give because they believe in the work and the...

Tags: Fundraising, Donor Relations
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Affirmative Action Plans for Nonprofits

Diversity, equity and inclusion issues are vitally important for all organizations — and frequent changes to legislation mean nonprofits must continually keep up.

Tags: DI&E, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
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Johnson Amendment Unchanged in Federal Spending Bill

Despite reports that Republicans may use omnibus legislation to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment prohibiting 501c3 groups, including religious congregations, from participating in election campaigns, no such change was included in the bill...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus, Federal, Budget
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Another Effort To Get Rid Of The 'Johnson Amendment' Fails

The campaign has never gained much momentum, however, perhaps because relatively few pastors appear to feel constrained by the Johnson Amendment, and...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus
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Church-State Separation Advocates Cheer Spending Bill Win

“Those who depend on houses of worship and community nonprofits can breathe a sigh of relief, as concerted efforts to weaken the long-standing law that keeps the 501(c)(3) sector free from partisan campaigning were rebuked yet again,” said Amanda...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus
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Spending Bill Excludes Johnson Amendment Repeal

Lawmakers have sought to repeal the Johnson Amendment through two channels, according to David L.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Omnibus, Federal Budget, Nonpartisanship
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Johnson Amendment remains intact in latest omnibus spending bill

Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, echoed Tyler’s enthusiasm but warned that repeal efforts will likely continue.“It would be nice to celebrate a long and hard-fought victory, but we cannot afford to relax,” he...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Omnibus, Federal Budget, Nonpartisanship
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Omnibus Keeps Ban on Church Politicking in Place

“It would be nice to celebrate a long and hard-fought victory, but we cannot afford to relax,” said Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, in a news release.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Federal Budget, Omnibus, Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

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