State Associations in the News

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Lobbying bonanza begins over Trump tax plan

Republicans lawmakers and Trump’s advisers have said that the deduction for charitable donations will be preserved, but the not-for-profit sector is still nervous.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving Incentives
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Tax-exempt property faces state scrutiny

"Nonprofits are a huge part of the Massachusetts economy but they also provide a lot of social services and work with local governments on the biggest societal challenges," said Jim Klocke, CEO of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, a Boston-based...

Tags: Massachusetts, PILOTs
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Keep Nonprofits Nonpartisan

The New York nonprofit sector supports individuals and communities by providing needed resources, including affordable housing, child care, youth development, job availability, healthcare services, access to well-performing schools.

Tags: New York, 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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A Message to Congress — Keep Charities and Foundations Nonpartisan

Nonprofit advocacy is a critical part of public discourse and sound public policy.

Tags: New Jersey, Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment
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Forum: Taxing community nonprofits won’t help municipal budgets

Some local governments are asking nonprofits for “voluntary” payments. While that is one alternative we must be careful that calling something “voluntary” truly means it is so, and not a de facto obligation for struggling nonprofits.

Tags: Connecticut, Taxes-Fees-PILOTs
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Charity Inc.: Being proactive

When it comes to nonprofit advocacy, we always say, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Last week, one of my staff members reminded me of a better quote from a former New York congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm: “If they don’t give you...

Tags: Oklahoma, Advocacy
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Nonprofits finding common ground amid budget uncertainty

Kate Rubalcava, chief executive officer of the Utah Nonprofits Association, said her organization is encouraging directors statewide to advocate for their cause, suggesting they work regularly with government representatives to explain how their...

Tags: Utah, State Budgets
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Some nonprofits worry politics could creep into their work

But on the other side, the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations sent out an urgent call to action recently to protect the amendment.

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment, Pennsylvania
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State rep takes another crack at taxing nonprofits

The CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Jim Klocke, said it would oppose the bill.

Tags: Massachusetts, PILOTs, Taxes-Fees-PILOTs

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