State Associations in the News

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Nonprofits should be free of partisan politics

For more than 60 years, an important provision in the federal tax code, the Johnson Amendment, has protected 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations from being drawn into partisan politics, such as endorsing or opposing candidates for public...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment, Advocacy
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Grateful for efforts to help charitable giving in Oklahoma

We are thankful that donors, nonprofits, community leaders and board members contacted legislators and reminded them of the importance of the charitable giving incentive.

Tags: Oklahoma, Charitable Giving Incentives
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Malloy would cut local aid deeply to offset eroding CT tax receipts

“Connecticut is indeed facing massive fiscal difficulties, but the budget released today will leave some people without essential care,” said Gian-Carl Casa, president of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, the state’s largest coalition of...

Tags: State Budgets
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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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