State Associations in the News

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Nonprofits seek to keep donor records private

“The types of nonprofits that are sometimes deemed public entities in North Dakota include arts organizations, humane societies, historical societies and domestic violence organizations,” said Dana Schaar Jahner, executive director of North...

Tags: North Dakota, Donor Privacy
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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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Planning guides area nonprofits through challenges

Often a nonprofit organization begins with little more than a need, a vision and someone willing to take action.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Planning, Strategic Planning
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Groups call for levies on firms that fall short on health-insurance

The non-profit sector, too, is concerned with Baker's proposal.

Tags: Massachusetts, Health Care
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Charitable nonprofits shouldn’t become political

I write today as board chair for the Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA), a membership organization representing more than 600 nonprofits across Montana.

Tags: Montana, Nonpartisanship, Advocacy, Johnson Amendment
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Report: Competition with Massachusetts hampers private social service employment

Demand for services is increasing with an aging population, higher rates of autism and veterans returning from overseas, according to the council.

Tags: Human Services, Employment, Massachusetts
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Don’t Weaken the Existing Ban on Electioneering by 501(c)(3) Organizations

During this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump renewed his call for a repeal of the 62-year-old ban...

Tags: New Jersey, Nonpartisanship, Advocacy
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A Taxing Question For St. Paul: How To Get Nonprofits To Pony Up?

Such talk did not go over well with Rinal Ray, an attorney and deputy public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, which is based in St. Paul. Ray wrote an amicus brief in First Baptist Church vs. St.

Tags: Minnesota, PILOTs, Payments in Lieu of Taxes
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Mandatory wage hikes pinch nonprofits

Most community-based nonprofits are locked into federal, state and local contracts that will not honor the increased employee costs that the wage increase brings, meaning that nonprofits would have to use or raise charitable dollars to subsidize...

Tags: New York, Government-Nonprofit Contracting, Minimum Wage
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Lawmakers Propose Doing Away With The Johnson Amendment

Marnie Taylor is the CEO for the Oklahoma Center for Non-profits.

Tags: Oklahoma, Nonpartisanship, Advocacy

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