State Associations in the News

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Nonprofits mobilize to encourage participation in 2020 census

The 2020 Census is more than two years out, but the Michigan Nonprofit Association is already launching a campaign to encourage populations that are typically underreported to take part in the census.

Tags: Census, Michigan
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GOP tax plan could cut billions in charitable donations

"Many of these groups that were hard-hit that didn’t receive funding — many of them still haven’t received funding,” said Anita Banerji, director of public policy for Forefront, a statewide membership association for nonprofits and foundations....

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Illinois
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Proposed Tax Overhaul Catches Attention From Local Charities

Watch this story at http://denver.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kcnctv/3760149-pro...

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction
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Minnesota nonprofits, foundations come out against House tax plan

The sweeping tax overhaul proposal in the U.S.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Charitable Giving Incentives, Minnesota
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Paulsen, Lewis tout GOP tax plan as good deal for Minnesota

Nan Madden, director of the Minnesota Budget Project, said she’s worried that adding to the deficit would eventually put pressure on lawmakers to cut Medicaid, a contentious provision of Republicans’ failed efforts to repeal and replace the...

Tags: Minnesota, Tax Reform
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This New Review Site Lets Nonprofits Give Feedback To Foundations

The platform itself is a nonprofit initiative supported by several well-known groups on both sides of these transactions, and a 16-person national leadership panel of more philanthropy experts.

Tags: Foundations, Funding, Minnesota, California
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Charities could be big losers under tax reform. One NC rep is trying to fix that.

“The universal deduction is really an essential part of tax reform,” said David Heinen, the vice president for public policy and advocacy for the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Tags: Charitable Deduction, Charitable Giving Incentives, Tax Reform, North Carolina
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Benefits Of Group Buying Programs In The Nonprofit Sector

Laura Pierce, Executive Director of Washington Nonprofits, shared with me that her organization offers members access to the ...

Tags: Group Buying, Member Benefits, California, New York, Washington
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New website lets nonprofits rate foundations that fund them

Now the nonprofits that apply for and receive much of that money are offering some anonymous feedback on those foundations through a new online rating tool called GrantAdvisor.org.

Tags: Philanthropy, Grants, Minnesota, California
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High-Profile Philanthropy Contests Take Hold, Raise Concerns

Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, says the foundation "was looking for the flashiest idea, but there wasn’t any vetting. Did the people proposing the idea have the capabilities to carry it out?

Tags: Minnesota, Philanthropy

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