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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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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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