New White Paper Outlines Promising Solutions to Government-Nonprofit Contracting Problems

New White Paper Outlines Promising Solutions to Government-Nonprofit Contracting Problems

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Washington, DC – A new white paper, issued today by the National Council of Nonprofits, provides actionable solutions to ongoing problems with government contracting and grant practices and procedures that hurt governments, nonprofits, and taxpayers.

Highlighting real-world examples of governments working with nonprofits to fix broken contracting systems, A Dozen Common Sense Solutions to Government-Nonprofit Contracting Problems illustrates twelve actions that governments and nonprofits can take, depending on the issues in their state or locality. These solutions, which directly address the problems outlined in Findings from the 2013 National Survey of Nonprofit‐Government Contracts and Grants by the Urban Institute, are designed to cut down on wastefully duplicative processes and ensure effective investment of taxpayer dollars.

“Nonprofits are community problem-solvers, so it’s no surprise that when government and nonprofits come together, solutions are not far behind. We’ve seen great strides in a few states since the initial reports documenting the problems were issued three years ago,” said Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits. “This white paper provides a menu of proven, replicable solutions that other states can use to fix broken systems, save money, and work better with nonprofits to serve communities.”

The two reports released today, A Dozen Common Sense Solutions to Government-Nonprofit Contracting Problems from the National Council of Nonprofits and Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: Findings from the 2013 National Survey from the Urban Institute, are part of a multi-year collaborative project of the National Council of Nonprofits and the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. The project is designed to identify the scope and depth of the problems that charitable nonprofits face when performing work on behalf of governments pursuant to contracts and grants.

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The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – we serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve. Learn more at www.CouncilofNonprofits.org.

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