Some Nonprofit Groups Push Back Against Calls to Strike Ban on Politicking

Some Nonprofit Groups Push Back Against Calls to Strike Ban on Politicking

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The National Council of Nonprofits also said it would fight any efforts to "politicize" nonprofits and foundations.

"For more than six decades, the law now being attacked has protected charitable nonprofits and foundations from being pressured by politicians and paid political operatives to divert their time and resources away from advancing their missions in local communities," Tim Delaney, president of the council, said in a statement. "That law has a proven track record of working well to protect against politicization."

Those who donate to nonprofits want that money to help advance those groups’ missions, he said, not advance the careers of politicians or line the pockets of political consultants.

Said Mr. Delaney: "Getting involved in supporting or opposing candidates will have a chilling effect on contributions on which many nonprofits rely."

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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