Advocacy

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By now, everyone knows that charitable nonprofits have vital interests at stake – including...

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Census
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On June 12, 2019, Habitat for Humanity launched its ambitious nationwide Cost of Home campaign to engage its local affiliates and many others in...

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Housing, Credit, Opportunity
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As I walked in the office on the Tuesday after a long July 4th weekend, I felt excited -- and nervous -- to start my first day interning for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Advocacy, Nonprofit Impact
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The phrase “nonprofit tax day” may sound like an oxymoron or punchline of a joke, but it’s real. Tax-exempt organizations must pay significant new taxes to the U.S.

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Tax Day, UBIT, Transportation Tax, Silo-ing Tax, Endowments, Excise Tax
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On April 23, 2019, in a packed courtroom, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the census citizenship question lawsuit.

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Census, Citizenship Question, Public Policy
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The mere words “tax policy” may put some people to sleep, but small changes quickly add up to big impact on nonprofits’ bottom lines. Changes to income taxes can significantly influence charitable giving, leading to more or less.

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: State Tax, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Wayfair, Income Taxes, Charitable Giving Incentives
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The House flipped to Democratic control and the sponsor of the...

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonprofit Nonpartisanship, Elections
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While attending Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 National Conference last month, I had a surprise: I saw a significant number of grantmakers genuinely excited about getting involved in advocacy!

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Advocacy
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When an existential threat looms – such as the repeal or weakening of the Johnson Amendment that, for 64 years, has protected the nonprofit community from the destructive forces of divisive partisan politicking – I can’t think of any better...

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Nonprofit Nonpartisanship
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In January, Tim Delaney and I predicted in a Chronicle of Philanthropy article that the federal tax law enacted in December would unleash a tsunami...

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving Incentives, SALT, State and Local Taxes, Federal Tax

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