How Not to Let Politicians Exploit Nonprofit Issue Advocacy

How Not to Let Politicians Exploit Nonprofit Issue Advocacy

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YMCA members complained about being contacted for political purposes, and it could potentially put the Y’s tax exemption status in question. The biggest loss in these instances can be the chilling effect it has on organizations’ ability to do the important work of shaping policy in their communities. For this reason, every entity from the National Council of Nonprofits to the National Association of State Charity Officials has firmly advocated not weakening the Johnson Amendment by Congress that protects charitable organizations from being manipulated for political purposes.

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