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The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Our mission is to advance the vital role, capacity, and voice of charitable nonprofit organizations. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the people and communities they serve.

The National Council of Nonprofits coordinates our network of state associations of nonprofits in 34 states, as well as nonprofit ally members in 10 additional states, and works in coalition with many national nonprofits including our state policy ally members (national nonprofits with affiliates, members, or chapters active in the states) to create a positive policy environment for charitable nonprofits. We publish guidance on our website that is freely available to the public on best practices and dissemminate information through our e-newsletters and social media to help nonprofits and board members make sense of public policy issues.

We encourage nonprofits to become members of their state association of nonprofits in order to be aware of local issues that matter to them, and to build their capacity to advance their missions. As capacity builders our network shares a common goal of building the advocacy capacity of charitable nonprofits, and encouraging nonprofit board members to recognize the important role they play as advocates, to "stand for your mission."

Individual nonprofits (as well as private foundations, consultants to nonprofits, and others) join the National Council of Nonprofits by joining their state association of nonprofits. Our network of charitable nonprofits is the nation’s largest, with more than 28,000 organizational members. By serving as a central coordinator and mobilizer of the nation’s largest nonprofit network, we raise awareness of the important role charitable nonprofits play in all our lives. Thank you for supporting our work by making a charitable contribution.

Our e-newsletters are free. We encourage you to subscribe to stay connected to local, state, and national trends and policy issues that impact charitable nonprofits.

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