For nonprofits, a voice in lobbying is often out of reach due to rules

Nonprofit New York, a group that represents hundreds of nonprofits in the downstate region, has compiled a policy brief that found national data indicates 3 percent of nonprofit organizations engage in lobbying — many dissuaded to engage in that...

Tags: New York, Lobbying, Advocacy

Jewish advocates are working to ensure that the next COVID relief bill helps Holocaust survivors and schoolkids

As legislators begin to move forward with a plan for the next COVID-19 relief bill, organizations who have been actively lobbying for new legislation are busy behind the scenes trying to shape the actual proposal.

Tags: #Relief4Charities, COVID-19, Advocacy

Senate Legislation Would Expand Charitable Deduction for People Who Don't Itemize

David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, also praised the expanded charitable deduction but complained the legislation lacks other key nonprofit needs including:

Tags: Advocacy, Charitable Giving Incentive

Another Foundation Doubles its Grants Budget, Another Call for Philanthropy to Step Up

Even as this statement is released, of course, the National Council of Nonprofits is spearheading lobbying around stimulus provisions in government.

Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Advocacy

Two Leaders from the National Council of Nonprofits Named to Top 50 Power & Influence List by The NonProfit Times

Washington, DC – In an action rarely taken in the 22 years The NonProfit Times (NPT) has been honoring nonprofit leaders, this year NPT selected two executives from the same organization for recognition in its...

Posted In: Press Releases
Tags: Advocacy, NonProfit Times, Top 50

While giving thanks, also give your time, money and voice

“If you care enough to invest your money in an organization, then investing your voice can magnify that impact with policymakers,” says David Heinen, vice president for public policy and advocacy with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Tags: North Carolina, Giving, Advocacy

Nonprofits Regroup for Budget Fights Ahead After Stinging Loss on Tax Bill

Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, says larger lobbying budgets would be great, but it would be for naught if nonprofit leaders fail to make inroads with political leaders.

Tags: Tax Reform, Advocacy

After-school Programs Work to Host, Show Off for Their Elected Officials

But how cosy should nonprofits be with elected officials?

Stand for your mission, advises the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Everyday Advocacy, Advocacy

Nonprofits should be free of partisan politics

For more than 60 years, an important provision in the federal tax code, the Johnson Amendment, has protected 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations from being drawn into partisan politics, such as endorsing or opposing candidates for public...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment, Advocacy

Coaching Board Members for Advocacy Pays Big Dividends

"To me board members are really the secret sauce that make things happen," says Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Advocacy, Stand For Your Mission


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