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

Secular, Religious Nonprofits Petition To Save Johnson Amendment

The Community Letter is an effort by broad coalition of 10 national nonprofit and foundation networks to protect existing law that has come under consideration for repeal or modification.

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment, Advocacy

Charity Inc.: Being proactive

When it comes to nonprofit advocacy, we always say, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Last week, one of my staff members reminded me of a better quote from a former New York congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm: “If they don’t give you...

Tags: Oklahoma, Advocacy

Charitable nonprofits shouldn’t become political

I write today as board chair for the Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA), a membership organization representing more than 600 nonprofits across Montana.

Tags: Montana, Nonpartisanship, Advocacy, Johnson Amendment

200 Charity Leaders Visit Washington to Push Lawmakers to Keep Tax Write-Offs

Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said the message charities had for lawmakers reminded him of the lyrics of a children’s song his daughter used to sing.

Tags: Advocacy, Charitable Giving Incentives

Don’t Weaken the Existing Ban on Electioneering by 501(c)(3) Organizations

During this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump renewed his call for a repeal of the 62-year-old ban...

Tags: New Jersey, Nonpartisanship, Advocacy

Repealing Johnson Amendment would hurt the good work of nonprofits

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Advocacy


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