Oklahoma

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Charity Inc.: Nonprofits show up

Our nonprofits are showing up this week in a big way to support educators, parents, students and businesses. It’s not an easy job, and it’s not without cost.

Tags: Oklahoma, Nonprofit Impact
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Nonprofits should educate voters, not endorse candidates

Nonprofits should not be a tool for candidate endorsement or as a funnel for campaign funding for candidates at any level.

Tags: Oklahoma, Johnson Amendment, Elections
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Charity Inc.: Legislature has golden opportunity

Last week, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits endorsed the Step Up Oklahoma plan, encouraging the Legislature to consider a number of pieces of legislation and policy issues to shore up the state’s ailing budget.

Tags: Oklahoma, State Budget
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Less optimism for nonprofits

And in Oklahoma, we are gearing up for another legislative session that will most likely be challenging as we attempt to erase budget gaps and find sources of revenue.

Tags: Oklahoma, Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, State Budgets
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Charity Inc.: National concerns

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, along with the National Council of Nonprofits and state association leaders from around the country, continue to have concerns about three significant issues that will affect the charitable sector.

Tags: Oklahoma, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment
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Grateful for efforts to help charitable giving in Oklahoma

We are thankful that donors, nonprofits, community leaders and board members contacted legislators and reminded them of the importance of the charitable giving incentive.

Tags: Oklahoma, Charitable Giving Incentives
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Nonprofits back preserving limits on political endorsements

“The repealing of this amendment adversely impacts the whole premise of what nonprofits are formed to do,” said Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland
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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
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Lawmakers Propose Doing Away With The Johnson Amendment

Marnie Taylor is the CEO for the Oklahoma Center for Non-profits.

Tags: Oklahoma, Nonpartisanship, Advocacy
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Giving likely to be up, but nervousness persists

In Oklahoma, our nonprofits – in the face of great economic challenges both with our energy sector and state budget – remain mostly optimistic.

Tags: Oklahoma, Giving

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