By tracking regional and national trends, the National Council of Nonprofits identifies how policies and practices within the nonprofit community and at all levels of government – local, state, and federal – affect the ability of community-based nonprofits to meet their missions.
NEW NONPROFIT RIGHTS IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS/CONTRACTS
Governments at all levels – local, state, and federal –are now required to reimburse nonprofits for the reasonable indirect costs (sometimes imprecisely called “overhead” or “administrative” costs) they incur on behalf of governments when federal dollars are part of the funding stream.
Trends in the economy, demographics, technology, communications, and even how we spend our leisure time, can affect the core capacities needed by every charitable nonprofit to be effective and sustainable.
Our Public Policy Agenda focuses on six key areas and can be used by nonprofits to inform their public policy work.
An ongoing national initiative to improve the government-nonprofit contracting relationships and fix broken and antiquated grant/contracting systems in order to promote efficient and effective programs and services.
Good governance requires the right ingredients (the right mix of board members!), a chef to provide leadership and accountability, and careful mixing and stirring of candid discussions, transparent practices, and governance policies.
Consistent and supportive tax policies at the federal, state, and local levels are critical to the success of charitable nonprofits in pioneering and implementing solutions to community problems and aspirations.
Tax and other giving incentives at the federal, state, and local levels that encourage individuals to volunteer their time and contribute money to the missions of charitable nonprofits.