Advocacy

Policy Tracker

Check out this page for articles and updates about local, national, and international issues that affect nonprofits. 

4 Steps to Make Parental Leave Work For You in 2016

With varying company policies and little guidance from the federal government on how much to offer, it’s no surprise that non-profit organizations are having a tough time deciding what the right parental leave policy is for the organization and its employees. Read more »

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Nonprofit Vote

There are countless reasons why people involved with nonprofits should vote in every election, and encourage their communities to do the same. We represent a large network of people that deal with social issues that are important to everyone. Read more »

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Lobbying as a Nonprofit

 

Contrary to popular belief, registered nonprofits are allowed to partake in lobbying. Afraid of losing your 501(c)(3) status? Don’t be. Federal laws and regulations allow for nonprofits and charitable organizations to lobby their local elected officials on causes they find important. Read more »

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Advocacy

Nonprofit work is advocacy work.

The range of support each organization offers their communities brings our society closer to monumental systematic change. Our nonprofits use different methods- from lobbying to issue organizing and community engagement- to advance and transform our culture. 

Below are resources to help nonprofits in their quest for change. 

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Risk Management for Nonprofits

December 16, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Faculty: Gary S. Thompson, Partner, ReedSmith

Course Objective: Gain a better understanding of how to mitigate legal risks for your nonprofit.

This course will review Risk Management and Insurance for Nonprofits, including how to assess legal risks that could impair or even ruin your organization, how to mitigate or prevent those risks (including legal waivers and indemnities), and lastly, how insurance works as the last backstop for managing risk. Read more »

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Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

Advocacy 101

August 27, 2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Kathy Bailey, Bailey Law, PC

Course Objective: Learn how nonprofit organizations can practice advocacy and what documentation your organization needs for compliance.

What is lobbying and who is a lobbyist?  What can you do if you are a 501(c)(3), (4), or even a (6)?  How do you keep all the requirements straight and what happens if you make a mistake?  This session will try to answer all these questions and discuss what recordkeeping is necessary to establish you are in compliance with the rules.
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Location: 
Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
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Why Our Members Matter

Since 1979, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement has been proud to support all the local and national nonprofits that are truly making a difference in our communities. Their work is the reason why we have existed for 35 years. Read more »

Center Submits Comments, Requests Hearing, Regarding Proposed IRS Restrictions on Nonprofit Voter Education and Engagement

Washington, D.C. – February 27, 2014 – In response to a notice of proposed rulemaking by the IRS, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, with the pro-bono legal assistance of Winston & Strawn LLP, has submitted comments opposing the new regulations and has requested that a public hearing be held to further discuss the issue. After hearing from concerned nonprofits, the Center took action on behalf of its members, who are 501(c)(3) organizations.
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Shutdown Aid For Nonprofits and Federal Workers

The federal government shutdown is causing distress and difficulty for many people, around our region and around the country. The most obvious impact is of course felt by the displaced federal employees themselves. Read more »

Health Forum Prepares Employers and Employees for Affordable Care Act Implementation

On Wednesday, September 24, the Center presented our first Health Forum to help member nonprofits navigate the changing health care landscape created by the further implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Read more »

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