Posted: May 10, 2018

Share Your Giving Story

Independent Sector invites nonprofits to share their stories about charitable giving. This year, the new tax law could affect giving to your organization. Your stories and expertise will help nonprofits and policymakers understand how tax changes affect organizations like yours and what steps we can take to ensure the charitable sector has the resources it needs to provide critical services to our communities. Take five minutes to briefly share your stories and answer two brief questions about giving at your organization by Friday, May 25. Your responses will remain anonymous.Go to survey.

Posted: May 9, 2018

National Council of Nonprofits Statement on 2020 Census Progress Report

On Tuesday, May 8th the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing regarding the Progress Report on the 2020 Census. Nonprofits have voiced concerns that a proposed citizenship question not only creates fear among certain populations (which would result in low participation) but is also unconstitutional and illegal. Tim Delaney, President and CEO for the National Council of Nonprofits has submitted a statement expressing “the significant concerns … that aspects of the 2020 Census are so amiss that they pose a serious risk of not getting it right and hurting our country.” The 2020 Census could hurt every business, government, nonprofit, and person in America for more than a decade. Read full statement.

Financial Success for Nonprofits Certificate

Earn a Nonprofit Certificate from anywhere! Closing soon

In September 2017 NAO launched its members-only Financial Success for Nonprofits Certificate in partnership with eCornell – Cornell University’s online learning platform. NAO members have the opportunity to access a highquality, flexible and affordable online certificate program that focuses on the business of effective nonprofit financial sustainability. NAO is thrilled to bring this focused business program to our members, working in collaboration with eCornell as its first nonprofit sector partner in the country! NAO members will have until June 30, 2018 to enroll. For more information  click here.

Posted: April 6, 2018

2020 Census: Why is it important to nonprofits?

A fair and accurate census is a critical mechanism for ensuring that no community's needs or voices are overlooked. The census directly affects the distribution of political representation and the equitable allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds to support programs and improvements in education, public health, transportation, and more. Beyond federal uses, census data is used to redraw state legislative boundaries and local governments use census data to redraw their political subdivisions. As you may have heard, the U.S. Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, directed that the 2020 decennial census questionnaire ask individuals whether they are U.S. citizens. NAO believes that nonprofits must engage in learning about and advocating on the 2020 census. Questions regarding citizenship are unconstitutional and illegal. They should not be included. Read more.