Nonprofit Connect Blog

On Thursday, October 18, Nonprofit Connect along with the Kansas Nonprofit Coalition and the Kansas State Alliance of YMCAs hosted a candidate forum focused on nonprofit issues. Over twenty statewide, house and local candidates were in attendance to take questions and discuss their positions on topics pertinent to the nonprofit community.

David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, summarizes the policy changes that nonprofits should care about, including federal tax law's impact on charitable giving and tax exemptions. Changes are coming and how we as nonprofits respond will affect the outcome.

Nonprofit Connect wants to keep you informed about recent policy changes that affect the nonprofit community and those we serve.

Nonprofit Connect wants to keep members informed about policy changes that affect the nonprofit community and those we serve.

On Friday, December 15, the House and Senate Conference Committee released their finalized Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill. This legislation may prove prohibitive to nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.

Tax Reform Legislation Expected in the U.S. House This Week, Legislation's Impact on the Johnson Amendment, and What You Can Do

Earlier this week Nonprofit Connect informed you about a provision, Section 116 of the House Financial Services and General Government FY2018 Appropriation bill, that would weaken enforcement of the law on nonprofit partisanship. With a close vote of 24 for and 28 against, the amendment to remove Section 116 failed yesterday.

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services approved a bill with a provision that would weaken enforcement of the law on nonprofit partisanship.

As some of you know, on Thursday morning the President signed an executive order that effectively eases Johnson Amendment prohibitions against political activity for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

As you may know, several Congressional leaders have recently spoken publicly for repealing or weakening the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) nonprofits from participating or intervening in political campaigns. The National Council of Nonprofits is concerned that repealing or weakening the Johnson Amendment would undermine the value of nonpartisanship in the nonprofit sector.