Nonprofit Connect Blog

Last week, Nonprofit Connect's Project Manager Branden Haralson attended The National Council of Nonprofits’ Nonprofit Lobby Day in D.C. and advocated to Congress on behalf of the 8,997 registered 501(c)3 organizations in the Kansas City region. Read his takeaways and learn about the issues discussed.

The comment period for the DOL proposed changes to overtime regulations closes May 21, and Nonprofit Connect summarizes the Kansas City Mayoral Forum that we co-hosted on May 11.

Congress has recently introduced legislation that, if passed, If passed, could repeal the UBIT tax for nonprofits across the nation before the tax filing deadline of April 15.

Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor released proposed changes to the overtime salary threshold rule, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The deadline to post comments on the IRS’s page regarding the impact of the parking expense UBIT on nonprofits closes this Friday, February 22.

While the federal government was still in a partial shutdown, Nonprofit Connect sent a survey to our members to gain insight into how the shutdown was affecting the nonprofit sector in our area. With the opening of the federal government, we share the information we received because unless there is a resolution reached that passes both houses of Congress, and is approved by the White House, we will be back in a shutdown on February 16. We offer this information to you as education for how a 35-day shutdown

2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act poses more than financial threats to the charitable sector. John Tyler, general counsel for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, discusses what should seem obvious: charitable organizations and businesses are not the same.

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.