Many Causes, One Unified Voice

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Leaders and supporters of nonprofit organizations across Texas face ongoing challenges and opportunities as they daily build better communities through their good works. Key among these is the role of government and the impact of public policy decisions, legislation and government regulation.

TANO is committed to creating “a culture of advocacy”, facilitating unified activity and responses from our sector.  We are aggressively heightening our sector’s consciousness that we have every right to speak up and both promote and defend our interests – just as every trade association or statewide interest group in Austin acts to represent its stakeholders.

The causes, groups and alliances that make up our nonprofit community are diverse:  social welfare advocates, arts and culture groups, environmental activists, religious and faith-based organizations, sports leagues, fraternal lodges, civic associations and property owners’ associations, private schools and universities, private hospitals— we look forward to working together to around the policy issues that affect all of us.

TANO Tracking

The Texas Association of Nonprofit Associations’ (TANO) key foci are Sector Unity, Public Policy Awareness and Advocacy, and Professional and Organizational Development.

TANO will continue  providing periodic public policy summaries and analyses of bills and issues pending nationally and in the Texas Legislature.  View How TANO Determines What to Monitor. Bookmark your records to access our periodic updates here.

Use the state’s Texas Legislature Online to find and track bills of particular interest as well.

As circumstances warrant, TANO will convene telephone conference briefings on legislative developments for its members.

To best represent our sector in the Texas Legislature, we need to hear from our organizational members, friends, and stakeholders all across the state.  Advise us of the  particular issues or opportunities during the legislative session that affect and concern you.  Send that information and inquiries to