Richard Meyer’s Commentary on 2017 Texas Legislative Activity Affecting Nonprofits and State Associations

Richard W. Meyer, former public policy advisor and past board chair for the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO), recently presented at the 15th Annual State Bar Governance of Nonprofit Organizations course and provided further information regarding Texas nonprofit and this year’s legislative session. Click … Continue readingRichard Meyer’s Commentary on 2017 Texas Legislative Activity Affecting Nonprofits and State Associations

SBA Advocacy Office Wants to Hear from Nonprofits

The federal government is reconsidering many regulations and is seeking nonprofit input to try to match rules and regulations to the way charitable organizations operate and advance their missions. For example, the U.S. Labor Department has posted a Request for Information asking the public to … Continue readingSBA Advocacy Office Wants to Hear from Nonprofits

Policy Alert: Amendment to Strike Section 116 failed, but it was close

Policy Alert The amendment to strike Section 116 related to Johnson Amendment enforcement failed by a vote of 24 to 28. The vote on nonpartisanship was not by party line as feared. Two Republicans, Charles Dent (R-PA) and Scott Taylor (R-VA) voted with all Democrats … Continue readingPolicy Alert: Amendment to Strike Section 116 failed, but it was close

PUBLIC POLICY ALERT: Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship

PUBLIC POLICY ALERT Please review and think about joining the large number of nonprofits in this endeavor Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship   Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Under Attack in Congress Nonpartisanship is a cornerstone principle that has strengthened the public’s trust of the charitable community. … Continue readingPUBLIC POLICY ALERT: Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship

Important Call to Action from the National Council of Nonprofits

Keeping Politics at Bay for Charitable Nonprofits and Foundations Oppose Efforts to Repeal or Weaken the “Johnson Amendment”   Is it too much to ask that the charitable nonprofit and foundation community be respected and protected as the safe space from the damaging effects of … Continue readingImportant Call to Action from the National Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit Advocacy Matters | January 23, 2017

    Bi-Partisan Opposition Grows for ACA Repeal Without Replacement The 115th Congress convened with the majorities clearly intent to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) within a month and develop a replacement plan months or even years later. That two-step strategy … Continue readingNonprofit Advocacy Matters | January 23, 2017

TDHCA – Request for Applications to Administer the CSBG in Dallas County

The Community Affairs Division of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (“the Department”) announces the release of a Request for Applications (“RFA”) seeking interested qualified organizations to submit an application to administer the Community Services Block Grant (“CSBG”) in Dallas County. The Department … Continue readingTDHCA – Request for Applications to Administer the CSBG in Dallas County