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Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and GrantsMagic U are teaming up to provide long-term, sustainable support for Texas nonprofits working hard on Hurricane Harvey relief and rebuilding efforts. If your nonprofit or community organization is one of the dozens who are helping rebuild, restore, and renew the hurricane-devastated Houston area, you and your team… Read More ›
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 here for further information.
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 submit comments on the rules governing which employees are and… Read More ›
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations has put together a resource page to further assist you on your next steps. Please feel free to create your own link to this page, or copy it onto your website. SAFETY: To locate friends and family or to register yourself as safe Anyone needing… Read More ›
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 to remove the measure that would make it virtually impossible… Read More ›
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. Yet the longstanding legal protection (known as the Johnson Amendment)… Read More ›
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 partisan politics? The immediate answer from scores of 501(c)(3) leaders… Read More ›
Time to Advocate in Support of the Charitable Giving Incentive 100 Years of Giving DC Fly-In Thursday, February 16, 2017 This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Charitable Giving Incentive in federal tax law. Yet it is unclear what the charitable deduction will look like, or whether it will even exist, once Congress… Read More ›
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 has now been stymied by a combination of outside advocacy… Read More ›
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 intends to make an award that will best serve eligible… Read More ›