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Nonprofits can advocate!

Nonprofit advocacy is essential to achieving the vision of a Texas nonprofit community that is among the healthiest and most vibrant in the nation.

TANO is committed to helping you to stand up, speak out, and be heard in our local communities, within Texas state government, and nationally.


*BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index 2010

Resources to be Informed and Involved

Texas Issues:

www.tano.org   Statewide voice for nonprofit organizations, Austin

www.capitol.state.tx.us   State website to track legislation, statutes and agency rules

www.texascbar.org   Resources for assisting community organizations

www.onestarfoundation.org   State agency for volunteerism and service opportunities

National Issues:

www.councilofnonprofits.org   National Council of Nonprofits, Washington, D.C.

www.independentsector.org   Independent Sector, Washington, D.C.

www.nonprofitpanel.org   Independent Sector’s response to Congressional proposals

www.nasconet.org   National Association of State Charity Officials, the regulators

www.nvoad.org   National coalition of volunteer disaster relief agencies

www.philanthropy.com   The Chronicle of Philanthropy, current news

www.urban.org   The Urban Institute, research studies and statistics

Advocacy Rights and Lobbying by Nonprofits:

www.clpi.org   Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

www.afj.org   Alliance for Justice

Social Entrepreneurship:

www.se-alliance.org   Social Enterprise Alliance promotes innovative nonprofits

www.caseatduke.org   Duke University, source materials for social enterprise issues

www.bcorporation.net/publicpolicy   Background on B-corps and L3C entities

For more information generally or on a specific issue, contact TANO – info@tano.org or (713)821-1744

TANO Headquarters

P.O. Box 66473
Houston, TX 77266-6473

Phone: 713.821.1744
Fax: 713.821.1401
E-mail: info@tano.org
Member Services 210-906-8266

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