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.
With the informational assistance and support of our national association, the National Council of Nonprofits, TANO is committed to helping you to stand up, speak out, and be heard in our local communities, within Texas state government, and nationally.
INFORMATION + ENGAGEMENT = EFFECTIVENESS + IMPACT*
- Nonprofit Advocacy
- The Power of Nonprofits
- The Power of Knowledge
- The Power of Information
- The 501(h) Election to make expenditures to influence legislation
*BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index 2010
Resources to be Informed and Involved
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
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or (713)821-1744