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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:   Statewide voice for nonprofit organizations, Austin   State website to track legislation, statutes and agency rules   Resources for assisting community organizations   State agency for volunteerism and service opportunities

National Issues:   National Council of Nonprofits, Washington, D.C.   Independent Sector, Washington, D.C.   Independent Sector’s response to Congressional proposals   National Association of State Charity Officials, the regulators   National coalition of volunteer disaster relief agencies   The Chronicle of Philanthropy, current news   The Urban Institute, research studies and statistics

Advocacy Rights and Lobbying by Nonprofits:   Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest   Alliance for Justice

Social Entrepreneurship:   Social Enterprise Alliance promotes innovative nonprofits   Duke University, source materials for social enterprise issues   Background on B-corps and L3C entities

For more information generally or on a specific issue, contact TANO – or (713)821-1744