Tip 36: Getting ready for 2017

17 Jan 2017 11:28 AM | Heather Kaye (Administrator)

We are going to have to be on our toes in the upcoming year. The changing political climate is putting funding in jeopardy—expect federal legislative and regulatory changes to affect the nonprofit sector. Time to speak up, be seen, and get our voices heard.

Tim Delaney and David L. Thompson, of the National Council of Nonprofits, offer some practical next steps in a recently published article, Nonprofits Need to Stand Together to Push for Smart Public Policies. They suggest:

  • Fight back against cuts in spending that would hurt the public.
  • Expand, don’t limit, tax laws that encourage giving.
  • Engage in the debate on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Respect the legal independence of nonprofits to allocate their own resources.
  • Keep partisan politics far away from charitable organizations and foundations.
  • Simplify federal rules and contracts.

There's a lot to do, but don't forget to take care of yourself. You can practice mindfulness in as little as 15 minutes.

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