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Building on the Public Policy Momentum – Sector Leadership Spot

January 30, 2020

By David L. Thompson, National Council of Nonprofits 2019 was a pretty good year from the perspective of nonprofit advocacy and public policy. Can the positive momentum continue into 2020? Based on what’s already happened, the answer is an emphatic: Yes. Especially for human service providers. (Spoiler alert: forward progress is being made in getting […]

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Proposed Fair Housing Regulation Would Harm Fair Housing Efforts

January 28, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On January 7, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposed rule that would weaken the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulatory requirement on state and local governments receiving HUD funding to report on housing discrimination and access problems under the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA), as […]

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Capture the True Value of Human Services with Reframing

January 23, 2020

Increasingly, philanthropic and government partners are recognizing the true value that human service organizations provide to our communities by building everyone’s well-being. One of the latest instances is observed by Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, in a December 18, 2019 “Commentary: Strengthening Human Services Community-Based Organizations” in […]

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Repeal of Parking Tax Opens the Door for Refunds – Sector Leadership Spot

January 17, 2020

By Cynthia Lewin, Venable LLP As a board member of PurchasingPoint®, the National Assembly’s discount group purchasing program, I know how every dollar counts at most nonprofits. For that reason, I’m delighted to share that nonprofits received a lovely gift right before Christmas with the repeal of the notorious nonprofit parking and public transit tax […]

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School Meals Bill Would Improve Children’s Well-Being

January 14, 2020

By Zachary Tashman The Expanding Access to School Meals Act of 2019 (H.R.5308), introduced by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), would expand the free school lunch and breakfast programs to millions of children. The bill would extend free school meals to all children from households that fall at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty […]

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