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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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public-policy article

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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Reframing newsletter

When Bad Requirements Happen to Good Programs

January 9, 2020

Harmful cultural models — or inaccurate “deeply held understandings that motivate thought and behavior in largely unconscious and automatic ways” — can influence policymakers’ application of harsh requirements that limit access to programs such as hunger prevention. The start of state legislative sessions offers an opportunity to provide reframed messages that background those unproductive models, […]

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Reflecting on 2019

December 19, 2019

From all of the team at the National Human Services Assembly, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! 2019 has been an exciting year with the launch of our FREE federal legislation advocacy tool PolicySource, the advancement of our National Reframing Human Services Initiative, and another $20.6 million nonprofit members saved through PurchasingPoint. […]

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Reframing newsletter

Thank You for a Stellar 2019!

December 12, 2019

Thanks to you and other national, state and local human service organizations across the country, the National Reframing Initiative had a banner year. We’re excited to report the below progress in advancing the Building Well-Being Narrative in 2019. Implementation Highlights The National Reframing Initiative was pleased to welcome new partners, provide tailored training and technical […]

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