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NGO Leaders from Africa Visit National Assembly

September 12, 2018

This week, National Human Services Assembly was proud to welcome NGO leaders from 21 African nations into our Washington, D.C. office. The visit was organized by the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and World Learning, focusing on NGOs and civic activism. The guests spent a few hours with CEO Lee Sherman and other […]

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Proposed Rule Threatens Protections for Detained Children

September 11, 2018

By Marie Camino The issue of family separation seems to have died down in the media as of late. However, the Administration has not slowed in their efforts to detain people at the border, and is doubling down on a proposed solution to family separation by removing restrictions in place to protect detained minors. Last […]

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Federal Proposal Mirrors Misperceptions of Human Services

September 6, 2018

“Lawmakers, Ask Human-Service Experts About New Approaches on Federal Programs,” an opinion column by National Human Services Assembly CEO Lee Sherman in the August 15, 2018 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, explains how parts of the Administration’s June proposal, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” reflect, and would reinforce, public misperceptions of human […]

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A Call to Action for Human Service Advocates: If You Want a Different Result, Tell a Different Story

September 3, 2018

The Philanthropy Journal recently published a feature on the National Human Services Assembly and our National Reframing Human Services Initiative. The piece details the history of the initiative and the ongoing need for reframing, along with exploring a few of our lessons learned and some thoughts on implementation of the researched-based communications strategy. Below is […]

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Johnson Amendment Still in Play

August 30, 2018

As we noted last month, the House-passed version of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) spending bill includes an anti-Johnson Amendment rider (Section 112) that would restrict the ability of the IRS to enforce nonprofit nonpartisanship. The Senate-passed version of the FSGG appropriations bill does not contain any provision to undermine the Johnson Amendment. […]

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