Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nonprofit Policy Priorities from Listening Post Project

Excerpt from The Johns Hopkins Listening Post Project, Communiqué #11: Nonprofit Policy Priorities, linked here:
A just-completed poll finds the vast majority of nonprofit executives reporting little improvement in government policy toward their organizations over the recent past, and pinning high hopes on a new national administration to establish a more supportive policy environment for their work at this crucial juncture of our national life. Heading the list of priority measures identified by these executives were four specific measures:
• Restoration and/or growth of funds for their field in the federal budget
• Reinstatement and expansion of tax incentives for individual charitable giving
• Federal grant support for nonprofit training and capacitybuilding
• Reform of reimbursements under Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal programs

These results emerge from a new survey of over 1,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations conducted by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Listening Post Project. This survey sought the opinions of America’s crucially important nonprofit executives about what a new national administration could usefully do to equip nonprofits to help Americans cope with the economic crisis the country is facing.

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