Nonprofit New York’s policy work seeks to strengthen and unite New York’s nonprofits. When we come together and unite as one, our voice is amplified, our influence magnified, and real change is possible. We believe when your nonprofit is stronger, all of us are stronger.

We Rally the Nonprofit Community

Nonprofit New York grounds our strategy in the Declaration of Nonprofit Rights:

  • We have a right to sustainable resources and a responsibility to serve our communities well.
  • We have a right to engage in advocacy and a responsibility to share our expertise.
  • We have a right to be fairly treated as a workforce and a responsibility to champion equity.
  • We have a right to be powerful forces of change and a responsibility to advance the future of all communities.

Our job is to elevate the voices of our members, and the nonprofit sector, to advance public policy that supports the sector, and to strengthen nonprofits’ ability to advocate for their mission.


Policy Priorities:Check out Nonprofit New York’s policy platform and campaigns based on our Declaration of Nonprofit Rights.

Take Action: Check out ways to take action to support the nonprofit community in New York! From signing onto our campaigns, contacting your legislators, or joining a coalition.

Policy Updates: Stay up to date by checking out our recent and archived policy roundups.

Coalitions and Councils: Nonprofit New York convenes leaders and advocates to assess and analyze public policy affecting the New York nonprofit sector through our Government Relations Council, a committee of nonprofit general counsel and law firm partners who specialize in nonprofit law, and the Coalition to Advance Nonprofits, a sector-wide nonprofit advocacy coalition.

Policy Resources: Check out our resources, including legislative memos, testimony, letters, research, templates for taking action, and an archive of recordings of our town halls and public policy forums.

Policy Forums: Want to know more about what we are working on? Our Policy Forums are a way to find out more about the issues affecting your nonprofit. They give you an opportunity to add your voice to the conversation, give you the latest policy developments, and a chance to ask your questions about policy issues to leaders in the field. These events are open to members and non-members and are free to attend. Do you have an idea for a Nonprofit New York Forum topic? Email Nonprofit New York's Vice President of Policy Chai Jindasurat at [email protected]