Get the 2022 Voter Engagement Toolkit for Nonprofits!

Nonprofits are trusted spaces in our communities and we must ensure that they have the tools they need to participate in voter engagement while continuing to be above the political fray. To honor this need, Community Votes, Nonprofit New York, and Nonprofit VOTE have partnered together to create the 2022 Voter Engagement Toolkit for 501(c)3 organizations.

A Place at the Table Policy Brief: NYS Lobbying Law

A Place at the Table

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The A Place at the Table campaign seeks to increase access for smaller, grassroots nonprofits to engage in the policymaking process. According to national data, only 3% of nonprofits lobby.1 Despite having a legal and constitutional right to lobby,2 many under-resourced organizations3 choose not to engage in permissible advocacy because they fear they are ill equipped to handle the administrative burden that comes with lobbying rules, regulations, reporting, and penalties.

Get the 2022 Voter Engagement Toolkit for Nonprofits!

Nonprofits are trusted spaces in our communities and we must ensure that they have the tools they need to participate in voter engagement while continuing to be above the political fray. To honor this need, Community Votes, Nonprofit New York, and Nonprofit VOTE have partnered together to create the 2022 Voter Engagement Toolkit for 501(c)3 organizations.

Nonprofit New York Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Government Operations on March 22, 2022

To: New York City Council Committee on Government Operations

From: Chai Jindasurat, Vice President, Policy, Nonprofit New York

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Re: FY23 Government Operations Budget Testimony

Good afernoon Chair Ung and members of the City Council Government Operations Committee.

Nonprofit New York Testimony to the New York State Senate Finance Chair and Assembly Ways & Means Chair on February 9, 2022

To: New York State Senate Finance Chair Krueger and Assembly Ways & Means Chair Weinstein

From: Chai Jindasurat, Vice President, Policy, Nonprofit New York

Re: Written Testimony Urging Government Operations and Ethics Relieve the Legislative Advocacy Burden on Nonprofits

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Good Morning,

My name is Chai Jindasurat and I am providing testimony on behalf of Nonprofit New York, a membership-based organization representing 1,000 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area.

Nonprofit New York Policy Roundup for April 18, 2022

Wondering how recent government actions and regulations might affect your nonprofit? Check out our policy roundup: collection of nonprofit-relevant policy updates all summarized into one newsletter.

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Federal Updates

Advancing Equity and Racial Justice Through the Federal Government

The Biden administration released plans last week by all federal agencies to eliminate systemic racism in their operations.

Nonprofit New York Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Contracts on February 17, 2022

Good afternoon Chair Won and members of the City Council Committee on Contracts. Thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of Nonprofit New York. Nonprofit New York is a membership based organization of approximately 1,000 nonprofit organizations in the New York City area.

Legislative Tracking Template

New bills that are introduced into the New York Senate, Assembly, and City Council undoubtedly have the potential to affect nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits need to know about new bills that could affect their work and track the progress of these bills through the legislature.

Legislative Memo Template

Legislative memos are an important way for nonprofits to provide analysis and recommendations to policymakers and other stakeholders. In addition, these memos are an effective way to condense complicated legislation into a summary for those learning about it for the first time.

Hearing Testimony Template and Sample

New legislation always has the potential to affect the nonprofit sector and its subsectors. Nonprofits are experts in their fields and testifying at hearings is an important method of offering that expertise to affect pending legislation. This template was designed to provide guidance on the basics around creating effective testimony.