Public Policy & Advocacy
One of Michigan Nonprofit Association's primary
goals is to help policymakers better utilize the vast resources of
Michigan’s nonprofit community.
MNA Advocacy Priorities
Michigan Nonprofit Association's public policy efforts are
affiliated with the Council of Michigan Foundations and are guided by
the MNA Public Policy Council and the MNA Board of Directors.
- Educates policymakers and the media on issues impacting
- Advocates on behalf of the Michigan nonprofit sector on
public policy issues that impact all nonprofits;
- Engages nonprofits in advocacy by providing organizations
with the tools and resources necessary to be effective advocates and
- Promotes research on the sector by locating, summarizing, and encouraging
research relevant to nonprofits.
MNA Policy Priorities
In terms of legislation, MNA protects the interest of
Michigan nonprofits by:
- Supporting tax incentives for charitable giving to
Michigan nonprofit organizations;
- Opposing legislation that limits the ability of
nonprofit organizations to communicate and interact with elected or
- Supporting legislation that continues funding of
national service programs;
- Supporting legislation that exempts sales and use tax from
the contribution portion of fundraising sales by charitable
- Supporting legislation that enhances volunteerism and the
ability of Michigan citizens to contribute their time and talents to
- Supporting legislation that works to eliminate fraudulent
- Carefully monitoring and actively participating in the growing
debate over changes in the federal income tax system, preserving and
encouraging federal tax policies that support charitable contributions
and enhance voluntary activity in the nonprofit sector;
- Seeking to influence and monitor legislative action and
regulatory activities of state and federal agencies that have an overseeing function on the nonprofit sector;
- Monitoring legislation that regulates nonprofit transactions;
- Monitoring and opposing legislation and initiatives on a
local, state and federal level that jeopardize the property tax exempt
status of nonprofits.
Please visit our Action Center, Policy News, and issue pages for more public policy and advocacy information, including useful resources.
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