The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) joins with other leaders of our charitable nonprofit sector in opposing efforts through legislation or Executive Order to eliminate or weaken the Johnson Amendment that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities. 501(c)(3) organizations should remain above the political fray, advocating and informing but not engaging in political activity.
Michigan Nonprofit Association Blog
President Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment which prohibits nonprofits, including churches and religious institutions, from engaging in partisan politics.
Governor Rick Snyder delivered his 7th State of the State address this week, highlighting accomplishments, areas that still need work, and priorities for the coming year.
After a long and contentious campaign season, Tuesday's election results revealed that Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. There were many who rejoiced and others who felt deeply wounded. No matter where you stand, we see that throughout the country, emotions are running high.
The Michigan Nonprofit Association understands the power of voter engagement. It is a fundamental right and responsibility of all citizens. As nonprofits, we have a role in encouraging all eligible citizens to make sure they are registered to vote before the October 11, 2016 deadline, in order to be able to vote in the November general election.
By: John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Community Service Commission and Michigan Nonprofit Association today announced the distribution of $7,000 in mini-grant funds to support 2016 Global Youth Service Day projects across the state.
There appears to be some misunderstanding in the Michigan nonprofit community about electronic voting by members, shareholders and directors of Michigan nonprofit corporations. Some nonprofit corporations have been following the practice of sending out a resolution to the members, shareholders or directors and have them vote by checking a box and returning it electronically. That is not a valid member, shareholder or director vote under Michigan law.
Michigan nonprofits prove their value time and time again but it goes without saying that any organization whether it is a Fortune 500 corporation, foundation or nonprofit, is only as solid as the talent it is able to attract and retain. The environment for Michigan nonprofits requires that they create appropriate compensation packages if they want to stay competitive in the pool of employers who are looking for quality talent.
Michigan nonprofits are on the front line of service and of need, so it is our obligation to identify issues that affect the people we serve and advocate for changes we would like to see on their behalf.