Colorado Charitable Solicitations Rule Review

On May 6, we submitted comments on a rule review of the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act conducted by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. Our comments focus on clarifying when it is appropriate for the Secretary to request an amended Form 990, rules for registration for internet solicitations, and information about registration processes. During the rule review process, the

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Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise

We support conversion of the Hospital Provider Fee (HPF) to an enterprise under the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TABOR) amendment. Revenues for the HPF are generated exclusively from fees paid by hospitals to draw down matching federal funds for hospitals. Because the HPF is not funded by state tax dollars, converting it to an enterprise is not only

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Support Proposition BB!

The Association supports BB because it preserves revenues dedicated to vital public services that benefit communities served by nonprofits.

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OMB Guidance on Indirect Costs

On September 9, the National Council of Nonprofits presented a webinar on the uniform guidance and what it means for nonprofits receiving federal funds directly or funds passed through state and local government agencies. Click here to view the recorded webinar on You Tube. Background on the Uniform Guidance (National Council of Nonprofits) On December 19, 2014,  the

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Contacting Colorado’s Members of Congress

Background Every Coloradan has two U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative (also known as a Congressman or Congresswoman).  Both Senators represent the state as a whole and have district offices throughout the state. Colorado is divided into seven Congressional Districts and each district has a Representative. Representatives have several offices within their districts to serve their constituents. Representative and Senators have offices in Washington DC

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2015 Session of the Colorado General Assembly

Each year, Colorado Nonprofit Association tracks bills at the Colorado General Assembly that affect Colorado’s nonprofit community. These bills include, but are not limited to: Issues particular to the nonprofit sector. For example,  tax incentives for charitable giving, updates to the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act, or changes to oversight of charitable fundraising under the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act. General

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Meeting With Your State Legislators

Meeting with state legislators is a highly effective way to help then understand your position on an issue or the services your nonprofit organization provides.  Legislators welcome visits from constituents and the organizations that serve those constituents.  They want you involved!  However, they are busy people, so plan ahead and use your time well. Determining who to meet The first step

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Fact Sheet How To’s

What Are Fact Sheets? Fact Sheets introduce you – and your issue – in a format useful to busy people.  They come in many styles, shapes, and sizes, but every advocacy group needs at least one. Good fact sheets recognize that busy people need something short and punchy to grab their attention (Anything long and complicated

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Lobbying by Letter or Email

Letters are an important, even critical, way to influence legislation.  Letters to the writer’s own Senator and Representative are especially important.  Alternatively, many state legislators have email addresses where you can send your thoughts. Here are some guidelines: Make clear your position, and exactly what you want your legislator to do. Write in your own

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Legislator Appointments

Doing some homework on state legislators’ background can be helpful preparation for forming a professional relationship with them.  Visiting legislators’ websites, searching for articles in the Denver Post, visiting their social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) regional newspapers, or political blogs can give you a sense of their priorities. This is where you come in!

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Health Care Reform

Want to know how the Affordable Care Act affects Colorado nonprofits? Download our primer on healthcare reform for more information.

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Let’s Talk

Demands on public services are rising and revenue isn’t keeping pace. Download this toolkit to find helpful ways you can take an hour to change.

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