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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OMB Guidance on Indirect Costs

On December 19, 2014,  the White House Office of Management and Budget published the interim final guidance on the Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance.  Click here to view the final guidance. The National Council of Nonprofits issued a press release on Dec. 19 responding to the release of the guidance: “The National Council

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Meeting With Your State Legislators

Personal visits are a highly effective way to help legislators understand your position or program.  Legislators welcome visits from constituents.  They want you involved!  However, these are busy people, so time is critical; plan ahead and use the time well. You have two state legislators:  one state senator and one state representative.  If you don’t know

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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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