Public Policy Is Your Friend

Nonprofits need to engage at the local, state, and federal level to ensure that those laws are fair, support nonprofits, and reduce harm to the communities they serve.  Collectively, the million+ nonprofits in the United States have a lot of power, but we have to use it or we could lose it! Despite the importance of public policy to the welfare of our nonprofits and our communities, many nonprofit leaders shy away from engaging in public policy.  There is vast misunderstanding about what 501(c)3 nonprofits can and cannot do, and this episode sheds light on what nonprofits can do related to public policy and advocacy, why it matters, and what’s at stake.  Join Jessica Mendieta and David L. Thompson from National Council of Nonprofits as they set the record straight on this important topic!