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Public Policy

Michigan Nonprofit Association's public policy efforts aim to:
  1. Educate policymakers and the media on issues affecting Michigan nonprofits;
  2. Advocate on behalf of the Michigan nonprofit sector on public policy issues that impact all nonprofits;
  3. Provide the tools and resources to be effective advocates and lobbyists.

Policy Priorities

In terms of legislation, MNA protects the interest of Michigan nonprofits by:

  1. Support tax incentives for charitable giving to Michigan nonprofit organizations;
  2. Oppose legislation that limits the ability of nonprofit organizations to communicate and interact with elected or appointed officials;
  3. Support legislation that continues funding of national service programs;
  4. Support legislation that exempts sales and use tax from the contribution portion of fundraising sales by charitable organizations;
  5. Support legislation that enhances volunteerism and the ability of Michigan citizens to contribute their time and talents to community service;
  6. Support legislation that works to eliminate fraudulent nonprofit fundraising;
  7. Carefully monitor and actively participate in the growing debate over changes in the federal income tax system, preserve and encourage federal tax policies that support charitable contributions and enhance voluntary activity in the nonprofit sector;
  8. Seek to influence and monitor legislative action and regulatory activities of state and federal agencies that have an oversight function on the nonprofit sector;
  9. Monitor legislation that regulates nonprofit transactions;
  10. Monitor and oppose legislation that jeopardizes the property tax exempt status of nonprofits.

Please visit our Action Center, Policy News, and Resources pages for more public policy and advocacy information and tools.

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