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Policy News, Updates & Alerts

Listed below is an archive of our Public Policy Update e-newsletter and notice of action alerts for nonprofits to contact legislators and others to weigh in on policy issues important to the nonprofit sector. If you would like to receive an email notice of these and other MNA communications, please subscribe here .

Policy News, Updates & Alerts Archive


February 24, 2017 MNA Johnson Amendment Statement

 February 24, 2017 MNA Johnson Amendment Statement The Montana Nonprofit Association takes a stand for nonprofit integrity, and opposes attempts to politicize charitable nonprofits and foundations. The Montana Nonprofit Association believes nonpartisanship is essential to the integrity of charitable nonprofits.

February 23, 2017 Public Policy Update

February 23, 2017 Public Policy Update Join nonprofit leaders to defend nonpartisanship in the nonprofit sector.                TAKE ACTION   Urge Montana's Congressional Delegation to protect nonprofit nonpartisanship by voting no on the repeal of the Johnson Amendment .   

May 18 2016 Public Policy Update: Much Awaited Department of Labor Overtime Regulations are Released
The U.S. Labor Department announced overtime final regulations today that, when they go into effect on December 1, 2016, will mean most employees earning less than $47,500 per year will be entitled to overtime compensation, regardless of whether they are currently classified as executive, administrative, or professional (white-collar) workers.

May 4, 2016 Public Policy Update: Proposed Department of Labor Regulations are Becoming a Reality
For some time we have been following the progress of the United States Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule changes related to overtime.

January 6, 2016 Public Policy Update: Woot Woot! Here's your Win!
This morning, the Treasury Department and IRS announced that they are withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation that many of you opposed through public comment. Congratulations. Almost 38,000 comments were received, virtually all of them in opposition. Clearly the nonprofit voice made a difference.

December 18, 2015 Public Policy Update: A Major Win for Nonprofits, Philanthropists, and the Communities We Serve
Congress has finally made permanent three tax incentives for charitable giving!

December 17, 2015 Public Policy Alert
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 or PATH Act (HR 2029) permanently extends three charitable giving incentives: the IRS rollover, the enhanced deduction for donations of food inventories, and the enhanced deduction for conservation easements.

December 7, 2015 Public Policy Alert
Gift Substantiation, Property Tax Exemption Reapplication, and Charitable Giving Incentives.

Advocating for the Nonprofit Brand
During my conversations with Congressional staff, I was reminded that the nonprofit brand is vulnerable to being painted with one wide brush. In this case, the brush is CEO compensation.

July 13, 2015 Public Policy Alert: Proposed Changes to Overtime Regulations
The recently proposed changes in Department of Labor’s overtime regulations – if passed – could impact all employers, including nonprofits.

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