Policy & Advocacy

Independent Sector advocates for public policies that protect and strengthen the ability of individuals to support nonprofits and foundations and the ability of these organizations to fulfill their missions. We serve as the unified voice and source of information on the most pressing legislative, regulatory, and economic issues facing the charitable sector.

Learn more about the issues and find resources below to help your organization effectively advocate. Join IS to take full advantage of these services.

Upcoming Policy Events
How 501(c)(3)s Can Engage with Candidates and Voters
Tuesday, April 19, 2:00 - 3:15 pm EDT
Candidate and voter engagement are powerful tools for charitable organizations to advance their missions. And, contrary to popular belief, they are also allowable – if done properly.

Join Independent Sector and a panel of experts online for a careful and interactive exploration of the dos, don’ts, and best practices of participating in election-related activities. You’ll also learn about innovative ways to use this year’s elections to build your networks, extend your reach, and achieve your policy goals. Register here

Latest Policy News
Get the latest news on the most pressing policy issues facing the charitable sector. Learn more.

Become a Better Advocate: Materials and tips for advocating
Get resources and tips on how you can become effective advocates for your organization and the sector. Learn more.

Nonprofit Policy Issues
Find out more about the IS policy agenda including information on the following issues: incentives to give, protecting tax exemption, nonprofit operations, and IRS regulations. Learn more.

Policy Meetings & Digital Learning Events
Get information about our annual in-person meeting known as the Public Policy Action Institute (PPAI), digital learning events, and the Monthly Legislative Update (for IS members only). Learn more.

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