Public Policy

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.

Civic Infrastructure Toolkit & Advocacy Resources

A healthy nation requires a healthy civil society and policies that allow nonprofits to serve their communities’ needs. Independent Sector and the Nonprofit Infrastructure Investment Advocacy Group (NIIAG) are urging legislators to recognize the essential role community and civic infrastructure plays in meeting the challenges of the public health and economic crisis unleashed by COVID-19. Use our advocacy toolkit resources to expand your organization’s mobilization efforts to help secure emergency funding that nonprofits need to fulfill our missions.

Civil Society Infrastructure

In 2020, Independent Sector and KABOOM! formed a coalition known as the Nonprofit Infrastructure Investment Advocacy Group to identify, and advocate for, the essential federal investments needed to rebuild the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and racial injustice reckoning of 2020.

The Issues

Independent Sector advocates for policies that encourage Americans to contribute to the charitable causes of their choice by providing tax deductions for their gifts and tax incentives for volunteer service, removing tax obstacles to charitable gifts, and maximizing gifts from private foundations.

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Become a Better Advocate

All nonprofits have a vital role to play in strengthening democracy, advancing freedom of expression, and adding richness and diversity to community life.

Throughout our history, Americans have turned to nonprofit organizations to provide a strong, collective voice to inform and influence public policy.

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