The NIC's Three Core Focus Areas

  • Representation and Voice – Advance public policies that ensure that the nonprofit sector has growing and permanent representation and voice across the federal government

  • Healthy and Equitable Organizations – Build capacity (financial, workforce/volunteer, advocacy) of nonprofits to advance their missions and model equitable practices

  • A Conducive Enabling Environment – Enable a healthy environment in which nonprofits operate to support their missions and their work.

Interested in Joining the NIC?

Any nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing in support of policies that build a healthier, more equitable nonprofit sector is welcome to explore and join the NIC. There are no fees or Independent Sector membership requirements needed to join. The coalition meets virtually once a month and keeps it a “light lift” for  members.

If you’re interested in learning more, please complete this interest form, then Jeff Moore and Ronda Jackson will schedule an informational call.

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We hope you’ll consider joining the Nonprofit Infrastructure Coalition.

Representation and Voice

This lack of representation and voice has consequences — especially when federal policies are created that impact nonprofits and the communities we serve. When the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no one “at the table” to caution that administering PPP through the Small Business Administration with an application form well-suited for business, but not nonprofits, could problematic. Despite the overall success of PPP, many nonprofits were left out of line.

Our priority policy requests in representation and voice are:

  • Call upon both the Biden Administration and the Congress to create an Office on the Nonprofit Sector within the Executive Branch

  • Ensure that nonprofits – and the communities we serve – are healthy, equitable, and have a “seat at the table” in the policy process.

  • Refine rules for nonprofits to engage in advocacy, lobbying, and nonpartisan civic activities

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