New York Council of Nonprofits Expands Capacity for Nonprofit Advocacy to Meet Heightened Challenges
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April 24, 2012 -- Washington, DC – The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), the New York member of the National Council of Nonprofits (National Council), announced today that the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), a recognized leader in nonprofit advocacy training, joined forces with the National Council. Having access to CLPI’s proven nonprofit advocacy and lobbying resources further strengthens NYCON as the leading resource for organizations engaged in public policy matters that impact nonprofits and the communities they serve in New York State.
“Over the years CLPI and the National Council of Nonprofits have enjoyed a special relationship, based in part on the firmly shared view that nonprofit advocacy training can be both nonpartisan and non-ideological,” said Tim Delaney, President & CEO of the National Council. “Policymakers need to be informed by the voices of those whose lives will be affected. With the nonprofit sector employing almost 10 percent of our nation’s workforce and nonprofits on the front lines of the most challenging issues facing every community in America, policymakers need to hear from nonprofits,” added Delaney.
“Advocacy needs to be a core part of every nonprofit’s work,” said Doug Sauer, NYCON’s CEO. “We are excited to bring these quality resources to New York to help build our members capacity to advocate.”
NYCON and the National Council’s network have been leaders in nonprofit advocacy. Past successes include protecting the charitable giving incentive that helps local nonprofits meet community needs, working with state governments to improve the government-nonprofit contracting system, demonstrating the value of nonprofit tax exemptions, and battling unfair new fees and overly-burdensome regulations.
Adding CLPI’s resources to the ongoing work of the National Council’s network in the field will strengthen the ability of the nonprofit community to exercise its voice and promote the interests of the people we serve.
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About the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) NYCON is a statewide, membership-based charitable nonprofit organization specializing in bringing nonprofits, including over 3,200 members across New York State, the services and training they need to achieve their mission and goals. NYCON’s diverse and affordable menu of programs and services includes training for nonprofit boards of directors, administration, and staff; the provision of insurance; legal services; information on public policy and ethics; financial management assistance; community needs assessments and planning; strategic restructuring; and discounts on office supplies. NYCON has offices in Albany, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, New York City and Oneonta.