Policy Tracker

Check out this page for articles and updates about local, national, and international issues that affect nonprofits. 

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement Launches Nonprofit Public Sector Partnership Network

Working with leaders in each local jurisdiction, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement recently launched the Nonprofit Public Sector Partnership Network (the Network) to maintain and advance the advocacy momentum of the past decade.

Read more about the Center's advocacy initiatives in our region. 

Changes on the Horizon for Overtime Laws

The Department of Labor just issued news about sweeping changes being made to the country's overtime laws. How will this affect nonprofit employers and employees? 

Learn more about the new laws and what to expect moving forward.

UPDATED: DC Mayor Proposes $15 Minimum Wage

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser this week stated that she will introduce legislation to the City Council to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

Learn more about the proposed wage hike and where current presidential candidates stand on the issue.

4 Steps to Make Parental Leave Work For You in 2016

With varying company policies and little guidance from the federal government on how much to offer, it’s no surprise that non-profit organizations are having a tough time deciding what the right parental leave policy is for the organization and its employees.

Gain 4 tips to implementing paid parental leave at your organization.

DC Could Become National Leader in Paid Parental Leave

This past Tuesday, October 6, a bill was introduced at the DC City Council Meeting that could make DC the nation's leader in paid parental and family leave. What could become the most progressive law of this type in the United States, this bill would give paid leave to DC residents for up to 16 weeks.

Learn more about the proposed law here.

National Voter Registration Day 2015

Today, September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day. The nonprofit community has banded together to make sure that we elect people to further our interests and our missions. Making sure all of our partners and consituents are registered to vote is the first step in ensuring that this happens.

Click here to learn more!

American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital on App Advocacy

App technology allows organizations to make access to advocacy resources as simple as a download. Read how the American Civil Liberties Union is using their app to amplify the voice of the community through the power of video.  

Read more here!

Advocacy 101: A Lobbying Primer

On August 27, 2015, the Center hosted a course offering guidance on lobbying as a nonprofit organization. Topics discussed included how and what to report to make sure you can retain your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt states and what exactly constitutes lobbying.

Check out what else was discussed!

Montgomery County Council Passes New Paid Sick Leave Law

Last month, the Montgomery County Council passed one of the strongest paid sick leave bills in the country. All those who are eligible will start earning time off in October 2016. 

Learn more here!

National Low Income Housing Coalition on Advocacy

Through the work of our members, social issues are advocated on a local, national, and international level. One pressing issue in the city is access to affordable housing. As leading advocates for this cause, we asked the National Low Income Housing Coalition for their thoughts and insights. 

Check out what they had to say.

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