We urge members of Congress to carefully consider the priorities contained within the budget. Budget cuts hurt us all, threatening values and disrupting communities. Congress should pass a budget that makes strong investments in our communities and strengthens partnerships between nonprofits and government.
Are your dinner guests using a lot of wonky words? Here’s a breakdown of words you’re likely to hear as the budget process moves forward this summer and what they mean.
Policymakers need public input to develop ideas into good policy, and nonprofits are often valued experts in our areas of specialty. Lobbying is one way that we can remain directly at the table for conversations that impact our mission—nonprofits can and should lobby, but there are rules and regulations that govern lobbying activities for nonprofits.