Advocating forthe NonprofitSectorPresented by:Mary Beth HarringtonPassionate Nonprofit Expert501c³ – Taking Nonprofit toth...
Tweet This!Tweet comments about today’s workshop to#mbharrington501Chat with our presenter anytime @mbharrington5016.18....
BEYONDTHE CAUSE:The Art andScienceof Advocacyhttp://www.independentsector.org/beyond_the_cause
 Strengths of community of organizations: Favorable public opinion; A network of hundreds of organizations alreadyengag...
 Public policy successes prove that it is possiblefor this network to pool assets and achieveimportant outcomes. Collabo...
Collaborative Model means… Developing shared, long-term goals; Increasing the number and depth of relationshipswith a b...
Advocates call for strong leadership toorganize the sector around a commonagenda to create a more favorableregulatory and...
Challenges include: Limited resources available to develop a shared,long-term vision and to sustain the level ofongoing ...
Congress poised to take a closer look at thecharitable sector through tax reform in 2013and beyond, it is propitious for t...
Understandingthe NonprofitSector
 Pilgrims and Philanthropy 1950’s to mid 1980’s nonprofits benefitted from US excess 1980’s shift in donations, corpo...
126.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
WARNING!Reality checkapproaching!
6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power14
• A nonprofit is a corporation• A nonprofit makes money• A nonprofit has employees• There are just a few nonprofits in Tex...
What is aNonprofit? “Nonprofit” is an IRS Designation•Chapter 22 of Texas Business OrganizationCode (aka Texas Nonprofit C...
Is It A Nonprofit?UniversityHospitalUnited WayWorkforce AgencyHospiceHomeless ShelterAnimal ShelterSchoolNonprofi...
Texas has the third largest number ofreporting charitable nonprofits, exceededonly by California and New York.All Nonpro...
True or False – Nonprofits employ people butthey really do not make much money,receive benefits, and usually work part-tim...
 U.S. charities employed over 9.4 million paidemployees in 2004, or 7.2 percent of theAmerican employment force, and spen...
 Texas nonprofit sector is a major economicforce employing more than six times as manyworkers as the state’s oil and gas ...
Overall weekly wages of nonprofit employeesare lower than for-profit workers. But, inindustries in which nonprofits and f...
True or False – Nonprofits do not make money.True or False – Nonprofits do not pay anytaxes.Nonprofit Quiz 23 6.18.13KTB20...
 Texas charitable nonprofits generate over $50billion in total revenue and hold total assets of$96 billion. Nonprofit se...
True or False: Nonprofits cannot lobby oreducate others on their needs.Nonprofit Quiz 25 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ ...
Spreading theWord
Advocacy and SixDegrees• Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -Assumes any individualinvolved in the Hollywood,California film indus...
Local“Friendraising”Advocacy Introduce “friends” to your organization Follow meeting with phone call or note to“Friend”....
Plenty of Pie toGo Around!
 Incorporate stats into corporate solicitations Show by contributing to your nonprofit, youcontribute to the communities...
 Nonprofits not included in health reform Included in HIRE act… result of fight to includeNPs in small employer health c...
 Minnesota - Nonprofit Sector and CommunitySolutions Act (HR 5533), a bill that will transformthe way that the federal go...
Get Prepared!Change your perspective to advocate fornonprofit sector as a wholeStay Informed!Collaborate!Get Engaged!...
Resources for AdvocacyInformation The Powerful, Free, and Easy 501(h) Election:Benefits Galore!http://www.councilofnonpro...
NonprofitFavorites GrantStation – www.grantstation.com Chronicle of Philanthropy - www.philanthropy.com Nonprofit Quart...
Free NonprofitAdvice &Counsel!Mary Beth Harringtonmbharrington64@hotmail.com972-839-9960www.mbharrington501c³com
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  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking Nonprofits to the Third Power
  • Incarnate word advocating for the nonprofit sector june 2013

    1. 1. Advocating forthe NonprofitSectorPresented by:Mary Beth HarringtonPassionate Nonprofit Expert501c³ – Taking Nonprofit tothe Third PowerJune 17, 2013
    2. 2. Tweet This!Tweet comments about today’s workshop to#mbharrington501Chat with our presenter anytime @mbharrington5016.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking2
    3. 3. BEYONDTHE CAUSE:The Art andScienceof Advocacyhttp://www.independentsector.org/beyond_the_cause
    4. 4.  Strengths of community of organizations: Favorable public opinion; A network of hundreds of organizations alreadyengaged in this work, many of whom know andcommunicate with each other regularly; Some relationships with key public officialsresponsible for oversight and governance of thesector; Growing field of credible research directlyrelated to key policy issues.Advocacy & PolicyIssues46.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    5. 5.  Public policy successes prove that it is possiblefor this network to pool assets and achieveimportant outcomes. Collaborative model not common practice;most believe more can be done to increaseeffectiveness of sector-wide advocacy aroundimportant national public policy issues affectingthe charitable sectorAdvocacy & PolicyIssues56.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    6. 6. Collaborative Model means… Developing shared, long-term goals; Increasing the number and depth of relationshipswith a broader range of key public officials; Improving coordination among organizations; Increasing the visibility and clout of the sector;particularly with government officials will increasethe sector’s influence.Advocacy & PolicyIssues66.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    7. 7. Advocates call for strong leadership toorganize the sector around a commonagenda to create a more favorableregulatory and legislative environment tofacilitate the work of the charitable sector.Summary: We are stronger when weadvocate as the nonprofit sector ratherthan as individual organizations.Advocacy & PolicyIssues76.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    8. 8. Challenges include: Limited resources available to develop a shared,long-term vision and to sustain the level ofongoing building activities found among themost effective advocates. Requires shift in the status quo–a reimaginedstructure for convening and harnessing the assetsof sector organizations with stronger incentivesfor collaboration and an operational model tosustain level of activity required to achieveconsistent success over time.Advocacy & PolicyIssues86.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    9. 9. Congress poised to take a closer look at thecharitable sector through tax reform in 2013and beyond, it is propitious for the nonprofitand philanthropic sector to align its efforts bycreating a joint strategy that will enableorganizations to better serve the growingneeds of American communities.Advocacy & PolicyIssues96.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    10. 10. Understandingthe NonprofitSector
    11. 11.  Pilgrims and Philanthropy 1950’s to mid 1980’s nonprofits benefitted from US excess 1980’s shift in donations, corporate spending,government programs ironically, communities became moredependent on nonprofits 2000’s while need for nonprofits increase, perceivablevalue of nonprofits decrease nonprofits increasing asked to do more with lessBrief History ofNonprofit Sector116.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    12. 12. 126.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    13. 13. WARNING!Reality checkapproaching!
    14. 14. 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power14
    15. 15. • A nonprofit is a corporation• A nonprofit makes money• A nonprofit has employees• There are just a few nonprofits in Texas• The purpose of a nonprofit is to “do good”• “Stakeholder” is another term for vampireslayer• Nonprofits do not impact the economyWhat is a Nonprofit?156.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    16. 16. What is aNonprofit? “Nonprofit” is an IRS Designation•Chapter 22 of Texas Business OrganizationCode (aka Texas Nonprofit Corporation Law(NCL)•Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)• 28 types of non-profit organizationsexempt from some federal income taxes6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking16
    17. 17. Is It A Nonprofit?UniversityHospitalUnited WayWorkforce AgencyHospiceHomeless ShelterAnimal ShelterSchoolNonprofit Quiz 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power17
    18. 18. Texas has the third largest number ofreporting charitable nonprofits, exceededonly by California and New York.All Nonprofit Organizations- 70,383 (1998) 100,734 (2008) 43.1% (change)501(c)(3) Public Charities 3- 37,715 (1998) 66,104 (2008) 75.3% (change)501(c)(3) Private Foundations- 4,007 (1998) 7,103 (2008) 77.3% (change)http://www.tano.org/attachments/wysiwyg/1/Number_of_NPOS_in_TX.pdfTexas NonprofitOrganizations6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power18
    19. 19. True or False – Nonprofits employ people butthey really do not make much money,receive benefits, and usually work part-time.Nonprofit Quiz 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power19
    20. 20.  U.S. charities employed over 9.4 million paidemployees in 2004, or 7.2 percent of theAmerican employment force, and spent over$321.6 billion in wages + engaged 4.7 million full-time equivalentvolunteers = total workforce of 14.1 million= 10.5% of total US workforceEmployment &PayrollKTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power6.18.1320
    21. 21.  Texas nonprofit sector is a major economicforce employing more than six times as manyworkers as the state’s oil and gas extractionindustry and more than twice as many workersas the state’s real estate and leasing industry. 384,545 nonprofit employees in Texas earnedover $12.5 billion in wages in 2004, exceedingtotal payroll for Texas’ entire state government.Texas NonprofitEmployment &Payroll21 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    22. 22. Overall weekly wages of nonprofit employeesare lower than for-profit workers. But, inindustries in which nonprofits and for-profitsare both significantly involved, nonprofitaverage weekly wages generally outpacefor-profit wages.Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie Lessans Geller (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, May2007). http://www.tano.org/texas-nonprofit-sector/Texas NonprofitEmployment &Payroll22 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    23. 23. True or False – Nonprofits do not make money.True or False – Nonprofits do not pay anytaxes.Nonprofit Quiz 23 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    24. 24.  Texas charitable nonprofits generate over $50billion in total revenue and hold total assets of$96 billion. Nonprofit sector sizable employer, adding bothpaid jobs and volunteer workers at a muchhigher rate than rest of the economy. Nonprofit organizations not only contribute tothe social and political life of state and nation,but to its economic life as well.Nonprofit Sector =Economic Force24 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    25. 25. True or False: Nonprofits cannot lobby oreducate others on their needs.Nonprofit Quiz 25 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    26. 26. Spreading theWord
    27. 27. Advocacy and SixDegrees• Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -Assumes any individualinvolved in the Hollywood,California film industry canbe linked by film roles toKevin Bacon in six steps.• Posits that any two peopleon Earth are, on average,about six acquaintance linksapart.• In 2007, Bacon started acharitable organizationnamed SixDegrees.org27 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    28. 28. Local“Friendraising”Advocacy Introduce “friends” to your organization Follow meeting with phone call or note to“Friend”. With permission, “Friend” is added toorganization communications. “Friend” is invited for tour of organization to seeprograms in action. Follows tour with phone call or note to “Friend”. “Friend” is invited to call to action event.6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking28
    29. 29. Plenty of Pie toGo Around!
    30. 30.  Incorporate stats into corporate solicitations Show by contributing to your nonprofit, youcontribute to the communities economicgrowth Paradigm shift - For profits expected to make aprofit whereas nonprofits expect to work for .90on the dollar Advocate essential role not only yourorganization but all nonprofits play in thecommunity By advocating for the sector as a whole youincrease corporate, foundation, and individualdonations!Get Your Slice!6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking30
    31. 31.  Nonprofits not included in health reform Included in HIRE act… result of fight to includeNPs in small employer health care credits Prepare now for 2013 TX Legislative session Legislators watching other states states cutting funds delays /withholding in paying government contract fees new fees & taxesMissing Piece31 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    32. 32.  Minnesota - Nonprofit Sector and CommunitySolutions Act (HR 5533), a bill that will transformthe way that the federal government thinksabout and deals with the charitable nonprofitcommunity in the United States. Toronto – REAL return on investmentfor donors! Britain – Nonprofit advocate cabinet levelpositionMore Pie forEveryone32 6.18.13KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    33. 33. Get Prepared!Change your perspective to advocate fornonprofit sector as a wholeStay Informed!Collaborate!Get Engaged!The Survival of the nonprofit sector is in thebalanceSmall BusinessCoke and PepsiStart Rolling!33 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - TakingNonprofits to the Third Power
    34. 34. Resources for AdvocacyInformation The Powerful, Free, and Easy 501(h) Election:Benefits Galore!http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/nonprofit-advocacy/501h-election Lobbying Rules for 501(c)(3)shttp://www.independentsector.org/lobbying_rules Beyond the Cause: The Art and Science ofAdvocacy http://www.independentsector.org/beyond_the_cause Frontera Strategy - Jason Sabo http://fronterastrategy.com/About_Us.html34 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    35. 35. NonprofitFavorites GrantStation – www.grantstation.com Chronicle of Philanthropy - www.philanthropy.com Nonprofit Quarterly - www.nonprofitquarterly.org Blue Avocado – www.blueavocado.org BoardSource - www.boardsource.org Idealware – www.idealware.org TechSoup – www.techsoup.org Nonprofit Risk Management Center – www.nonprofitrisk.org Independent Sector – www.independentsector.org C-Forward – www.cforward.org Texas C-Bar – www.texascbar.org35 6.18.13 KTB2013 Advocacy ©501 c³ - Taking
    36. 36. Free NonprofitAdvice &Counsel!Mary Beth Harringtonmbharrington64@hotmail.com972-839-9960www.mbharrington501c³com

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