Never talk about politics or religion. Have you ever heard that maxim? Does your nonprofit receive any grants or funding from the government? From education to social service, through government grants or tuition subsidies the government is certainly the nation’s largest donor for numerous organizations. As government budgets grow tighter one of the first cuts always seems to be the nonprofit world, particularly social service organizations.
We spend a lot of our time asking individuals and businesses to contribute to our organization. Maybe we need to spend more time educating people about the repercussions of declining government support. Often we stand on the sidelines watching government support dwindle. Why don’t we talk more about taxes? Even if it is just education about how taxes impact our organizations.
I’m interested to hear about how your nonprofits respond to these questions. Do your supporters know the impact of taxes on your nonprofit? Would you be interested in hearing more about what, as a nonprofit, we can and cannot do when it comes to advocacy?