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Comment on the Nonprofit Policy Agenda

September 29, 2011
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The Vital Need for a Statewide Nonprofit Policy Agenda

We probably don’t have to tell you that charitable nonprofits are vital to the social, health, educational, environmental, economic and cultural fabric of communities throughout New York State.

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Organizations like yours are dedicated to the public good, not private gain. Our work improves lives, strengthens communities, provides aid in times of crisis, creates jobs and builds the economy, and provides cost-effective solutions for government, taxpayers and society as a whole.

Our collective ability to be financially viable and to accomplish our various missions in a cost-effective and efficient manner is very dependent on state policy, laws, and regulations including those concerning procurement and contractual practices.

390.pngDespite this fact, our state has not had a strong, unified or collective voice for charitable organizations; rather, charities have traditionally been divided by mission-driven subsector and constituent differences, funding streams, IRS classification, size, and geographic boundaries and parochialism – particularly "downstate-upstate" and rural-urban divisions.

There is a saying that, "if you are not at the table, you are on the menu." This is certainly the case for the bulk of the charitable nonprofits when it comes to state policy-making in today’s troubled economic and social environment.

NYCON’s goal, as the state association of nonprofits with over 3,000 diverse members throughout New York, is to put forth and aggressively pursue a dynamic, "living and breathing" Statewide Policy Agenda that focuses on the needs and interests of community based nonprofits.

To that end, we know we cannot create this type of agenda without your input and guidance. Please take a moment to review NYCON’s draft proposed Policy Agenda here and feel free to give us your feedback, changes and support via our online form.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you again for all you do and for your continued dedication to the nonprofit sector and your community.

Doug Sauer, CEO, NYCON, Inc.

Doug Sauer

CEO, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

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