Public Policy


U.S. CapitolNCRP recognizes the crucial role played by both self-regulation and government oversight in ensuring an accountable and responsive philanthropic sector. Government oversight entails empowering the IRS and state regulators to enforce current laws, improving current legislation so that our laws are in sync with the changing philanthropic environment, and keeping our lawmakers informed of the needs of marginalized people and communities.

Nonprofit Advocacy

NCRP has encouraged infrastructure development and effective giving for public policy and advocacy, defending the advocacy and lobbying rights of nonprofits and foundations, and educating policy makers and the philanthropic community about key policy issues affecting the charitable sector. more >

Statements and Testimonies

Comments to the IRS on Proposed Rules for Tax-Exempt Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities

Submitted comments to the IRS about efforts to clarify the definition of "policitcal activity" for tax-exempt organization.

Comments on the Proposed Changes to Combined Federal Campaign

Comments submitted to the Office of Personnel Management on the detrimental impact of proposed changes to CFC rules as presented by OPM on April 2013.

Creating a Philanthropic Sector that is More Responsive to the Needs of Diverse Communities

Comments to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on whether the charitable organizations are serving the needs of diverse communities.

Recommendations on the Revised IRS 990 Form

Submitted to the IRS comments regarding the revisions to the IRS 990 Form.

Improving Philanthropic Accountability: Recommendations on the Pension Protection Act of 2006

Submitted to the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee comments regarding the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

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Some Related Publications

In or Out? The People Have Spoken

A look at how a number of congressional candidates who had been linked to scandals involving nonprofits or foundations fared during the November 2006 mid-term elections.

Standards for Foundation and Corporate Grantmaking

18 ways to improve philanthropic accountability.

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