The nonprofit sector in New York, and across the country, has provided critical work against insurmountable circumstances over the past 18 months. We have seen major policy wins at the federal level like the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act that provided immediate relief through PPP, ERTC, and funding for state and local governments that restored state nonprofit contract withholdings.
2022 presents several policy opportunities for the sector. Our nation and sector are ready to confront racial equity in our communities and organizations.
Nonprofits can and should advocate for how ARPA’s state and local fiscal relief funding is being allocated. Nonprofits can and should be part of economic and public health recovery efforts at all levels of government. And nonprofits should recognize the importance of advocacy, because if it were not for robust, coordinated advocacy at all levels of government, nonprofits would not be included in the historic relief efforts from the past year.
In order to understand how we should prioritize our advocacy efforts, we need to know how the sector is doing after the historic policy wins from the past year. This statewide survey will help our respective organizations understand the current needs of nonprofits across New York and the legislative priorities of the sector for the coming years.
- Understand the current needs, gaps, and legislative priorities of the nonprofit sector
- Collect nonprofit sector data to inform data-driven policy priorities
- Identify trends and unique issues in various geographic areas of New York, nonprofit subsectors, and sizes
- Develop policy, advocacy, and programming informed by a current assessment of nonprofits