Policy & Advocacy

Independent Sector advocates for public policies that protect and strengthen the ability of individuals to support nonprofits and foundations and the ability of these organizations to fulfill their missions. We serve as the unified voice and source of information on the most pressing legislative, regulatory, and economic issues facing the charitable sector.

Learn more about the issues and find resources below to help your organization effectively advocate. Join IS to take full advantage of these services.


Federal overtime rules for nonprofits can be confusing, but they are of critical importance to organizations’ budgets, operations, and staff members. We’re pleased to offer recordings from a two-part digital learning series about how to comply with federal overtime rules and how recent changes to the minimum threshold will affect the charitable sector. [Watch Now.]

Latest Policy News
Get the latest news on the most pressing policy issues facing the charitable sector. Learn more.

Become a Better Advocate: Materials and tips for advocating
Get resources and tips on how you can become effective advocates for your organization and the sector. Learn more.

Nonprofit Policy Issues
Find out more about the IS policy agenda including information on the following issues: incentives to give, protecting tax exemption, nonprofit operations, and IRS regulations. Learn more.

Policy Meetings & Digital Learning Events
Get information about our annual in-person meeting known as the Public Policy Action Institute (PPAI), digital learning events, and the Monthly Policy Update (for IS members only). Learn more.

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