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At first, we thought that the OMB Guidance would allow nonprofits to negotiate indirect costs. This was the cause of much rejoicing. We could get overhead covered! And it all would work out!
Now we are seeing that the Guidance will be toothless in terms of requiring states to pay for overhead, unless the OMB acts fast to modify it. We want states to be required to pay for more indirect costs for the services that nonprofits provide.
To take action on this issue, ask the National Council of Nonprofits what you can do to help. Perhaps there are petition letters you can write to the OMB. Or perhaps this issue is already being advocated in your state by your state association. The National Council of Nonprofits can help you find out who is working on this.
Mazarine Treyz is a fundraising speaker and the author of wildwomanfundraising.com, as well as author of “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising,” “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media” and “Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.” Reach her at email@example.com or on Twitter at @wildwomanfund