Government & Regulation

Trump Expansion of Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ Will Restrict $8.8B in US Aid
May 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

President Trump’s executive order to block U.S. aid to groups abroad that counsel or provide referrals about abortion went into effect Monday and will restrict nearly $9 billion in foreign health assistance. The rule, which has reproductive-rights advocates reeling, is significantly broader than similar bans in place intermittently since 1984. Those past actions were limited…

GOP Nonprofit Launches $2M Campaign Thanking Obamacare Repeal Backers
May 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm

American Action Network, a nonprofit with ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan, will spend $2 million over the next 11 days in 21 districts running TV ads to thank House Republicans who voted for the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill Thursday. The ads will thank only members who voted for the legislation. Vulnerable members who voted…

Trump Official Freezes Michelle Obama’s Plan to Fight Childhood Obesity
May 5, 2017 at 9:38 am

After only six days on the job, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue moved to stall one of former first lady Michelle Obama’s signature accomplishments: Stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches, which feed more than 31 million children. Speaking at Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Patricia Montague of…

First 100 Days of Trump Administration Changed a Pattern in Charitable Donations
April 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

In the past 12 months, more than 10 million people have visited Charity Navigator's website to check out our charity ratings. Many of those site visitors go on to make their donations directly on our site by clicking the “Donate To This Charity” button. We took a look at the donations made from Jan. 20…

Nonprofit Working to Block Drug Imports
April 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America or PhRMA, the powerful lobbying group that includes Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Bayer. The nonprofit called the Partnership for Safe Medicines has recently emerged as a leading voice against Senate bills…

Parks 'to Be Run By Charities' Under Plans Backed By the National Trust
April 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

Parks will be removed from the control of councils and run by charities under plans backed by the National Trust to stop them closing and falling into disrepair. Earlier this year MPs warned that parks risked returning to the neglect of the Eighties and Nineties because of budget cuts, with many facing the threat of…

The Government Should Hear More From the Nonprofit Sector
April 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

Everyone’s heard plenty about the federal government lately, but maybe the government should hear more from the nonprofit sector? At least, that’s what a new study from Independent Sector, “United for Charity: How Americans Trust and Value the Charitable Sector,” suggests...

Resilience and Response in Times of Change
April 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

It’s no secret that the social sector has been part of the front line conversation and action under the new administration. Nonprofit women leaders came together to lead the Women’s March in January; Make the Road, New York Immigration Coalition and The Arab American Association of New York organized protests against executive orders targeting immigrants at New York City airports...

Environmental Groups Are Challenging the Administration About Keystone XL
April 3, 2017 at 10:06 pm

On Mar. 24, the Trump Administration issued a presidential permit to TransCanada to operate and construct Keystone XL, a 1,179-mile pipeline carrying up to 830,000 gallons of oil each day from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Neb., which reverses the Obama administration’s block on this project...

Budget Blueprint: Will It ‘Make America Great Again’?
March 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

President Donald J. Trump released his preliminary budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The $1.1 trillion budget blueprint has many nonprofit organizations in a slight panic, wondering what they’re going to do...