Serving and strengthening Colorado’s nonprofit community lies in the heart of our advocacy and public policy efforts.

Our advocacy team leads the adoption and implementation of public policies that strengthen nonprofits and communities throughout Colorado. To follow our efforts and become more informed about the public policies and legislation that affects our industry, click the button below to sign up for our advocacy and policy email updates.

Our Guiding Principles

A Thriving Nonprofit Community

Helping nonprofits and their employees have the capacity and resources to thrive in carrying out their missions


A Strong Nonprofit Workforce and Organizations

Championing equitable workplace practices, valuing and developing talented employees and providing competitive pay and benefits.


Government Policies That
Fully Support Critical Public Services

Supporting and advocating for public tax and budgetary policies that provide resources for and help nonprofits carry out their missions.

2023 Public Policy Agenda

2022 Legislative recap report
Advocacy tools

Explore The Association’s advocacy resources which help educate nonprofits on participation and engagement in state and national public policy efforts.

The Colorado Nonprofit Association works on public policies that advance several core principles:

  • Effective tax incentives to increase charitable giving and volunteerism
  • Helping nonprofits obtain state and local tax exemptions
  • Encouraging effective and accountable cross-sector partnerships
  • Regulation of the nonprofit sector that appropriately balances protecting public interests with avoiding burdensome, undue penalties and reporting requirements
  • Helping nonprofits meet community needs through fiscal and budgetary considerations
  • Helping nonprofits comply with employment laws, pay competitive wages and offer competitive benefits
  • Assisting with  nonprofits’ integral role in job creation and economic development in Colorado
  • Working with nonprofits to engage in nonpartisan advocacy and civic engagement activities

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