Sign onto the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship

NAO proudly joins the National Council of Nonprofits, Independent Sector, and nonprofits and foundations from across the country, in signing onto a special Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship. This letter will be delivered to our U.S. Senators and Representatives to show them that charitable nonprofits, foundations, and our many supporters are united in opposition to efforts to politicize our community. Read more

NAO Opposes the Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment is a federal tax law provision proposed by then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson and passed in 1954. It makes tax-exempt entities like churches and charitable organizations under the 501(c)3 status unable to directly or indirectly participate in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate. Specifically, ministers are restricted from endorsing or opposing candidates from the pulpit and charities are unable to fundraise for and endorse or oppose candidates for political office. If they do, they risk losing their tax-exempt status. Read more

Property Tax on Nonprofits & Charitable Deduction

The Oregon State Department of Revenue, League of Oregon Cities and individual county tax assessors have launched several initiatives over the past two years to change the legislative intent of specific statutes relating to nonprofit property taxes. Read more

Whenever budgets get tight, policymakers often look for opportunities to trim expenses and close loop holes before looking at new revenue opportunities. Countless studies and articles agree that capping or curtailing the charitable deduction has adverse effects on giving and hurts communities. Read more