State of the Union Includes Nonprofit Issues

The President’s State of the Union address last night touched on a few issues that are important to the association community, and previewed some of the issues the association community will face in the 112th Congress. During his discussion of health care reform, the president expressed support for the bipartisan effort to repeal the small… Read more »

ASAE Submits Comments on FTC Green Guide Rules

With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considering revisions to regulations that govern, for example, how appliances can label themselves as energy efficient, ASAE submitted comments yesterday asking the agency to reconsider its proposed rule regarding certifications of environmental standards sponsored by associations. The FTC’s proposed rule is an update of the FTC “green guides” for… Read more »

DC Considering PILOTS for City Nonprofits

Two separate reports recently have again placed nonprofits in the position as revenue raisers for local government. DC Council member Mary Cheh last week sent a letter to the entire council advocating for a PILOT (payments in lieu of taxes) from city universities.  Her letter states that by charging every city university a $100 fee… Read more »

American Water Works Assn Explains Value of Membership

“Associations come into being because they allow individuals and organizations to accomplish together what they cannot accomplish alone.  We not only accomplish more together, we accomplish it more efficiently.” “It should not surprise any of us that utilities are closely scrutinizing every cost they incur these days nor that a number of utility programs and… Read more »