Public Policy

Independent Sector's Public Affairs program advocates on behalf of the nonprofit community and works with IS members to educate public leaders about nonprofits improve lives and strengthen society.

Issues at a Glance

Bill Tracker of legislation in the 110th Congress

Policy News Archive

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Become more involved with important policy decisions affecting charities. 

Staff at IS member organizations can become more involved with policy issues through our Policy Action Network (PAN), a growing coalition that takes collaborative action on key nonprofit issues in federal, state, and local government. PAN members may participate in our monthly Washington Update and Strategy Roundtable (formerly known as the Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee) to receive the latest information on current congressional and regulatory issues and to share strategies about communicating more effectively with members of Congress. PAN members also receive action alerts and breaking news updates about legislative and regulatory issues, and are invited to participate in advocacy training sessions, in-depth briefings, and special task forces and advisory groups working on specific issues and advocacy strategies. To learn more or to sign up, email

Note: The Policy Action Network is open only to IS members.


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