New Legislation: A First for the Nonprofit Sector

Jun 30, 2010, 08:12 ET from Plexus Consulting Group, LLC

New Legislation Seeks to Strengthen Ties Between the Government and Non-Profit Sector; Plexus to Host a Breakfast Discussion

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new bill in Congress, "The Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act," proposed by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) calls for closer partnerships and cooperation between the Federal Government and the nonprofit community.

In support of this legislation, Plexus Consulting Group, LLC will be hosting a breakfast discussion Friday, July 30th 2010, in its offices at 1620 Eye St. NW, Washington DC 20006. The breakfast will feature a presentation by Mr. Peter Frosch, the Legislative Director in Congresswoman McCollum's office about the legislation and what it requires from the nonprofit community to progress.

The bill, proposed on June 16th:

  • Calls for the creation of a bi-partisan 16-member US council on Nonprofit Organizations & Community Solutions to advise on the efficiency, contracting, and research needs of nonprofits to improve their impact on the community.
  • Outlines the formation of an interagency working group on nonprofits to coordinate and manage the relationships between nonprofits and the federal government.
  • Charges a single government agency with the responsibility of financial data collection on nonprofits.

Congresswoman McCollum intends the bill to be a first step in uniting nonprofits to advocate for themselves as an industry, as well as increase dialogue between the federal government and the nonprofit sector.

Breakfast will begin at 8:30am and Mr. Frosch will speak at 9am. His presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session. This event is open to any interested association within the non-profit sector. A complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Please RSVP to Andrew Scott at or 202.785.8940

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