Save the Date: Las Vegas Nonprofit Institute  March 12, 2018 

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Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN) and the Nonprofit Learning Lab are hosting the Las Vegas Nonprofit Institute on March 12, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Historic 5th Street School. This interactive institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals. We offer workshops at the intermediate to advanced level. Topics focus on fundraising, donor relations, board and… read more

Save the Date: Las Vegas Nonprofit Institute on March 12, 2018

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The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN) and the Nonprofit Learning Lab are hosting the ​Las Vegas Nonprofit Institute on March 12, 2018. This interactive institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals. Workshops ​are​ offered at the intermediate to advanced level. Topics focus on fundraising, donor relations, board and volunteer management, marketing,… read more

Analysis Shows Negative Effects of Tax Reform Bills for the Work of Nevada’s Nonprofits

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Las Vegas, Nevada – A new analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act indicates a wide range of significant negative impacts on the ability of charitable nonprofits in Nevada to serve our fellow citizens, and our communities. The analysis by the National Council of Nonprofits highlights the key provisions of both the tax reform bills that are… read more

Response to Op-Ed – Thoughts?

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Back in September, blogger William P. Barrett posted an opinion piece in the Nevada Independent titled “Charity solicitation regulation in Nevada is largely MIA”. The text of the piece can be found here: Unfortunately, Mr. Barrett’s interpretation of the regulations enacted by AB60 in 2013 (and clarified in 2015) were wildly inaccurate, and potentially damaging… read more

Some resources for your end of year fundraising

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We recently learned about a great opportunity to help you amplify your holiday giving this year. Newman’s Own Foundation has teamed up with CrowdRise to provide a peer-to-peer fundraising platform with $500K in prize money available for participating organizations. You can join the effort by clicking the link below and submitting a short application. From… read more

Las Vegas Nonprofit Institute Call for Trainers

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Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017 ANN and The Nonprofit Learning Hub invite you to submit a proposal for the Nonprofit Learning Lab Institute that will be held on March 12, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm in Las Vegas, NV.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance by November 18, 2017 Benefits of Presenting: There are… read more

Clark County Emergency Management Needs Volunteers

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Clark County Emergency Management is asking for volunteers to staff a call center at Fire Station 18 (fire headquarters – 575 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119). Those wanting to volunteer should contact Misty Richardson at (702)455-7500 or

ANN’s Position on the Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

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The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits would like to add its voice to the growing opposition to the repeal of the Johnson Amendment.  Repeal of the Johnson Amendment would change the character and nature of the nonprofit sector and limit the ability of nonprofit organizations to play a vital role in their communities by politicizing charities… read more


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Nevada Legislature is now in session Many of you attended the Legislative Boot Camp last week. Many thanks to Dr. Amanda Haboush-Deloye with the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy for her great presentation. Please click HERE to access the speaker’s slides and HERE to access the handouts with very pertinent information. A video… read more

Legislative Bootcamp – Free Training

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The 79th (2017) Session of the Nevada Legislature will begin on Monday, February 6, 2017.  Are you ready?  Do you know what you should be doing? In preparation for the session the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits has gathered information on the current Assembly and Senate for our members, which can be accessed here: 2017 NV Legislators… read more

Changes Coming for Nonprofits in the New Congress and Administration

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With the likely change from government gridlock to fast and furious legislating in Washington this month, many nonprofit and foundation professionals are struggling to see how the pieces fit together and where their advocacy efforts can promote positive solutions. Our national network, the National Council of Nonprofits, just published a look at six federal issues… read more

Learning Opportunities

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Several Opportunities for Training are available in the next few months. Lobbying Rules for 501(c)(3) Organizations (Alliance For Justice) WHEN: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM COST: $35 REGISTER: This one-hour webinar addresses: How the tax law permits lobbying for nonprofits One easy step most charities can take to maximize the… read more

Membership Meeting – Board Election

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Please join us for a special Membership Meeting January 25, 2017 at 2:30p.m.-3 p.m. Call in to 712-432-3066, PIN 159757# Agenda I.   Board Elections: Bob Morgan, CEO, United Way of Southern Nevada Jessica Word, Ph.D., Academic Director of Nonprofit Community & Leadership Initiative, UNLV II.  Upcoming Program Calendar Member Input into Programming – What… read more

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Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN) asked the candidates for statewide offices throughout Nevada for their responses on 4 key questions in relation to nonprofit issues.  Please share information with nonprofit boards, staff and volunteers to inform voting for these offices. Please take a look at the attached document for the candidates’ responses.  If they did… read more

Upcoming Training & Workshops

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Join Gregg S. Bossen, CPA and nonprofit accounting expert as he covers the basics of setting up and entering transactions specifically for Nonprofits, an overview of the software updates included in the QuickBooks® 2016 & 2015 Editions, as well as advanced topics. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks provided)    LIVE Nonprofit Training! November 15, 2016 –… read more

Womens Radio

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The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits strengthens communities by increasing influence and capacity of Nevada’s nonprofit sector. Cheri Hill serves on the Board of Directors for this organization.  With over 4,600 nonprofits operating in the state of Nevada, the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits is the go-to organization for education, training and advocacy so that its members can lead and manage their… read more

Nevada Assembly To Recognize Nevada Nonprofits

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The Nevada Assembly will make a special proclamation acknowledging the many contributions Nevada nonprofits make to enrich the quality of life and strengthening communities in every corner of our state. Friday, February 27 11:00 am Nevada Assembly Legislative Building 401 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV Nonprofit leaders are invited to be recognized in the… read more


Nonprofit Organizations and the Nevada Economy

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An Analysis of The Employment, Economic Impact, and Scope of The Nonprofit Sector in The Silver State The State of Nevada changed rapidly in recent decades, enjoying one of the longest and most sustained population growth periods in the nation, followed by a severe period of economic contraction and recession. Unemployment during the Great Recession… read more

“Who Has the Time” and Other Questions on Nonprofit Advocacy

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By David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits  A few months ago, a nationally prominent nonprofit leader said this to an audience of people from public charities and private foundations: “Nonprofits have a duty to advocate on behalf of the people who have no voice, to demand social justice.”… read more

Federal Register

Nonprofits Benefit From Federal Grant Reform

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Letter from the Executive Director … This is extraordinary news: On December 26, 2013, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released in the Federal Register its long-anticipated overhaul of federal grant policies. Charitable nonprofits achieved several important goals that will strengthen the great work you are doing in Nevada communities on behalf… read more

Social Welfare Organizations

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  The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations November 29 that would restrict the types of political activities that 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations could engage in without running the risk of losing their tax-exempt status, but stopped short of providing a clear percentage or “bright line” for determining how much political activity… read more

GuideStar Exchange Gold

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ANN Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency For Immediate Release Nevada – ANN today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates ANNs deep commitment to nonprofit transparency… read more

Get $50 Off 2011-2012 Nevada Compensation Study

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ANN members get $50 off new Study. Join ANN and save! The 2011 – 2012 Nevada Compensation Study provides comparable compensation data nonprofit organizations need to satisfy IRS Form 990 requirements. The IRS requires nonprofit organizations to report the Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors on Part VII of Form… read more

How Donors Can Find You Online

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This post is from the Nonprofit Website Project and included here with permission. Enjoy! The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is happy to help fundholders research and learn more about each of the Nevada nonprofits in their Nonprofit Connections grid. To get your nonprofit listed, just call Tracy Turner, Program Officer, 775-333-5499. For more info,… read more

Unite Radio Show Features Nonprofits

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Listen to “Nonprofit Power” with Phil Johncock, Interim Executive Director of the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits. With co-hosts Richard Flyer and Eddie Floyd. Find out how nonprofit and other community organizations have such a large impact on the lives of our community. Learn how nonprofits are adapting to the new economic realities by diversifying revenue streams and… read more

Supercommittee Deliberations Focus on Deductions

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This Washington Post article yesterday opens with: “A GOP plan to raise taxes by $290 billion over the next decade would limit deductions for mortgage interest, charitable donations and state and local taxes as part of a deficit-reduction deal.” Yesterday’s Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that the charitable giving incentive remains at risk before the Supercommittee… read more

Philanthropy Day

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According to the Association of Fundraising Executives (AFP), “in 2011, more than 125 communities and 50,000 people around the world will participate in National Philanthropy Day events and celebrations.”  In Nevada, nearly 400 nonprofits are participating in Nevada’s Big Give on November 17 in celebration of Philanthropy with a goal to raise over $1 Million for… read more

Special Alert!

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On June 8, 2011, the IRS issued the list of 1,744 Nevada nonprofits whose federal tax-exempt status has been automatically revoked. The announcement of these revocations comes years after Congress imposed an annual filing requirement for all nonprofits and an automatic revocation penalty for those that do not file for three years in a row…. read more

Gina Robison-Billups Appointed to National Women’s Business Council

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(Washington, DC) Gina Robison-Billups, the Henderson, Nevada-based Founder and CEO of the National Association for Moms in Business, was appointed April 6, 2011, to serve a three-year term on the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President,… read more

Grant Workshop – February 9 – Charles Schwab Bank

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WORKSHOP:  Charles Schwab Bank Grant Programs DATE:  February 9, 2011 TIME:  10:00 a.m. to noon LOCATION: Charles Schwab Bank, 5190 Neil Rd, Suite  300, Reno, NV 89502 RSVP: Submitting an effective application is an essential step to receiving a grant with Charles Schwab Bank.  You are invited to participate in our grant workshop to… read more

ANN Gets Footprint Grant

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Click Here For Press Release The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN)  is proud to announce that it received a Footprint grant from Allegra Printing – Reno. ANN is using its grant to create business cards, envelopes and a new brochure. “As a young nonprofit, the Allegra Footprint grant is helping ANN increase awareness of who we are… read more

Immediate Savings With Group Purchasing Partnership

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Click Here For Press Release The Non-Profit Purchasing Group, the only group purchasing organization dedicated exclusively to nonprofit organizations nationwide, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (“ANN”). As of November 8, 2010, every nonprofit and sponsor member of ANN will have access to member benefits powered by NPPG…. read more

National Council Invites ANN

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The National Council of Nonprofits has invited the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits to consider becoming a Nonprofit Ally of the National Council. The invitation states … “At a time when the nonprofit sector is facing tremendous challenges, affiliation with the National Council of Nonprofits can play a crucial role in your organization’s ability to help… read more

FHLB AHEAD Grant Award Announcement

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ANN Awarded 2009 Federal Home Loan Bank AHEAD Grant! The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has approved awards for the 2009 Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) Program. Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits was awarded $25,000 to build the Nevada nonprofit sector’s capacity to support the needs of the state. The… read more