Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act (H.R.5533) on June 16, 2010 to provide a vehicle to study how nonprofit organizations and the federal government can work together more effectively and gather comprehensive data about the work of the nonprofit community. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy has signed onto this bill. See the current list of co-sponsors of the Act. Read Congresswoman McCollum's blog on the Act. Learn more about H.R.5533.
The Commission on Non-Profit Health and Human Services was created by Special Act 10-5 to analyze the funding provided to non-profit providers of health and human services under purchase of service contracts. The Special Act calls for the Commission to issue a prelinary report of it's findings and recommendations by January 1, 2011 and a final report by April 1, 2011.
The Urban Institute’s report, Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration: Findings from the 2010 National Survey of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants, demonstrates that CT is ranked in the top 10 worst states in three significant areas of government contracting. Access the report and related reports below.
Key Connecticut findings and what they mean:
(from Ron Cretaro, Connecticut Association of Nonprofits)