As state and local budgets are stretched increasingly thin, fixing broken contracting systems is one proven way for governments to save taxpayers money while maintaining or even improving services.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
Washington, DC – A new report released today by the National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) demonstrates the proven benefits to the public of establishing joint government-nonprofit contracting task forces.
The report, Partnering for Impact: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform Task Forces Produce Results for Taxpayers, focuses on recent efforts in nine states (Connecticut, Hawai'i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Texas) where joint task forces developed recommendations to streamline government-nonprofit contracting processes. These task forces are making progress in fixing inefficient systems in their states and saving taxpayers money by eliminating redundant processes, promoting online document repositories, and initiating other solutions.
“As state and local budgets are stretched increasingly thin, fixing broken contracting systems is one proven way for governments to save taxpayers money while maintaining or even improving services,” said Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits. “We applaud the efforts already underway in several states and hope their actions inspire officials in more states to establish these joint task forces in the near future.”
“In order to protect and enhance our communities, the real conversation must be about how we can work together to overcome the challenges facing our State. We appreciate working with our partners in the nonprofit community to improve contracting systems so we can ensure time and resources are dedicated to delivering services, rather than on inefficient processes,” said Robert Dakers, Executive Finance Officer of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
“Government-nonprofit task forces, like the ones we have here in Texas, have changed attitudes and exponentially improved communications among government and charitable nonprofits,” said Barry Silverberg, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO). “New relationships have been fostered and a stronger common agenda between the state and nonprofits has evolved so we can truly work together to serve our communities.”
Partnering for Impact is the third report in a series offering state and local governments solutions to improve nonprofit contracting processes. More information on government-nonprofit contracting issues, and these earlier resources, can be found at http://www.govtcontracting.org.
The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – we serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve. Learn more at http://www.CouncilofNonprofits.org.