Advocacy

The Alliance is as strong as its members. And over the past 30 plus years its members have been very strong and effective advocates for the cause of nonprofit mail that is cost-effective. From time-to-time the Alliance leadership will ask Alliance board members, regular members, and sponsors to take specific actions to support an initiative that is critical to the future of nonprofit mail. These can include sending a letter or email to members of Congress, to the Postmaster General and Board of Governors, or to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Alliance Board members also participate in face-to-face meetings with these officials and have on occasion testified before Congress. Whatever the action, Washington officials pay close attention to the voice of nonprofits that perform critically important missions throughout our nation. The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is known as one of the most effective advocates on the postal community primarily because of its members.

Representation Before the Postal Regulatory Commission: The Alliance is the primary representative of nonprofits mailers in postal rate litigation before the Postal Regulatory Commission. Our success in prior proceedings is well-documented.

Representation on Capitol Hill: The Alliance is a highly-respected advocate that works with Congress, USPS and other agencies to protect nonprofit postal rates.

Representation Before the USPS: As a member of the USPS Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee and other task force groups, the Alliance assists in developing new regulations and methods. Members of the Alliance learn of these developments in advance.

Alerts
  • Alert

    Nonprofits weigh in with PRC Commissioners

    April 6, 2017 Notes from many friends in the nonprofit sector Leaders in over 30 nonprofit organizations took the unusual step (for them) to write a letter or declaration to the Commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission. They urged the Commissioners to retain the current system of regulating postal rates. The future of nonprofit mailers […] Read more

  • Mar 23

    Alliance Featured in The Hill “Protect American Consumers”

    March 23, 2017 In an op-ed article published March 22 by The Hill, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, along with MPA – the Association of Magazine Media, and PostCom, reiterated the importance of affordable pricing, as well as a healthy, efficient Postal Service. The Hill is a hard copy and online newspaper that is read and respected […] Read-More
  • Mar 20

    Nonprofits Urge PRC to Protect Affordable Postage

    Contact: Stephen Kearney Telephone: 202-462-5123 Email: alliance@nonprofitmailers.org Website: www.nonprofitmailers.org  To download a PDF copy of this press release, click here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 NONPROFIT MAILERS ACROSS NATION URGE STABLE, AFFORDABLE POSTAGE RATES Comments submitted to PRC during the Ten Year Rate Review vividly describe the importance of the CPI cap on postage […] Read-More
  • Feb 6

    Alliance comments on USPS proposal to rule out nonprofit customized postage

    The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers delivered the following letter to the USPS in response to a Federal Register Notice that proposes to create only two categories for images and words allowable on customized postage: commercial and social. This rule would essentially prohibit a third category: nonprofits. The Alliance suggests that the USPS add a third […] Read-More
  • Jan 17

    Alliance and MPA Request Information

    January 17, 2017 Necessary to Evaluate Achievement of Regulatory Objectives RE: STATUTORY REVIEW OF THE SYSTEM FOR REGULATING RATES AND CLASSES FOR MARKET DOMINANT PRODUCTS This afternoon, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, along with MPA, filed a motion to ask that the Postal Regulatory Commission request information of the U.S. Postal Service. The requested information […] Read-More
  • Jan 17

    Alliance and MPA Request Changes to PRC Procedural Schedule

    January 17, 2017 RE: STATUTORY REVIEW OF THE SYSTEM FOR REGULATING RATES AND CLASSES FOR MARKET DOMINANT PRODUCTS This morning the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, along with MPA, filed a motion to modify the procedural schedule that the Postal Regulatory Commission has proposed. We respectfully request two changes: Allow a round of reply comments in […] Read-More
  • Oct 20

    Alert – 2017 Promotions & Incentives

      The U.S. Postal Service has published the final program requirements for the 2017 Promotions & Incentive programs. Please click on the links below to learn more about qualifying for these incentives, and how they can benefit you. 2017 Promotion Calendar At-A-Glance We especially encourage nonprofit mailers to consider the Earned Value promotion. If you […] Read-More
  • Oct 19

    Alert – Nonprofit Rate Changes for 2017

    Additional information regarding the recent USPS rate filing and how it will affect Standard Mail Nonprofit rates is now available. Please read on to learn more about how this affects your rates, and how to manage the changes. Updated rate charts for Nonprofit Periodicals, as well as Standard Letters and Flats are available HERE. The […] Read-More
  • Oct 12

    USPS Announces Pricing Changes For 2017

    The USPS has released the following Industry Alert, announcing the pricing changes for 2017 filed with the PRC today. Postal Service Announces 2017 Mailing Services Prices Single Price for Commercial Letters up to 3.5 ounces, Adjusts FSS Pricing; Allows Extra Weight for Standard Flats WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today filed notice with the […] Read-More
  • Aug 25

    Advance Notice of 2017 USPS Changes

          The Postal Service has posted several important notices of their plans for next year’s pricing and product changes. These come in response to suggestions by customers that USPS provide more advance notification of coming pricing and product changes. They also are a product of the new Pricing & Costing and Product Management […] Read-More
  • Jun 20

    Alliance Alert–New Draft Postal Bill

        June 15, 2016   The US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a discussion draft of a bipartisan postal reform bill.   The full bill is available here.   And a summary is available here.   Stakeholders will have until June 29 to comment to the committee staff.   More to […] Read-More
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