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

    Nonprofit Mailers Aren’t Happy – Three Reasons Why

    August 14, 2017 Nonprofit mailers are not happy – and here are three reason why. 1. USPS is not responding to adversity like a business On August 7, the National Association of Letter Carriers announced that they had ratified a labor agreement with the U.S. Postal Service. Read the announcement by the NALC here. And […] Read more

  • Aug 2

    USPS Files With PRC to Change Nonprofit Rates

    On July 31, the Postal Service filed a request at the Postal Regulatory Commission to change the methodology by which nonprofit rates are set. It relates to the legal requirement that nonprofit marketing mail revenue per piece must equal, as closely as practicable, 60 percent of commercial mail’s. Since the postal law change of 2006 […] Read-More
  • Jul 13

    USPS Files Notice with PRC on MOVE UPDATE

    On Friday, July 1, 2017, the USPS filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission proposing new fees for non-compliance with Move Update thresholds. Read the full notice here. Those mailers who uses a good mail service provider should have little problem with meeting the threshold and avoiding the extra 8 cent charge. But if you […] Read-More
  • Jul 13

    Informed Delivery® Webinar Series

    We highly recommend that our members and all nonprofit mailers attend a webinar and consider enrolling in Informed Delivery®. This opportunity has the potential to increase campaign fundraising results, and it currently is free. It is a way to get digital impressions along with hard copy mail at no extra cost and with only a small investment […] Read-More
  • Jun 1

    USPS – Spendthrift Monopolist

    June 1, 2017 USPS – Spendthrift Monopolist Opinion of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, MPA—The Association of Magazine Media, and Postcom—The Association for Postal Commerce In the ongoing “Ten Year Review” of postal pricing, the Postal Regulatory Commission is considering whether to retain, loosen, or eliminate the CPI cap on price increases for market-dominant products. […] 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
  • Mar 14

    The PRC Rate Case Comment Period Ends MONDAY

    The comment period ends MONDAY, March 20. The time is now to tell the PRC just how valuable every cent is to those your mission serves. Just recognizing that the CPI cap on postage rate increases is critical to your mission isn’t enough – now is the time to defend it, or risk losing it. […] Read-More
  • Mar 7

    Defend Affordable Postage Now

    These nonprofit mailers have taken the extra step to make a difference in their missions, and to protect affordable postage rates. Just recognizing that the CPI cap on postage rate increases is critical to your mission isn’t enough – now is the time to defend it, or risk losing it. You already know the most […] Read-More
  • Feb 22

    A Nonprofit Mailer is Heard

    You’ve heard our recent call to action submit your comments to the PRC regarding the Ten Year Rate Review. And while you understand the critical importance of reasonable postage rates, you may have thought “I don’t have time”, “I don’t know what to say.” or even “what difference does it make?”. This is the answer […] Read-More
  • Feb 13

    Make a Difference For All Nonprofit Mailers

    Action is needed now.  We are more than halfway through the time allotted to submit your comments to the PRC regarding the regulatory review. If you plan to submit your comments via USPS mail, you’ve only TWO WEEKS LEFT to ensure they are included in this landmark decision. Before reading any further, please take a moment […] Read-More
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