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

    USPS has a “flawed business model”

    February 16, 2018 But what is the proposed new business model? The headline in an article quoting Postmaster General Megan Brennan on the Federal News Radio website this week: “Postal Service: ‘Flawed business model’ to blame for first-quarter loss.” We have been hearing that the USPS “business model” is broken, flawed, unsustainable, or obsolete for […] Read more

  • Feb 12

    USPS Delays Move Update Assessment Fees to April

    February 12, 2018 The Postal Service today announced that the new fees it will begin charging mailers for failure to fully comply with Move Update rules will be delayed until April 2018. The fees will be based on “census” measuring of all mailpieces entered. Here is the USPS announcement of the delay and information on […] Read-More
  • Feb 7

    Alliance and Grass-Roots Effort Prevents Major Rate Hit to Nonprofit Mailers

    February 7, 2018 Saves Nonprofit Mailers $61.5 Million per Year Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued an extremely important order, agreeing with the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers and over 80 nonprofits that wrote letters. The USPS will not be allowed to change the calculation of the 60 percent ratio between nonprofit and commercial Marketing Mail […] Read-More
  • Jan 3

    Alliance Announces New Volunteer Leadership

    New volunteer leaders follow up a successful decade of service by continuing the Alliance mission to lead the charge defending affordable postage and nonprofit mailers across the nation. Washington, DC (January 3, 2017) – Following the final Board of Directors meeting of 2017, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is excited to announce changes in volunteer […] Read-More
  • Dec 1

    Alert–PRC Announces Proposal to Increase Rates Well Above Inflation

    December 1, 2017 The Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, Robert Taub, announced today that the current pricing system is not meeting all of the goals of the 2006 postal law. Therefore, the Commission is proposing to keep the CPI cap but also add several adjustments, all of which definitely or potentially add cost to […] Read-More
  • Nov 30

    Alert–PRC To Start Rulemaking To Change USPS Rates System

    November 30, 2017 Tomorrow at 1 PM EST, the Postal Regulatory Commission will announce a proposed rulemaking to change the current system for setting and regulating USPS Market Dominant mailing postage rates. This comes as the result of 255 days of private deliberation after the PRC received numerous comments from customers, the USPS, its unions, […] Read-More
  • Nov 9

    USPS Mail Prices Approved for January 21, 2018

    November 9, 2017 The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued an Order approving all of the Market Dominant mailing price changes that the Postal Service proposed for implementation on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The PRC Order can be found here. This Order does not include any change to the calculation of the 60 percent ratio of […] Read-More
  • Oct 10

    USPS Calculation of 60% Ratio of Nonprofit to Commercial

    October 10, 2017 The law requires the US Postal Service to ensure that the revenue per piece it receives from the customers who use Nonprofit Marketing Mail equal 60 percent of that received from commercial users of Marketing Mail. This is a matter of public policy to encourage charitable giving, similar to the tax deductibility […] Read-More
  • Oct 9

    Alert–USPS Proposes Higher Rates for 2018​

      USPS Proposes Higher Rates for 2018​: Drop-Shipped Nonprofit Marketing Mail Letters Take Another Hit Above Inflation​ Exclusive ANM Rate Comparison Charts available through the links below Friday, October 6, 2017 The US Postal Service issued the following announcement today. The filing at the Postal Regulatory Commission can be found HERE. WASHINGTON — The United States Postal […] Read-More
  • Aug 30

    Your Action Is Needed Now

    This is an important call to action for anyone who cares about keeping nonprofit fundraising mail affordable. We all need to write brief letters to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) by September 18. We need to write in opposition to a stealth attempt by the Postal Service (USPS) to add another price increase on Nonprofit […] 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
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