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

    PMG: Trust us

    At the February 7 hearing on the House postal bill, Postmaster General Megan Brennan gave a very clear description of her policy toward future postage rate increases: trust us. As defined by Dictionary.com: Monopoly [muh-nop-uh-lee]  exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices. an exclusive privilege to carry on a business, traffic, or service, granted by a government. the exclusive possession or control of something. something that is the subject of such control, as a commodity or service. a company or group that has such control. the market condition that exists when there is only one seller Ms. Brennan said more than once that she hopes the Postal […] 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
  • Feb 25

    Alliance Alert—Postage coming down April 10, 2016

    Alliance Alert February 25, 2016 February 25, 2016 ​USPS just announced that postage will be coming down on Sunday, April 10, 2016, as the 4.3 percent exigent surcharge is removed and rates are returned to the Consumer Price Index-capped levels. Spring rollback pricing available here. USPS news release here.   Read-More
  • Feb 5

    USPS Announces New Lower Spring Prices

          The USPS just announced new lower spring prices for postage. The date had not yet been set but it expected to be around April 10, 2016 that all postage rates are reduced 4.3 percent. This results from a years’ long effort by the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers and its allies to ensure […] Read-More
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