Interagency Task Force
On October 22, 1999 President Clinton created an Interagency Task Force on Nonprofits and Government. The purpose of this Task Force is twofold: first, to identify current forms of collaboration between the Federal Government and nonprofits; and second, to evaluate ways this collaboration can be improved.
The Task Force is specifically charged with three tasks:
- To develop a public inventory of "best practices" in existing collaborations between Federal agency programs and nonprofit organizations and examine ways that Federal agencies can better draw upon the experience and innovations of nonprofits in the development of public policy.
- Evaluate data and research trends on nonprofits and philanthropy including an examination of the factors that affect giving and an investigation of trends that are likely to affect future giving. And,
- To develop policy responses as they relate to philanthropic giving.