Summary: H.R.5533 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/15/2010)

Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act of 2010 - Establishes the United States Council on Nonprofit Organizations and Community Solutions, which shall study how the federal government can work more effectively with nonprofit organizations to achieve better outcomes in addressing national and community challenges. Directs the Council to provide advice to the President and Congress on: (1) the establishment and enhancement of grant programs to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, to support research and the reporting of data on nonprofit organizations, and to assist the government to effectively address national and community challenges by supporting nonprofit organizations, encouraging social innovation, and enabling nonprofit organizations to replicate and expand the use of effective strategies for addressing such challenges; and (2) how innovation can enhance the impact of nonprofit organizations. Directs the Council to organize and carry out a national summit on nonprofit organizations to inform the public and Congress of the results of its activities.

Directs the President to establish an Interagency Working Group on Nonprofit Organizations and the Federal Government, which shall: (1) develop recommendations on federal policies relating to contracting with and making grants to nonprofit organizations and the availability to nonprofit organizations of federal funding provided to state and local governments; (2) develop recommendations on enhancing the effectiveness of federal support for organizational development assistance for building the capacity of nonprofit organizations; (3) identify strategies for managing relationships with nonprofit organizations; (4) provide to the Council information on government operations; and (5) assist the implementation of Council recommendations..

Directs the Secretary of Commerce: (1) to collect all data in the possession of a federal agency relating to nonprofit organizations and make such data available annually to the public, Congress, the Council, and the Working Group; and (2) through the Bureau of Economic Analysis, to submit to Congress, the Council, and the Working Group a report that includes recommendations for the establishment of measures to assess and track the economic impact of nonprofit organizations in the United States.

Requires: (1) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure accurate and timely data on funding provided to nonprofit organizations by the federal government; (2) the Secretary of Labor to ensure that employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) includes nonprofit organizations as a distinct category of employer; (3) the Director of the Census to annually submit a comprehensive report on nonprofit organizations; and (4) the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a program to improve information and knowledge regarding nonprofit organizations.