The Israeli Civic Leadership Association (Civic Leadership) is the umbrella organisation of the third sector, non-profit organisations (NPO’s) throughout Israel. Since 1986 this organisation has been dealing with a multitude of legislative and national issues that affect the activities of all the NPO’s from an overall perspective. Civic Leadership aims at making it easier for NPO’s in Israel to operate and to fulfil their goals. The association is a national, apolitical organization whose membership includes hundreds of NPO’s from throughout the country, each involved with a wide range of fields of content and endeavour.
Each NPO was established in order to achieve its own specific purpose. However, they all have common goals and needs. We are here to focus these common needs into a single sectorial voice and to help all of them, in their missions by promoting their common interests at the appropriate levels of government and regulation.
We at Civic Leadership believe that cooperation on the basis of common interests, increases the probability of success. We believe in establishing the third sector as an influential factor in formulating and leading social, environmental and economic policy, alongside the public and the business sectors.
We operate along three main tracks:
Every organisation works towards achieving its targets.
Promoting the common purpose of the third sector in Israel is our purpose.
The Role of Civic Leadership
In its role as the umbrella organisation of the third sector, Civic Leadership is active in:
There are many issues, that concern the third sector in Israel around which it is possible to cooperate:
Examples of Civic Leadership's Contribution:
2008: -The revocation of employers' tax for NPO’s
2013-2014: -Implementation of an improvement to the procedure for receiving subsidies
from the state, including the cancellation of personal liability
2014: -Representation of the third sector before the Frisch Commission resulting
in an amendment to Section 46 (donations) of the Income Tax Ordinance
2014-2015: -Participation in formulating the main points of the new Associations Law
2015: -Initiating, launching and managing the "Beit Ha'Amutot" complex in Tel Aviv
2016: -Establishing the Caucus for Civil Society Organizations in Israel
-Initiating the expansion of the conditions for exemption from municipal taxes for national
-Launching the Declaration of the Civil Society Organizations.
2017: -Launching an Internet database for managing the interface between NPO’s and
-Leading the consultations between government ministries and the third sector in
significant processes such as improving regulation and changes in reporting procedures
How Civic Leadership Operates:
We represent the third sector at the interface with government ministries, the Knesset and the regulating authorities, and promote policies which support the third sector. This entails:
We lead intra-sectorial processes to strengthen civil society through:
We believe that together, we have the power to represent the third sector, to create cooperation in similar and complementary fields, to enable significant joint action – instead of competition – among the various social organizations and to promote the image of the third sector, as a whole in Israeli society.
Every organization has its own purpose.
Your success is our purpose.
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