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The current law on nonpartisanship is a major reason why charitable nonprofits are safe havens from politics, a place where North Carolinians from across the political spectrum can come together to actually solve community problems rather than simply posture and attack people with differing viewpoints. Eliminating or restricting this law would have significant negative ramifications for nonprofits, their donors, and the communities that they serve.  Keeping the law the way it is would benefit all 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  

So nonprofits, let’s be inclusive and invite people in to join the noble work we do. Your positive actions can help model the way for our elected leaders -- at the local, statewide, and national levels -- to follow.  We’ll work together to unite, heal, and move our nation forward.

In this timely piece, Tim Delaney, President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits calls on all nonprofits to step forward to insist that all Americans have a say in their own future. He brings to life these words once written by the U.S. Supreme Court: “No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live.” Wesberry v. Sanders (1964). The article first appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: By the way, the North Carolina Center forNonprofits is proud to be participating in the National Voter Registration Day, which is set by the nonpartisan National Association of Secretaries of State.

Creating content for your social media strategy is a process of continuous improvement. It starts with ideas and brainstorming, so having a few brainstorming facilitation techniques to use with your team is useful. 

As nonprofits, we are healers. We are protectors. We educate and we enrich lives. And much more. 

Good storytellers paint vivid pictures with their words because they understand a fundamental truth about their audience: if they can see the story in their mind’s eye, they will be able to feel it in their heart. And then – and only then – will they be ready to do something in response.

During World Cafe at the 2014 Conference, we talked a lot about what we’ll need to do differently to move our sector forward and thrive. Included here are the take-aways and next steps. 

In nonprofits across the country, leaders continue to discuss and pursue the somewhat elusive sustainability. They face a coming year with more options and more pressures, but few certainties. 

We have to make clear to Senators Burr and Hagan the need for them to convince their respective party leaders to pass the America Gives More Act in September.