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North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Announces Ivan Canada as New President & CEO

December 4, 2023 - The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has announced that Ivan Canada will be its new President and CEO beginning in February 2024. Canada will be the third leader of the Center since its founding in 1990.


Ivan Canada to Leave NCCJ to Take Top Leadership Job at NC Center for Nonprofits

November 3, 2023 - Ivan Canada, who has led North Carolina for Community and Justice for almost 10 years, is leaving the Greensboro organization to become president and CEO of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.


The Differences Between 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Organizations Explained

October 24, 2023 - [Recent political events] have raised questions about the types of nonprofit organizations and what roles they can play in municipal elections. The two main types of nonprofit organizations under federal law are 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s.


Advocates Worry about Impacts of State Budget Delay

July 31, 2023 - The new fiscal year for the state of North Carolina began on the first of July. Unlike businesses and organizations across the state, however, North Carolina is not operating on a new budget for the new year.


New Directors Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board

June 30, 2023 - Nonprofit member organizations of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits have elected four new members and re-elected six continuing members to the Center’s 2023-24 Board of Directors.


North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’ Jeanne Tedrow Announces Retirement

August 16, 2023 - Jeanne C. Tedrow, President and CEO of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, announced that she will retire at the end of this year after serving nonprofits across the state with the Center since 2017.


Bill Would Expand Cap for Raffle Prizes

March 23, 2023 - Nonprofit groups in North Carolina would be able to raffle donations of real property valued at up to $2 million rather than the current annual cap of $500,000 if a bill filed by a local legislator becomes law.


Why 'Overhead' Shouldn't Be Undervalued in Nonprofits

November 11, 2022 - It's critical for nonprofits to invest in infrastructure that can help their organizations operate more effectively and sustainably. There are many types of “overhead” expenses that help nonprofits provide better quality programs and services and have a more meaningful impact on our communities.


District 9 Candidates Spar on Health Care at Forum

October 12, 2022 - Local legislative candidates discussed health care and debated the merits of Medicaid expansion at the Pitt County Candidate Forum on Nonprofit Concerns at the Pitt County Senior Center. All 10 state and federal legislative candidates on Pitt County’s legislative ballots were invited to the forum.


How Noncompliance Can Jeopardize Nonprofits

September 16, 2022 - Recent news of nonprofit organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked highlights the ways that noncompliance can jeopardize a nonprofit’s ability to provide its programs and services. The loss of tax-exempt status creates fundraising challenges for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, can delegitimize an organization in the eyes of the public, and tarnish a nonprofit’s reputation.


New Directors Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board

August 18, 2022 - The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has elected four new members to provide strategic direction and growth around the Center’s mission to educate, connect, and advocate for North Carolina nonprofits.


How Medicaid Expansion Would Strengthen Triangle’s Nonprofits

July 25, 2022 - Because of the confluence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit workforce shortage, and inflation, North Carolina nonprofits are currently experiencing several major operational challenges.


Medicaid Expansion Would Strengthen Nonprofits’ Services and Operations

July 19, 2022 - Because of the confluence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit workforce shortage, and inflation, North Carolina nonprofits are currently experiencing several major operational challenges.


Economic Downturn Threatens Nonprofits as Much as Small Businesses

May 31, 2022 - With staggering inflation and recent declines in the stock market, nonprofit leaders are bracing for the possibility of a recession.


Here's How Triangle Businesses Can Support Local Nonprofits

April 1, 2022 - Charitable nonprofits are facing ongoing challenges because of the pandemic and workforce shortages. If these challenges persist, Triangle residents may start to lose out on some of the important programs and services that nonprofits provide. Business leaders can be important partners in helping local nonprofits find the financial and human resources they need to sustain and grow their programs and services.


Expired Tax Provisions Create Uncertainty for Nonprofits

February 4, 2022 - Leaders of Triangle charities are concerned their organizations’ finances may be challenged this year by the recent expiration of several temporary tax provisions.


Navigating ARPA Funding Challenging for Nonprofits

February 1, 2022 - The process of securing ARPA funds has been as complicated as the rest of the pandemic. Nonprofit organizations qualify for ARPA funding. However, unlike state and local governments, they did not receive the money directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Joins Internal Revenue Service to Highlight Special Charitable Tax Benefit Available Through December 31

December 21, 2021 - The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits joins the Internal Revenue Service today to highlight a special tax provision that allows more people to deduct donations to qualifying charities on their 2021 federal income tax return.


Nonprofits Watch Closely as Federal, State Budgets Evolve

October 21, 2021 - Both Congress in Washington and the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh are working on the final details of budget legislation. These tax and spending plans could have significant implications for nonprofits and businesses.


How Nonprofits Should Evaluate Making Vaccines Mandatory

August 5, 2021 - The answer to the question of whether a nonprofit and business should require vaccinations will be different for every organization.


NC Nonprofits Seek State Help to Continue Helping Families, Communities Hurt by Pandemic

July 16, 2021 - Nonprofits across North Carolina are asking lawmakers to set aside $75 million for them in the state's next pandemic relief package. Lawmakers have distributed billions in federal aid to schools, businesses and local governments in three separate packages over the past 14 months. Nonprofits said they likewise need assistance to survive and continue to serve after the pandemic.


New Directors Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board

July 15, 2021 - The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has elected five new members to provide strategic direction and growth around the Center’s mission to educate, connect, and advocate for North Carolina nonprofits.


Duffyfield Community Gains 'Cutting Edge' 'Smart' Idea, a Hub to Bridge the Gap for Residents

July 7, 2021 - A cutting-edge idea – the Duffyfield Community Resource Hub – will bridge a gap between underserved needy New Bern residents and nonprofit services that many desperately need. 


Most Nonprofits Emerging From Pandemic Wounded but Still Operating

June 8, 2021 - The widespread charity failures that many experts feared did not happen, thanks to stepped-up giving by foundations and individual donors and billions of dollars in government support, according to interviews with charity leaders and a new study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy.


Charlotte Nonprofit Services Were In High Demand In Pandemic – Now Their Recovery Begins

June 8, 2021 - While nonprofit organizations have been working to meet their communities' needs, they've also had to work through financial and operational challenges brought on by the pandemic.


More Americans Giving to Charity, but Most Nonprofits Suffering During Pandemic

May 3, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic's furious impact on the nation's and North Carolina's economies devastated the private sector, but new data shows more than three-quarters of nonprofit organizations also reported lost revenues, leading to significant gaps in programming and the sector's own job losses.


Nonprofits Have Several Avenues to Find Support

April 16, 2021 - As a growing number of Triangle residents receive vaccinations, nonprofits are planning for a post-pandemic world. Even with some workers returning to offices and the state lifting capacity limits at many types of facilities, nonprofits continue to face a variety of Covid-related challenges that are stretching their finances.


What Matters: Challenges & Opportunities
February 16, 2021 - In this new year, Anita Brown-Graham from UNC School of Government, Lori O’Keefe from Triangle Community Foundation, and Jeanne Tedrow from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits come together to discuss what the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors continue to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, exposed disparities, and racial inequity.


Charities Hope Those Who Don't Need Stimulus Money Share with Those Who Don't Get It

February 14, 2021 - It's impossible to say how many people who received payments from the first or second stimulus packages used any of the money to support charities – or whether they would do so with additional funds that might be forthcoming as Congress considers President Joe Biden's proposed "American Rescue Plan."


National Council of Nonprofits Welcomes Five Distinguished Leaders to Its Board of Directors
February 12, 2021 - The National Council of Nonprofits announces the election of respected nonprofit leaders from across the country to its Board of Directors, including Jeanne Tedrow, President and CEO of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.


Demand Straining NC Nonprofits During Pandemic. Are Donations Keeping Up?
December 28, 2020 - As the pandemic has driven up demand for services, giving has helped some nonprofits meet it.


Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 1)
December 6, 2020 - Funding for charitable organizations has dropped off significantly during COVID-19, according to a new survey of more than 1,700 NC nonprofits. The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits joins the conversation with an update on how groups serving our most vulnerable can pivot in the pandemic.


September 16, 2020 - North Carolina nonprofits call on congressional delegation to act now on bipartisan solutions to meet urgent needs of North Carolinians and organizations serving them.


Can't Support Charities During Tough Economy? Advocate Says Volunteer or Help Another Way

September 11, 2020 - Groups that meet food, housing, and other basic needs have fared better during the pandemic than arts and cultural organizations. But people can provide other assistance beyond money.


North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Expands Capacity Building Work with Grant Award
September 1, 2020 - The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has been awarded a Triangle Capacity-Building Network grant from Triangle Community Foundation to support our statewide capacity building programs for nonprofits.


NC Nonprofits Struggling Amid COVID-19 Crisis Just as Services Are Needed Most
August 10, 2020 - As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many organizations that serve the community are struggling financially.


Outer Banks Leader Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board
July 15, 2020 - Lorelei Costa, executive director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, has been elected to the statewide board of directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.


National Network Works Fast: Nonprofit Unemployment Insurance under CARES
April 30, 2020 - Throughout this crisis, NPQ has repeatedly and consistently emphasized the importance of national networks, which can advocate for the best interests of nonprofits and the communities they serve as rapidly as policy is made and implemented.


How COVID-19 is Impacting Nonprofits
April 29, 2020 - From the organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight, to the empty science centers and museums, to the groups helping those with cancer– all are being impacted by this pandemic.


Amid Coronavirus, Businesses Of Many Stripes Asking For Direct Cash Donations
April 1, 2020 - Along with artists and others in the gig economy asking for support online, many for-profit businesses are, for the first time, asking customers and fans for direct financial support.


Coronavirus Slowdown Taking a Bite Out of Charitable Efforts
March 24, 2020 - Nonprofit leaders aren’t downplaying COVID-19’s public-health concerns. But they are having to make do with less than they might expect after a typical emergency.


NC Nonprofits, Foundations Pool Efforts in Response to Coronavirus
March 20, 2020 - North Carolina’s nonprofit organizations and foundations are mobilizing their resources as the coronavirus pandemic affects the needs of individuals and families in the state’s 100 counties.


North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Initiates Storm Preparedness and Resiliency Program for Nonprofits
September 5, 2019 - The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits is among 65 grant recipients selected by Duke Energy to help North Carolina communities increase their response capabilities for future weather events with advance preparation and planning.


Conference for NC Nonprofits Returns to Triangle
September 7, 2018 - Nonprofit leaders will convene for the 2018 Conference for North Carolina Nonprofits, Power Play: Disruption for Good, on September 12-14 in Research Triangle Park, with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Education and Economic Development in NC
August 24, 2018 - The Carolina Business Review talks with NC leaders, including the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits' vice president for public policy and advocacy, David Heinen, about education and economic development in the region.


Issues and Strategic Initiatives of North Carolina Nonprofits
June 19, 2018 - The World According to Mark (WPVM 103.7) interviewed nonprofit experts, including the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits' vice president for public policy and advocacy, David Heinen, about issues and strategic initaitves of North Carolina nonprofits.


Analysis Shows Negative Effects of Tax Reform Bills for the Work of North Carolina’s Nonprofits
November 17, 2017 – A new analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act indicates that several provisions of the congressional tax reform plans would make it harder for charitable nonprofits throughout North Carolina to provide critical services in their communities.


North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Announces New President & CEO
May 12, 2017 - The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits announced today the appointment of Jeanne Tedrow as its new President & CEO.