On September 25, 2017, the Center submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on suggestions for the ways that future regulations of overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) could affect North Carolina nonprofits.
On May 19, the House of Representatives gave final approval to its version of the state budget (H.B. 1030) for FY 2016-17. Overall, the House budget, which passed with a 103-12 vote, would maintain or increase most state funding for nonprofits. Some highlights for nonprofits include:
Senate Tax Proposal
The Senate tax plan, which was passed as part of the Senate's version of the state budget for FY2015-17, would have made three changes that would harm nonprofits:
The N.C. General Assembly has approved the state budget for FY2017-18.
The Center has prepared a chart comparing a variety of issues affecting nonprofits in the House and Senate budget proposals and the final budget.
The N.C. Center for Nonprofits has sent a candidate questionnaire asking each candidate for Governor to share their insights on several nonprofit sector issues. We encourage you to read their responses before voting in the May 8 primary. Here are their responses:
As Congress considers major tax reform in 2017, it is likely to revisit tax incentives for charitable giving. The Center recently sent a letter to all of North Carolina's members of Congress encouraging them to preserve or expand incentives for charitable giving as they contemplate tax reform this year.
Following up on 2010 research from the Urban Institute, the N.C. Center for Nonprofits has been working to identify and fix nonprofit government contracting problems in North Carolina. We have prepared a report highlighting our findings, which include:
In August 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed H.B. 589, the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), which makes several significant changes to North Carolina’s election laws. Legislators made important changes to this law in June of 2015. Because nonprofits are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, it is important that they provide accurate, nonpartisan information to their staff, volunteers, and those they serve about the election process.