Federal Tax Reform


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.

Election Law Changes and Nonprofits


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.  

Principles & Practices

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence: ​A Self-Help Tool for Organizational Effectiveness

Based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility, and accountability, Principles & Practices includes guiding principles on 12 aspects of governance, management, and operations for both nonprofit board and staff members. It also provides specific benchmarks under each category to help nonprofits use best practices in their daily work.


Salaries and Benefits

Salaries & Benefits in North Carolina's Nonprofits

This report includes North Carolina data on salaries, total cash compensation, bonuses, and benefits (from health insurance and retirement plans to days off and executive contracts) and is broken down by: 

  • more than 300 different nonprofit positions 
  • budget size of the organization 
  • region in NC 
  • field of work 


We are currently working on a new updated report. Stay tuned!

Non-Itemizer Charitable Deduction

Non-Itemizer Charitable Deduction Would Help Communities

Nonprofits are concerned that federal tax reform plans could significantly reduce incentives for charitable giving. Congress can help ensure that private individuals support the important work of churches and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits by creating a non-itemizer deduction for charitable contributions.