Nonprofit Policy Updates

Our Nonprofit Policy Update newsletter is a service for current Members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. We track state and federal policy issues that affect all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. (We are temporarily providing Nonprofit Policy Update to all NC nonprofits to help the sector respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.Sign up to receive updates.)

 

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Recent Issues

August 12, 2022

  1. Help Inform Nonprofit Advocacy: Complete Federal Reserve COVID-19 Survey
  2. Center Offers Three-Part Webinar Series on Nonprofit Advocacy Starting Next Tuesday
  3. U.S. Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act
  4. Today Is Deadline to Submit Comments on Proposed Public Service Loan Forgiveness Rules
  5. Nonprofits Ask Congress to Include Nonprofit Support in Disaster Relief Legislation
  6. Ask Your Local Candidates to Complete Nonprofit Questionnaire
  7. Legislators Could Still Consider Medicaid Expansion Later this Year
  8. Federal Government Changes Registration Process for Grantees and Contractors
  9. Updated Guidance on ARPA Affordable Housing Funding Could Help Some Nonprofits
  10. Members of Congress Ask IRS to Reconsider Erroneous Reclassification of Nonprofits as Churches
  11. Let Us Know: What DOL Guidance Would Be Helpful on Classification of Nonprofit Jobs?

 

July 29, 2022

  1. Center Offers Three-Part Webinar Series on Nonprofit Advocacy
  2. Ask Your Local Candidates to Complete Nonprofit Questionnaire
  3. Center Offers Overview of Recent State Laws and Policy Proposals Affecting Nonprofits
  4. Legislators Could Still Consider Medicaid Expansion Later this Year
  5. U.S. Senate to Consider Inflation Reduction Act
  6. U.S. Department of Education Proposes Improvements to Public Service Loan Forgiveness 
  7. Let Us Know: What Guidance from DOL Would Be Helpful on Classification of Nonprofit Jobs?
  8. Sign On as a Nonprofit Staff Vote Partner

 

July 15, 2022

  1. Center Offers Overview of Recent State Laws and Policy Proposals Affecting Nonprofits
  2. Governor Cooper Signs Nonprofit-DHHS Contracting Reform into Law
  3. New State Budget Includes $232 Million in New Funding for Nonprofits
  4. Legislators Could Still Consider Medicaid Expansion Later this Year
  5. North Carolina Will End COVID-19 State of Emergency Next Month
  6. U.S. Department of Education Proposes Improvements to Public Service Loan Forgiveness 
  7. Let Us Know: What Guidance from DOL Would Be Helpful on Classification of Nonprofit Jobs?
  8. Governor Cooper Vetoes Bill That Would Have Set Troublesome Precedent for Nonprofits
  9. Sign On as Nonprofit Staff Vote Partner
  10. Federal Court Ruling Enables Nonprofits to Help People with Disabilities Vote by Mail
  11. NCSBE Rejects Signature Matching Requirement for Absentee Ballots
  12. New U.S. House Bill Would Increase Volunteer Mileage Rate
  13. Center Offers Three-Part Webinar Series on Nonprofit Advocacy
  14. Free Webinar on Nonpartisan Voter Engagement
  15. Second Quarter Lobbying Reports Due by July 22

 

July 1, 2022

  1. NC Senate Approves Nonprofit-DHHS Contracting Reform Legislation
  2. Let Us Know: What Is Your Nonprofit's Experience with State Grants or Contracts?
  3. State Budget Includes $232 Million in New Funding for Nonprofits
  4. Legislators at Impasse on Medicaid Expansion
  5. Next Tuesday Is Deadline to Submit Comments on Absentee Ballot Signature Matching
  6. U.S. Department of Labor Plans to Release New FLSA Overtime Rule This Fall
  7. NC House Bill Sets Troublesome Precedent by Limiting Some Nonprofits' Advocacy
  8. Second Quarter Lobbying Reports Due by July 22

 

June 24, 2022

  1. Let Us Know: What Is Your Nonprofit’s Experience with State Grants or Contracts?
  2. NC House of Representatives Considers Bill to Further Study Medicaid Expansion
  3. NCSBE Accepting Comments on Absentee Ballot Ruling that Could Affect People Served by Nonprofits

 

June 17, 2022

  1. Center Encourages NC Members of Congress to Pass Policy Solutions to Help Nonprofits
  2. Take 2 Minutes to Ask Your NC House Member to Approve Medicaid Expansion 
  3. Let Us Know: Are Gas Prices Creating a Challenge for Your Volunteers?
  4. Center Urges Legislators to Approve Charitable Solicitation Licensing Reforms
  5. Take Action: Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner

 

June 10, 2022

  1. Let Us Know: What Should We Tell NC’s Members of Congress about Nonprofits?
  2. Take Action Today: Has Your Nonprofit Experienced Late Payments on DHHS Contracts?
  3. Legislators Could Consider Some Nonprofit Priorities in State Budget
  4. New IRS Report Finds 42.2 Million Americans Used Universal Charitable Deduction
  5. Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey Finds Increased Need for Most Nonprofits’ Services
  6. IRS Increases Business Mileage Rate for Second Half of 2022
  7. Take Action: Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner

 

June 3, 2022

  1. Take Action Today: Share Your Nonprofit's Story about DHHS Contracting Issues
  2. NC Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion
  3. Center Asks Legislators to Consider Tax Credit to Promote Charitable Giving
  4. Has Your Nonprofit Lost Board Members Because of New Conflict-of-Interest Law?
  5. New NC House Bill Would Limit Ways Nonprofits and Foundations Can Fund Elections in NC
  6. State Launches New Web Page to Make It (Much) Easier to Find State Grant Programs
  7. Take Action: Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner

 

May 27, 2022

  1. Two NC Senate Committees Approve of New Medicaid Expansion Legislation
  2. NC Senator Files Nonprofit Contracting Reform Legislation
  3. State Launches New Web Page to Make it (Much) Easier to Find State Grant Programs
  4. Legislators Introduce Hundreds of New Bills for Consideration During Short Session
  5. Lawmakers Introduce Several Bills to Improve Access to Child Care in North Carolina
  6. Has Your Nonprofit Lost Board Members Because of New Conflict-of-Interest Law?
  7. Last Call: Phase 2 of Business Recovery Grants Open Through June 1
  8. It's Not Too Late to Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit for 2020 or 2021

 

May 20, 2022

  1. Has Your Nonprofit Lost Board Members Because of New Conflict-of-Interest Law?
  2. NC Child Highlights Three Ways Legislators Can Improve Child Care in North Carolina
  3. Legislators Could Consider Several Nonprofit Priorities During 2022 Short Session
  4. Let Us Know: What State Agencies Are Models of Strong Partnerships with Nonprofits?
  5. It's Not Too Late to Claim Employee Retention Tax Credit for 2020 or 2021
  6. Phase 2 of Business Recovery Grants Open Through June 1

 

May 13, 2022

  1. Legislators Could Consider Several Nonprofit Priorities During 2022 Short Session
  2. Let Us Know: What State Agencies Are Models of Strong Partnerships with Nonprofits?
  3. Governor Cooper Makes Recommendations for State Budget
  4. Find Out Where Candidates on Your Ballot Stand on Nonprofit Issues
  5. Make a Voting Plan for Primary Election and Help Others Make Their Voting Plans
  6. Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Staff Vote
  7. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  8. NC Budget & Tax Center Releases Data and Dashboards on Living Income Standard in Each County
  9. It's Not Too Late to Claim Employee Retention Tax Credit for 2020 or 2021
  10. NC Department of Revenue Opens Phase 2 of Business Recovery Grants

 

May 6, 2022

  1. Let Us Know Today: What Problems Is Your Nonprofit Experiencing with State Grants or Contracts?
  2. Find Out Where Candidates on Your Ballot Stand on Nonprofit Issues
  3. Make a Voting Plan for the Primary Election and Help Others Make Their Voting Plans
  4. Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Staff Vote
  5. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  6. NC Budget & Tax Center Releases Data and Dashboards on Living Income Standard in Each County
  7. U.S. Senate Subcommittee Discusses Nonprofits’ Election-Related Activities
  8. NC Department of Revenue Opens Phase 2 of Business Recovery Grants

 

April 29, 2022

  1. Does Your Nonprofit Have Local Elected Officials on Your Board?
  2. Early Voting Opens in All 100 North Carolina Counties 
  3. Find Out Where Candidates on Your Ballot Stand on Nonprofit Issues
  4. Make Voting Plan for Primary Election and Help Others Make Their Voting Plans
  5. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and 2022 Elections? We Have Answers!
  6. Policy Briefing: What Nonprofits Need to Know about the State Budget
  7. Make Sure that Your Nonprofit’s Staff Vote
  8. NC Child Releases County Data Cards
  9. National Council of Nonprofits Releases Updated Report on ARPA Funds and Nonprofits
  10. Improvements to Student Loan Forgiveness Process Will Benefit Many Nonprofit Workers
  11. Biden Administration Releases Plan to Eliminate Systemic Racism in Federal Government
  12. Bill Introduced in Congress to Improve Federal Government Partnership with Nonprofits

 

April 13, 2022

  1. Ask Your Local Candidates to Complete Nonprofit Questionnaire
  2. May 2 Policy Briefing: What Nonprofits Need to Know about State Budget
  3. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  4. Center Urges U.S. Department of Labor to Consider Nonprofits’ Needs in Developing New Overtime Rule
  5. Last Call: Families Need to File with IRS to Receive Second Half of 2021 Child Tax Credit
  6. First Quarter Lobbying Reports Due April 22
  7. Bipartisan U.S. Senate Economic Relief Legislation Would Benefit a Few Nonprofits

 

April 8, 2022

  1. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  2. Free Webinar on NC Lobbying Laws for Nonprofits
  3. First Quarter Lobbying Reports Due by April 22
  4. Reminder: Families Need to File with IRS to Receive Second Half of 2021 Child Tax Credit
  5. Upcoming Action Alert: Ask Your Local Candidates for Office to Complete Nonprofit Questionnaire
  6. New U.S. House Bill Would Increase Volunteer Mileage Rate

 

April 1, 2022

  1. President Biden Releases FY 2023 Budget Recommendations
  2. Reminder: Families Need to File with IRS to Receive Second Half of 2021 Child Tax Credit
  3. Reminder: Ask Congress to Provide Nonprofit Pandemic and Workforce Shortage Relief
  4. Center Endorses Forthcoming Federal Nonprofit Legislation
  5. Fee Webinar: Student Loan Forgiveness for Nonprofit Employees

 

March 25, 2022

  1. Learn about Election-Year Activities for Nonprofits in 2022
  2. U.S. Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Access to Child Care
  3. Reminder: Ask Congress to Provide Nonprofit Pandemic and Workforce Shortage Relief
  4. Center Sends Questionnaire to Candidates for Congress and NC General Assembly
  5. Families Need to File with IRS to Receive Half of 2021 Child Tax Credit
  6. Free Webinar: Student Loan Forgiveness for Nonprofit Employees
  7. Last Call! Complete the 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Survey

 

March 18, 2022

  1. Register for Next Thursday’s Nonprofit Policy Briefing
  2. U.S. Senators Express Support for Tax Policy Solutions to Help Charitable Nonprofits
  3. Learn About Election-Year Activities for Nonprofits in 2022
  4. Center Sends Questionnaire to Candidates for Congress and NC General Assembly
  5. Legislative Committee Hears About Success of Medicaid Expansion in Other States
  6. Families Need to File with the IRS to Receive Half of the 2021 Child Tax Credit
  7. Complete the 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Survey

 

March 11, 2022

  1. Register Today to Learn More about Nonprofit Policy Solutions and the 2022 Election 
  2. NC General Assembly Ends Its 2021 Long Session
  3. Coming Soon: Two Ways for Nonprofits to Engage with Candidates in 2022
  4. Congress Approves Omnibus Spending Bill
  5. State Legislators Approve Budget Technical Corrections Bill
  6. Families Need to File with IRS to Receive Half of 2021 Child Tax Credit
  7. Complete the 2022 NC Nonprofit Compensation Survey

 

March 4, 2022

  1. Center Asks Members of Congress to Provide Nonprofit Pandemic and Workforce Shortage Relief
  2. Learn How Your Nonprofit Can Engage with Candidates in 2022
  3. Legislative Committee Hears about Benefits of Medicaid Expansion
  4. Families Need to File with the IRS to Receive Half of the 2021 Child Tax Credit
  5. Most NC Local Governments Ending Mask Mandates on March 7
  6. Has Your Nonprofit Lost Board Members Because of New Local Government Transparency Law?
  7. Center to Offer Policy Briefings This Spring
  8. Complete the 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Survey

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