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

December 2, 2022

  1. Coming in Early 2023 – Nonprofit Policy Conversations
  2. Learn More about Possible New Health Care Options for Nonprofit Employees’ Families
  3. Congress Could Consider Some Nonprofit Priorities This Month
  4. U.S. Supreme Court Plans to Rule on Student Debt Cancellation Program in 2023
  5. Let Us Know: What Policy Issues are Important for Your Nonprofit?

 

November 22, 2022

  1. Take Action: Congratulate Your Newly-Elected Lawmakers
  2. New IRS Rule Could Improve Health Care Affordability for Nonprofit Employees’ Families
  3. Reminder: Some Nonprofits’ Assumed Business Names Will Expire Next Thursday
  4. Congress Could Consider Some Nonprofit Priorities During its “Lame Duck” Session
  5. Secretary of State Report Finds 40% Increase in Donations Through Licensed Fundraisers
  6. Let Us Know: What Policy Issues are Important for Your Nonprofit?

 

November 18, 2022

  1. Congress Could Consider Some Nonprofit Priorities During its “Lame Duck” Session
  2. Let Us Know: What Policy Issues are Important for Your Nonprofit?
  3. Legislators Won’t Vote on Medicaid Expansion This Year
  4. Reminder: Some Nonprofits’ Assumed Business Names Will Expire in Less than Two Weeks
  5. U.S. Department of Education Issues Final Rule on PSLF Improvements
  6. Federal Judge Strikes Down Student Debt Cancellation Program

 

November 11, 2022

  1. Learn What This Week's Election Means for Nonprofits
  2. Let Us Know Who You Know Among Our Newly-Elected Leaders
  3. Let Us Know: What Policy Issues Are Important for Your Nonprofit?
  4. Take 1 Minute Today to Support Advocacy for Universal Charitable Deduction
  5. IRS Extends Form 990 Filing Deadlines Through February 15, 2023
  6. Legislators Won't Vote on Medicaid Expansion This Year
  7. Reminder: Some Nonprofits' Assumed Business Names Will Expire in Less Than Three Weeks

 

November 4, 2022

  1. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  2. U.S. Department of Labor Extends Deadline for Public Comment on Worker Classification Rule
  3. Learn What Candidates on Your Ballot Say about Nonprofits
  4. Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  5. Reminder: Some Nonprofits’ Assumed Business Names Will Expire Later This Year

 

October 28, 2022

  1. Take Action Now: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know About PSLF Waiver
  2. Nonprofit Hospital Report Could Have Troubling Ramifications for Nonprofit Tax Exemption
  3. Nonprofits Can (and Should) Help Promote Early Voting
  4. Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  5. NC State Board of Elections Publishes Guidance on Assistance for Voters in Care Facilities 
  6. What Candidates on Your Ballot this Fall Have Said about Nonprofits
  7. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  8. Reminder: Some Nonprofits’ Assumed Business Names Will Expire Later This Year

 

October 21, 2022

  1. Nonprofits Can (and Should) Help Promote Early Voting
  2. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due Today
  3. Take Action Now: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know about PSLF Waiver
  4. Reminder: Loan Forgiveness Under PSLF is Not Subject to Federal or State Income Tax 
  5. New IRS Rule Could Improve Health Care Affordability for Nonprofit Employees’ Families
  6. Some Nonprofits’ Assumed Business Names Will Expire Later This Year
  7. Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  8. What Candidates on Your Ballot This Fall Have Said about Nonprofits
  9. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  10. IRS Increases Health FSA Cap to $3,050 for 2023
  11. IRS Audit Report Finds Flaws and Vulnerabilities in Form 1023-EZ
  12. Decline in Donors Points to Need for Enhanced Incentives for Charitable Giving

 

October 14, 2022

  1. U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rules on Worker Classification
  2. Pitt County Candidates Share Views on Issues of Importance to Nonprofits
  3. Free Webinar Next Week to Get Answers to Your Questions about PSLF
  4. Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2022 Election? We Have Answers!
  5. Nonprofits Can Help Promote Early Voting
  6. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit's Staff Time Off to Vote
  7. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due Next Friday

 

October 7, 2022

  1. Learn about Election-Year Activities for Nonprofits in 2022
  2. What Candidates on Your Ballot This Fall Have Said about Nonprofits
  3. National Coalition Urges Congress to Help Nonprofits Through Disaster Relief Legislation
  4. Share Your Story about Being in the Health Insurance Coverage Gap
  5. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  6. Take Action Today: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know about PSLF Waiver
  7. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due October 21

 

September 30, 2022

  1. U.S. Senate Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government through December 16
  2. Learn What Candidates on Your Ballot this Fall Have Said about Nonprofits
  3. Share Your Story about Being in the Health Insurance Coverage Gap
  4. Learn About Election Year Activities for Nonprofits in 2022
  5. NC Budget & Tax Center Publishes Analysis of State Budget
  6. Court Rejects First Legal Challenge to Student Debt Cancellation Plan
  7. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  8. Take Action Today: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know About PSLF Waiver

 

September 23, 2022

  1. Learn What Candidates on Your Ballot this Fall Have Said About Nonprofits
  2. Clarification: Loan Forgiveness Under PSLF Is Not Subject to State Income Tax 
  3. Let Us Know: Is SECC Administrative and Fundraising Expenses Ratio Requirement a Problem for Your Nonprofit?
  4. State Lawmakers Remain at Impasse on Medicaid Expansion 
  5. Take Action Today: Ensure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know About PSLF Waiver
  6. Let Us Know: What Is Your Nonprofit’s Experience with New DHHS Contracting Law?
  7. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  8. Absentee Voting for 2022 General Elections Has Begun in North Carolina
  9. Learn About 2022 Election Year Activities for Nonprofits
  10. New Polling Data Suggests Voters Support Nonprofit Policy Priorities
  11. Congress Seeks Continuing Resolution to Avert Government Shutdown

 

September 16, 2022

  1. Let Us Know: What Is Your Nonprofit’s Experience with New DHHS Contracting Law?
  2. Governor Cooper Urges Legislators to Exclude Student Debt Forgiveness from State Taxes
  3. Take Action Today: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know About PSLF Waiver
  4. Join Nationwide Celebration of Democracy on September 20
  5. Take Action: Give Your Nonprofit’s Staff Time Off to Vote
  6. State Lawmakers Unlikely to Vote on Medicaid Expansion Next Week
  7. Absentee Voting for 2022 General Elections Has Begun in North Carolina
  8. Child Poverty Reached Record Low in 2021

 

September 9, 2022

  1. Ask Your Local Candidates to Complete Nonprofit Questionnaire
  2. Nonprofit Employees Could Owe State Taxes on Cancelled Student Debt 
  3. Take Action Today: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know About PSLF Waiver
  4. Join Nationwide Celebration of Democracy on September 20
  5. DHS Finalizes “Fair and Humane” Public Charge Rule

 

August 26, 2022

  1. Take Action Today: Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Employees Know About PSLF Waiver
  2. White House Announces Student Debt Cancellation Plan
  3. NC Supreme Court Ruling Could Invalidate Two Constitutional Amendments from 2018
  4. Join Nationwide Celebration of Democracy on September 20

 

August 19, 2022

  1. Let Us Know: Would Your Nonprofit Like to Join a Conversation About Strengthening Nonprofit-Government Contracting?
  2. Help Inform Nonprofit Advocacy: Complete Federal Reserve Survey by Next Tuesday
  3. President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law
  4. Legislators Unlikely to Vote on Medicaid Expansion Next Week
  5. IRS Changes Login Process for Form 990-N

 

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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