Public 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.)

 

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Recent Issues

November 25, 2020

  1. New Executive Order Tightens Face Covering Requirements in North Carolina
  2. Expiration of Unemployment Benefits Could Hurt Nonprofits and the Economy in 2021
  3. Spread the Word: Low-Income Families Can Still Apply for Extra Credit Grants
  4. Learn the Latest on Legal Compliance for Nonprofits on December 8
  5. Take 2 Minutes to Share Your Nonprofit’s Role in the Historic Election Turnout
  6. Congress Reaches Agreement on Federal Spending Levels
  7. What Does the 2020 Election Mean for Nonprofits?
  8. Funding Runs Out for MURR Grants 
  9. Annual Legal Compliance Checklist is Now Available

November 20, 2020

  1. Take 5 Minutes Today to Tell Congress to Enact COVID Relief with Nonprofit Priorities
  2. New Tool Can Help Your Nonprofit Take the Lead in Minimizing the Spread of COVID-19
  3. Annual Legal Compliance Checklist is Now Available
  4. What Does the 2020 Election Mean for Nonprofits?
  5. Federal Judge Orders Disclosure of Smaller Paycheck Protection Program Loans
  6. IRS Issues Final Rule on Siloing of UBIT

 

November 13, 2020

  1. 2020 Legal Compliance Checklist Now Available!
  2. What Does the 2020 Election Mean for Nonprofits?
  3. Governor Cooper Extends Phase 3 of North Carolina’s COVID-19 Reopening 
  4. Nonprofits Continue to Advocate for Congress to Approve Additional COVID-19 Relief
  5. Executive Order Limiting Race and Gender Equity Trainings Scheduled to Take Effect on November 21
  6. Congress Aims to Approve Federal Appropriations by December 11
  7. Reminder: Many Nonprofits Eligible for MURR Grants 
  8. New OMB Guidance Now in Effect

 

November 6, 2020

  1. What Does the 2020 Election Mean for Nonprofits?
  2. Nonprofits Help Get Record Turnout in the 2020 Election in North Carolina
  3. Many Nonprofits Now Eligible for State Grant Program for Businesses Closed Due to COVID-19
  4. Learn More About MURR Grants from the Center’s Free Webinar Recording 
  5. Governor Cooper Extends Executive Order on Nonprofit Membership Meetings
  6. SBA Announces New PPP Loan Forgiveness Requirements for Certain Nonprofits
  7. New OMB Guidance Takes Effect Next Week

 

October 30, 2020

  1. Many Nonprofits Now Eligible for State Grant Program for Businesses Closed Due to COVID-19
  2. Voting Tip of the Week: Make a Plan to Vote Today, Tomorrow, or Tuesday
  3. Make Sure that Your Nonprofit’s Staff Vote
  4. State of North Carolina Clarifies that Nonprofits Are Not Liable for COVID-Related UI Benefits
  5. Congress Gives Up on Additional COVID-19 Relief Until Next Month
  6. Let the Center Know How We Can Help Your Nonprofit Next Year
     

October 23, 2020

  1. US Labor Department Seeks Input on Executive Order to Limit Race and Gender Equity Trainings 
  2. State of North Carolina Clarifies that Nonprofits Are Not Liable for COVID-Related UI Benefits
  3. Voting Tip of the Week: Early Voting Continues Through October 31
  4. Make Sure that Your Nonprofit’s Staff Vote
  5. Additional COVID-19 Relief Could Still Be Approved Before Election Day
  6. Governor Cooper Extends Phase 3 of North Carolina’s COVID-19 Reopening 
  7. Congressional Subcommittee Seeks Information on Erroneous Revocation of Tax-Exemptions
  8. Let the Center Know How We Can Help Nonprofits Next Year

 

October 16, 2020

  1. Voting Tip of the Week: Follow an Easy Seven-Step Plan for Your Nonprofit to Get-out-the-vote
  2. Bonus Voting Tip of the Week: Make Sure Your Nonprofit's Staff Votes
  3. Nonprofits and Businesses Call for White House to Revoke Executive Order to Limit Race and Gender Equity Trainings
  4. Congress Remains at Impasse over Additional COVID-19 Relief
  5. New Streamlined PPP Loan Forgiveness Application May Help Many Nonprofits
  6. Census Count Has Ended 
  7. Let the Center Know How We Can Help Nonprofits Next Year
  8. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due October 21
  9. Survey Highlights Challenges COVID-19 Has Created for North Carolina Nonprofits

 

October 9, 2020

  1. Voting Tip of the Week: There Are Three Ways to Vote in NC – Make Your Plan Today!
  2. Nonprofits Express Outrage Over Executive Order to Limit Race and Gender Equity Trainings
  3. President Sends Mixed Messages on Additional COVID-19 Relief
  4. U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Census Extension
  5. Spread the Word: Many North Carolinians Need to Apply for Tax Relief by Next Thursday
  6. Survey Highlights Challenges COVID-19 Has Created for North Carolina Nonprofits
  7. New Bill Would Create Uncapped Charitable Deduction and Funding for Some Nonprofits

 

October 2, 2020

  1. U.S. House Approves Additional COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
  2. Join a Free Webinar to Ensure Your Nonprofit is Prepared for the 2020 Election
  3. Census Bureau Intends to End Enumeration Next Monday
  4. Spread the Word: Many North Carolinians Need to Apply for Tax Relief by October 15
  5. Voting Tip of the Week: Next Week is National Voter Education Week
  6. Don’t Delay: Request Your Absentee Ballot Today
  7. North Carolina Moves to Phase 3 of COVID-19 Reopening This Evening
  8. U.S. Senate Passes Continuing Resolution to Try to Avert Government Shutdown

 

September 25, 2020

  1. Census End Date in Question after Court Extends Enumeration through October 31
  2. Executive Order Could Limit Race and Gender Equity Trainings at Some Nonprofits
  3. Spread the Word: Many Low-Income North Carolinians Need to Apply for Tax Relief 
  4. Congress Continues to Struggle to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief
  5. Join a Free Webinar to Ensure Your Nonprofit is Prepared for the 2020 Election
  6. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2020 Election? We Have Answers!
  7. Voting Tip of the Week: Consider Giving Your Employees Paid Time Off to Vote
  8. Bonus Voting Tip of the Week: Request Your Absentee Ballot Today
  9. DOL Issues Proposed Regulations on Worker Classification
  10. Nonprofits Excluded from New State Grant Program for Businesses Closed Due to COVID-19
  11. DOL Addresses Nonprofits’ Questions about FFCRA Paid Leave
  12. U.S. House Passes Continuing Resolution to Try to Avert Government Shutdown
  13. Center Offers Updated Resources on Nonprofit Advocacy

 

September 18, 2020

  1. North Carolina Nonprofits Make the Case for More Federal COVID-19 Relief
  2. Congress and White House Consider Additional COVID-19 Relief Legislation
  3. Center Endorses New U.S. Senate Bill to Extend Census Enumeration through October 31
  4. Act Now: Be certain Everyone You Know Completes the Census Questionnaire
  5. Do You Have Questions about Nonprofits and the 2020 Election? We Have Answers!
  6. Reminder: Request Your Absentee Ballot Today
  7. National Voter Registration Day is Next Week
  8. Webinar Highlights Basics of 2020 Election for Nonprofits
  9. Center Offers Updated Resources on Nonprofit Advocacy
  10. DOL Issues Clarifying Regulations on FFCRA Leave
  11. Join a Free Webinar to Learn More about FFCRA Paid Leave and Nonprofits
     

September 11, 2020

  1. U.S. Senate Unable to Pass Scaled-Down COVID-19 Relief Legislation
  2. Governor Signs COVID-19 Relief Legislation with Significant Nonprofit Funding
  3. U.S. House Committee Examines Impact of Early End to Census Enumeration
  4. Act Now: Be Certain Everyone You Know Completes the Census Questionnaire  
  5. Absentee Ballot Requests Now Available Online
  6. National Voter Registration Day is Just 11 Days Away
  7. Get Free Resources and Support for Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Voter Education

 

September 4, 2020

  1. General Assembly Approves More than $145 Million in New COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
  2. North Carolina Moves to “Phase 2.5” of COVID-19 Reopening This Evening
  3. Governor Cooper Extends Executive Order on Nonprofit Membership Meetings
  4. Act Now: Be Certain Everyone You Know Completes the Census Questionnaire  
  5. Funding Available for Nonprofits to Make a Last-Minute Get-Out-the-Count Push
  6. Absentee Ballot Requests Now Available Online
  7. National Voter Registration Day is Just Over Two Weeks Away
  8. Free Resources and Support for Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Voter Education
  9. Updated DOL Guidance Explains Availability of Emergency Leave for Nonprofit Employees with Children in Remote Learning
  10. Treasury Department Issues Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferrals

 

August 28, 2020

  1. General Assembly Could Approve Additional COVID-19 Relief Next Week
  2. Governor Cooper Proposes Medicaid Expansion and Additional COVID-19 Relief in State Budget
  3. Reminder: Emergency Federal Leave Programs Available to Nonprofit Employees
  4. Act Now: Be Certain Everyone You Know Completes the Census Questionnaire  
  5. NC Job Retention Grants Application Deadline is Next Tuesday (September 1)
  6. Local Governments May Have Resources for COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
  7. National Voter Registration Day is Just Over Three Weeks Away
  8. Free Resources and Support for Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Voter Education

 

August 21, 2020

  1. U.S. Senate Considers Scaled-Down COVID-19 Relief 
  2. Act Now: Be Certain Everyone You Know Completes the Census Questionnaire  
  3. U.S. Senate Proposal Would Simplify PPP Loan Forgiveness for Many Nonprofits
  4. U.S. Postal Service Delays Controversial Operational Changes
  5. Business Leaders Raise Concerns about President Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral
  6. NC Job Retention Grants Application Open for Nonprofits through September 1
  7. Local Governments May Have Resources for COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
  8. National Voter Registration Day Is a Month Away
  9. Get Free Resources and Support for Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Voter Education

 

August 14, 2020

  1. Executive Actions Provide No COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits 
  2. Competing Proposals for PPP Extension Are Mixed News for Nonprofits
  3. Census Undercount Could Cost North Carolina Funding and Congressional Representation  
  4. NC Job Retention Grants Application Open for Nonprofits through September 1
  5. U.S. Labor Department Issues Guidance on Charging UI Costs to Self-Insured Nonprofits 
  6. Free Resources and Support for Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Voter Education
  7. Help Identify Legal Needs for the Community Your Nonprofit Serves

 

August 7, 2020

  1. Census Bureau Plans to End to the Census Count a Month Early
  2. President Signs Law to Improve UI Process for Self-Insured Nonprofits
  3. NC Job Retention Grants Application Now Open for Nonprofits
  4. White House and Congress Continue Negotiations Over Additional COVID-19 Relief 
  5. North Carolina Extends Phase 2 of COVID-19 Reopening Through September 11
  6. Get Free Resources and Support for Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Voter Education
  7. Help Identify Legal Needs for the Community Your Nonprofit Serves
  8. United Way of North Carolina Survey Will Assess Impact of Pandemic on North Carolinians
  9. Join a Free Webinar on Nonpartisan Candidate Engagement as Events Move Online

 

July 31, 2020

  1. Congress Negotiating Additional COVID-19 Relief
  2. Expanded Federal Unemployment Benefits Set to End Today
  3. Learn More about Job Retention Grants Available to NC Nonprofits
  4. Take 12 Minutes Today to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  5. New FAQs Provide Clear Answers to Common Nonprofit Questions about the 2020 Election Process
  6. United Way of North Carolina Survey Will Assess Impact of Pandemic on North Carolinians
  7. Join a Free Webinar on Nonpartisan Candidate Engagement as Events Move Online

 

July 24, 2020

  1. Share Your Nonprofit’s 2020 Advocacy Successes
  2. President Directs Commerce Department to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census Count
  3. Congress Expected to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief in the Next Two Weeks
  4. President Signs Law to Improve UI Process for Self-Insured Nonprofits
  5. Census Tip of the Week: Get-Out-the-Count Funding Available for Nonprofits
  6. Learn About Nonpartisan Voter Education for Nonprofits
  7. Federal Reserve Revises Plans for Nonprofit Lending Program

 

July 17, 2020

  1. Center Offers Summary of Key Nonprofit Policy Developments from 2020 General Assembly
  2. Nonprofits Send Unified Message to Congress Seeking Additional COVID-19 Relief
  3. U.S. House Unanimously Approves Bill to Improve UI Process for Self-Insured Nonprofits
  4. North Carolina Extends Phase 2 of COVID-19 Reopening by Three Weeks
  5. Reminder: Emergency Federal Leave Programs Available to Nonprofit Employees
  6. Take 12 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  7. Census Tips of the Week: #CountNCKids Week of Action and Get-Out-the-Count Funding
  8. Register Today to Learn About Nonpartisan Voter Education for Nonprofits
  9. First and Second Quarter Lobbying Reports Due by July 22

 

July 13, 2020

Special Edition - 2020 State Legislative Summary

 

July 10, 2020

  1. Take 2 Minutes Today to Sign On to National Letter Urging Congress to Support Nonprofits
  2. U.S. House Unanimously Approves Bill to Improve UI Process for Self-Insured Nonprofits
  3. July 15 Is Extended Filing Deadline for Many Nonprofit IRS Returns
  4. U.S. House Bill Would Provide $50 Billion in Funding for Frontline Nonprofits
  5. Take 12 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  6. Census Tip of the Week: Funding Available for Nonprofit Get-Out-the-Count Programs
  7. Nonprofits Must Report Emergency Paid Sick Leave and FMLA on Employees’ W-2 Forms
  8. Legislature Fails to Override Veto of Bill to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers
  9. Join a Free Webinar on Working with Local Election Officials
  10. First and Second Quarter Lobbying Reports Due by July 22

 

July 3, 2020

  1. Governor Cooper Signs COVID-19 Appropriations into Law
  2. New Law Limits Nonprofits' Liability for COVID-19 Claims
  3. Governor Approves Legislation to Start Medicaid Transformation in a Year
  4. U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Improve UI Process for Self-insured Nonprofits
  5. Congressional Bills Would Expand Universal Charitable Deduction
  6. Congress Approves Extension of PPP Through August 6
  7. Take 12 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  8. Governor Cooper Extends Executive Order on Nonprofit Membership Meetings
  9. NC House Resolution Would Create Study Committee on Combatting Systemic Racism
  10. Governor Approves Non-controversial Provisions from Vetoed State Budget
  11. Census Tip of the Week: Funding Available for Nonprofit Get-Out-The-Count Programs
  12. Governor Cooper Vetoes Bill to Limit His Emergency Powers
  13. Join Free Webinar on Working with Local Election Officials
  14. Governor Cooper Signs Law with Limits on State Tax Benefits for Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives
  15. General Assembly Declines to Offer Sales Tax Relief to Nonprofit CCRCs

 

June 26, 2020

  1. New Congressional Bills Would Expand Universal Charitable Deduction
  2. Legislators Approve COVID-19 Appropriations Bill Providing Support to Many Nonprofits
  3. NC House Proposes New Grant Program for Businesses that Closed Due to COVID-19
  4. NC House Approves Bill That Would Limit Nonprofits’ Liability for COVID-19 Claims
  5. NC Senate Approves Bill to Delay Medicaid Transformation and Fund Other DHHS Priorities
  6. General Assembly (Sort of) Ends its 2020 Short Session
  7. U.S. Senate Bill Would Improve UI Process for Self-Insured Nonprofits
  8. North Carolina Extends Phase 2 of COVID-19 by Three Weeks and Adds Mask Requirement
  9. Center Submits Comments to Federal Reserve Plans on Proposed Nonprofit Lending Program 
  10. NC Senate Approves Limits on State Tax Benefits for Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives
  11. Take 12 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  12. General Assembly Approves Bill to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers
  13. Legislators Approve Noncontroversial Provisions from Vetoed State Budget
  14. SBA Issues Additional Rule on PPP Loan Forgiveness
  15. IRS Provides Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit for Nonprofits

 

June 19, 2020

  1. NC Senate Includes Nonprofits in Proposed New COVID-19 Grant Program
  2. NC Senate Approves Bill That Would Limit Nonprofits’ Liability for COVID-19 Claims
  3. Take Action: Let Federal Reserve Know Nonprofits Need Improvements to Lending Program
  4. Census Tip of the Week: Celebrate Juneteenth with a My Black Counts Action
  5. SBA Releases New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications as Nonprofits Seek Greater Clarity
  6. Take 12 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know Your Nonprofit Needs
  7. NC Senate Approves Using More CARES Act Funding to Reduce State Budget Shortfall  
  8. NC Senate Approves Bill to Delay Medicaid Transformation and Fund Other DHHS Priorities
  9. U.S. House Bill Would Improve UI Process for Self-Insured Nonprofits
  10. Governor Signs 2020 Absentee Voting Changes into Law 
  11. Let Us Know: Is Your Nonprofit Facing County or City Funding Cuts?
  12. OMB Provides More Flexibility for Nonprofits with Federal Grants and Contracts
  13. Center Offers Re-Engagement Guide for Nonprofits

 

June 12, 2020

  1. Center Asks NC Senate to Add Nonprofits to Proposed New COVID-19 Grant Program
  2. Congressional Committee Considers Expanded Universal Charitable Deduction
  3. Take 15 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  4. NC Senate Committees Approve Using More CARES Act Funding to Reduce State Budget Shortfall  
  5. U.S. Senate Finance Committee Discusses COVID-19 Unemployment Issues
  6. SBA Issues Revised Guidance on PPP Loans
  7. Let Us Know: Is Your Nonprofit Facing County or City Funding Cuts?
  8. Let Us Know: Will State Grant Matching Fund Requirements Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit?
  9. NC Senate Approves Bill to Simplify Absentee Voting Requirements in 2020
  10. Center Offers Re-Engagement Guide for Nonprofits
  11. New Law Creates Sales Tax Exemption for Online Educational Events and Services 
  12. NC Senate Bill Committees Approve Bill to Fund Medicaid Transformation and Other DHHS Priorities
  13. IRS Allows for Leave-Based Donations to Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Relief

 

June 5, 2020

  1. Nonprofit Community Speaks Out Against Structural, Systemic Racism
  2. Take 15 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  3. U.S. Senate Approves Bill to Extend and Improve on PPP 
  4. Take 5 Minutes Today to Help Inform Policymakers about Necessary UI Relief for Nonprofits
  5. Let Us Know: Is Your Nonprofit Facing County or City Funding Cuts?
  6. Let Us Know: Will State Grant Matching Fund Requirements Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit?
  7. New Task Force will Address Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
  8. Census Tips of the Week: Learn the Latest on the State of the Census . . . and Take Action 
  9. NC Senate Committee Approves Bill to Simplify Absentee Voting Requirements in 2020
  10. Center Offers Re-Engagement Guide for Nonprofits

 

May 29, 2020

  1. Take 15 Minutes to Let Funders and State Government Know What Your Nonprofit Needs
  2. Legislators Begin State Budget Process with $4.2 Billion Estimated Revenue Shortfall
  3. Let Us Know: Is Your Nonprofit Facing County or City Funding Cuts?
  4. NC House Approves Bill to Simplify Absentee Voting Requirements in 2020
  5. Join Six U.S. Senators to Discuss Expanding the Universal Charitable Deduction
  6. SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions
  7. U.S. House Approves Bill to Extend and Improve on PPP 
  8. Take 5 Minutes to Provide Confidential Information to Help Advocate for Nonprofit UI Relief
  9. NC Senate Approves Sales Tax Exemption for Online Educational Events and Services 
  10. IRS Releases Guidance on Refundable Payroll Tax Credits for Emergency Leave
  11. It’s Not Too Early to Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner
  12. IRS Ends Donor Disclosure Requirements for Non-501(c)(3) Nonprofits

 

May 22, 2020

  1. Ask Senators Burr and Tillis to Take Action to Help Nonprofits
  2. Take 5 Minutes to Provide Confidential Information to Help Advocate for Nonprofit UI Relief
  3. National Nonprofits Ask DOL to Rescind Problematic Guidance on UI 
  4. NC House Approves Sales Tax Exemption for Online Educational Events and Services 
  5. SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions
  6. Congress Looks to Extend and Improve on PPP 
  7. North Carolina Begins Phase 2 of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Today
  8. NC House Committee Approves Limits on State Tax Benefits for Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives
  9. New Bill Would Provide Sales Tax Relief for Nonprofits
  10. NC Senate Bill Would Fund Medicaid Transformation
  11. Join a Free Webinar on Nonprofit Voter Registration Work in the Time of COVID-19
  12. NC Senate Bill Would Simplify Absentee Voting Requirements
  13. IRS Allows Greater Flexibility for Employee Benefit Plans in 2020 
  14. It’s Not Too Early to Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner

 

May 15, 2020

  1. Group of 460 Nonprofits Ask State Legislators for COVID-19 Relief
  2. New Bill Would Provide Sales Tax Relief for Nonprofits
  3. U.S. House of Representatives Likely to Pass HEROES Act Today
  4. U.S. Senate Bill Would Provide $50 Billion in Support for Frontline Nonprofits
  5. Center Submits Public Comments on Paycheck Protection Act Guidance
  6. SBA Creates Safe Harbor for PPP Loans of $2 Million or Less
  7. State Legislation Would Exempt Online Educational Events and Services from Sales Tax
  8. New State Bills Would Limit State Tax Benefits for Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives
  9. NC Legislation Would Provide Emergency Funding to Arts Nonprofits
  10. Reminder: IRS Has Extended Filing Date for 990s through July 15
  11. NC Senate Legislation Would Create Tax Credit for Donation of Gleaned Crops
  12. Several New State Bills Respond to Nonprofits’ Needs
  13. Legislative Study Committee to Review Nonprofit Issues
  14. Join a Free Webinar on Nonprofit Voter Registration Work in the Time of COVID-19
  15. It’s Not Too Early to Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner
  16. Congressional Bill Would Expand National Service Programs

 

May 8, 2020

  1. Take 1 Minute Today to Help NC Nonprofits Get More COVID-19 Relief
  2. Governor Cooper Signs COVID-19 Response Legislation into Law
  3. State COVID-19 Bill Covers Self-Insured Nonprofits’ Unemployment Costs
  4. Senators Burr and Tillis Ask Senate Leadership for More Relief for Nonprofits
  5. ICANN Rejects Transfer of .org Registry 
  6. North Carolina Begins Easing COVID-19 Restrictions
  7. Reminder: IRS Has Extended Filing Date for 990s through July 15
  8. New Resource Provides Pro Bono Assistance to Nonprofits on COVID-19 Issues
  9. Census Tips of the Week: There are Three Ways to Self-Respond to the Census 
  10. It’s Not Too Early to Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner

 

May 1, 2020

  1. NC House and Senate Approve COVID-19 Relief Legislation
  2. DOL Issues Disappointing Guidance on Unemployment Claims by Self-Insured Nonprofits
  3. Three NC Members of Congress Ask House Leadership for More Relief for Nonprofits
  4. Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order on Nonprofit Membership Meetings
  5. Both U.S. Senators from North Carolina Ask to Add Trade Associations to PPP
  6. Federal Reserve Decides that Nonprofits are Ineligible for Main Street Lending Program
  7. Census Tips of the Week: Revised Census Timeline 
  8. Learn How Your Nonprofit Can Work on Civic Engagement During the COVID-19 Crisis

 

April 24, 2020

  1. Congress Approves Bill to Reopen Paycheck Protection Program 
  2. North Carolina Nonprofits Send Unified Message to Congress on COVID-19 Relief
  3. Governor Cooper Extends “Stay at Home” Order and Offers Plan for Re-Opening NC
  4. NC House Bill Will Extend Charitable Solicitation License Deadlines
  5. General Assembly Set to Begin 2020 Session Next Week
  6. SBA Issues Additional Guidance on PPP Loans
  7. More Nonprofit Employees Can Now Seek Unemployment in North Carolina
  8. Governor Cooper Extends Unemployment Benefits to More Furloughed Workers
  9. House Working Group Recommends COVID-19 Health Care Support Legislation
  10. Census Tips of the Week: Revised Census Timeline and Help for Nonprofit Service Providers
  11. Learn How Your Nonprofit Can Work on Civic Engagement During the COVID-19 Crisis
  12. IRS Issues Proposed Rules on Silo-ing of UBIT “Trades of Businesses”

 

April 17, 2020

  1. North Carolina Nonprofits Send Unified Message to Congress on COVID-19 Relief
  2. Take Action: Let Your State Legislators Know What COVID-19 Relief Nonprofits Need
  3. Paycheck Protection Program Runs Out of Funds...For Now
  4. Census Tip of the Week: Census Help Available for Nonprofits Providing Services During COVID-19 Crisis
  5. Nonprofit Civic Engagement During COVID-19 Crisis
  6. IRS Issues Guidance on Deferral of Payroll Taxes and Paycheck Protection Program
  7. Join an Online Nonprofit Town Hall Today

 

April 10, 2020

  1. Nonprofits Seek Further COVID-19 Relief from Congress
  2. Take One Minute to Ask Congress to Provide More Relief to Nonprofits
  3. Center Provides More Input on State-Specific COVID-19 Relief Solutions
  4. Federal Agencies Offer Further Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program
  5. NC Congressman Introduces Bill to Encourage Charitable Giving
  6. Join an Online Nonprofit Town Hall Next Friday
  7. Census Tip of the Week: Paper Questionnaires Are Now Available
  8. Legislative Staff Anticipates State Revenue Shortfall for FY2020-21
  9. IRS Extends 990 Filing Deadlines through July 15
  10. Learn About Nonprofit Advocacy to Strengthen Vote-by-Mail Laws

 

April 3, 2020

  1. Paycheck Protection Program Forgivable Loans Open to Nonprofits Today
  2. Center Asks Federal and State Government to Hold Nonprofits Harmless for UI Claims
  3. Center Provides Input on State-Specific COVID-19 Relief Solutions
  4. DOL and IRS Offer Guidance on Emergency Paid Leave
  5. Recording Available from Yesterday’s Virtual Nonprofit Town Hall 
  6. Census Tip of the Week
  7. Secretary of State Extends First Quarter Lobbying Filing Deadline to July 22

 

March 30, 2020

  1. What Does Governor Cooper’s Stay-at-Home Order Mean for Nonprofits?
  2. Join an Online Nonprofit Town Hall on Thursday
  3. Center Provides More Input on State-Specific COVID-19 Relief Solutions
  4. Which New Loan Program is Right for Your Nonprofit?

 

March 27, 2020

  1. U.S. House Passed CARES Act with Major COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
  2. Join an Online Nonprofit Town Hall Next Thursday
  3. Center Provides Input as NC House Begins Developing COVID-19 Relief Solutions
  4. Help! (And Where Do I Go to Get Help?)
  5. Census Tip of the Week: Check Out the Census Response Rate in Your County
  6. Extension of Tax Filing Deadline to July 15 Does Not Apply to Most Nonprofits
  7. Executive Order Closes Some Businesses (Including Some Nonprofit Operations)

 

March 26, 2020 - Special Edition

  1. Congress Close to Passing the CARES Act with Major COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
  2. Forgivable Small Business Loans Could Help Nonprofits Stay in Business
  3. Unemployment Relief Would Provide Aid for Workers and Nonprofits
  4. CARES Act Includes (Limited) Universal Charitable Deduction
  5. Many Appropriations in CARES Act Would Benefit Nonprofits
  6. Center Provides Input as NC House Begins Developing COVID-19 Relief Solutions
  7. Learn More About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

 

March 20, 2020

  1. COVID-19: Let Us Know How the Center Can Help Your Nonprofit
  2. Congress Approves (Some) Coronavirus Relief for Nonprofits and Others                                                 
  3. Nonprofits Seek Significant Relief in Next Round of COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation
  4. Center Advocates for State Leaders to Include Nonprofits in COVID-19 Relief
  5. Governor Cooper Eases Unemployment Access in Response to COVID-19
  6. North Carolina Nonprofits Eligible for Low-Interest SBA Loans
  7. Census Tip of the Week: The Census Goes on, Despite Coronavirus

 

March 13, 2020

  1. COVID-19: Let Us Know How the Center Can Help Your Nonprofit
  2. Governments Take Action on Coronavirus Containment and Relief
  3. In-Person Nonprofit Town Halls Cancelled, Switched to Webinars
  4. Census Tip of the Week: It’s Now Time to Complete the Census!
  5. Legislative Study Committee Considers Exemptions on New Tax on E-Learnings
  6. New Data Shows Decline in Charitable Giving in 2018 
  7. Controversy Continues in Proposed For-Profit Conversion of .org Registry

 

March 6, 2020

  1. Census Tip of the Week: Key Dates to Know for the 2020 Census (Starting Next Week)
  2. Join a Free Webinar on Fixing the Rules on Federal Government Grants with Nonprofits
  3. DHHS Offers Tips on Coronavirus Response in North Carolina
  4. Join in a Nonprofit Public Policy Conversation This Spring

 

February 28, 2020

  1. Early Voting Ends Tomorrow for March 3 Primary 
  2. Census Tip of the Week: It’s Not Too Late to Develop Your Messaging
  3. Join a Free Webinar on Fixing the Rules on Federal Government Grants with Nonprofits
  4. Join in a Nonprofit Public Policy Conversation This Spring
  5. Public Charge Rule Now in Effect
  6. New Resources Provide Fiscal and Policy Snapshots of North Carolina and Other States

 

February 21, 2020

  1. Learn What Your Nonprofit Can (and Can’t) Do in an Election Year
  2. Early Voting Is Open for March 3 Primary
  3. Census Tip of the Week: Your Nonprofit Can Help #CountAllKids in North Carolina
  4. Federal Court Ruling Likely Means No 2020 Medicaid Expansion in NC
  5. Let Us Know: Are Vendors Asking Your Nonprofit for Sales Tax Exemption Certificate?
  6. Free Webinar on Fixing Rules on Federal Government Grants with Nonprofits
  7. State Court Blocks Photo ID Requirements for Voting
  8. Center to Offer Nonprofit Town Halls This Spring

 

February 14, 2020

  1. Early Voting is Open for the March 3 Primary 
  2. Legislative Study Committee Could Consider Changes to Taxation of Digital Educational Programs
  3. Census Tip of the Week: Learn About Online Census in Less than 10 Minutes!
  4. Next Tuesday is the Deadline to Apply for “Get-Out-the-Count” Funding
  5. President Trump Recommends Steep Cuts to Safety Net Programs in Budget Proposal
  6. IRS Guidance Expected on Silo-ing of Unrelated Business Income Tax
  7. New IRS Guidance Suggests that 501(c)(3) Subsidiaries Cannot Form PACs
  8. IRS Holds Hearing on Donor Disclosure Requirements for Non-501(c)(3) Organizations

 

February 7, 2020

  1. Census Tip of the Week: Key Dates to Know for the 2020 Census
  2. Today Is Deadline to Register to Vote on March 3 
  3. Bonus Census Tip of the Week: More Funding Available for “Get-Out-the-Count” Activities
  4. Reminder: Your Nonprofit Can Get a Refund if You Paid UBIT on Parking or Transportation
  5. Implementation of “Public Charge” Rule to Begin Later this Month

 

January 31, 2020

  1. Census Tip of the Week: Join a Statewide Convening Next Tuesday to Get Out the Count
  2. U.S. Supreme Court Allows “Public Charge” Rule to Move Forward
  3. Legislative Study Committee Could Consider Tax Law Changes Affecting Nonprofits
  4. Absentee Ballots Now Available for Statewide Primary Election
  5. IRS Requiring Tax Exemptions to be Filed Electronically

 

January 24, 2020

  1. IRS Provides Guidance to Help Nonprofit Get Refunds of Parking Tax
  2. Census Tip of the Week: Opportunities for Free Training on Census Engagement for Nonprofits
  3. OMB Proposes New Rules to Improve Uniform Guidance Indirect Cost Guarantee
  4. Bonus Census Tip of the Week: Free Census Engagement Training Available for Nonprofits 
  5. A Great New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit: Strengthen Your Advocacy!
  6. Absentee Ballots Now Available for Statewide Primary Election
  7. State Charity Regulators Express Concerns about Sale of .ORG Domain 
  8. State Court Issues Order to Develop Plans for Significant New State Education Spending

 

January 17, 2020

  1. Legislators Stick with Piecemeal State Budget
  2. Early Voting Opens Next Month for Statewide Primary Election
  3. Census Tip of the Week: Opportunities for Free Training on Census Engagement for Nonprofits
  4. Final 2019 Lobbying Expense Reports Due Next Week
  5. Recent Change in Retirement Laws Does Not Affect IRA Charitable Rollover
  6. A Great New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit: Strengthen Your Advocacy!

 

January 10, 2020

  1. A Great New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit: Strengthen Your Advocacy!
  2. Congressional Leaders Ask IRS to Help with Nonprofits’ Refunds on Transportation Taxes
  3. NC Senate Could Revisit State Budget Next Week
  4. New Federal Budget and Tax Laws Include Many Provisions Affecting Nonprofits
  5. Census Tip of the Week: Learn About Hard-to-Count Areas in Your Community
  6. Court Order Means No Voter ID Requirement for March 3 Primary Election
  7. Final 2019 Lobbying Expense Reports Due by January 23
  8. IRS Increases Standard Business Mileage Rates for 2020 
  9. Report Documents Failures of Flawed Form 1023-EZ 
  10. Taxpayer Advocate Report Highlights Recent Court Challenges to Charitable Contributions