Advocacy & Lobbying

Resources related to political advocacy and lobbying activities.

Walking the Talk: Impact > Intention: Implicit Bias

Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included:

Why Weakening the Johnson Amendment Would Be Devastating for Nonprofits

If you are involved with a North Carolina nonprofit, you’ve probably heard from the Center in recent weeks (probably more frequently that you would like!) encouraging you to take action to protect the Johnson Amendment. Based upon the high volume of calls, tweets, and letter signers from North Carolina (more than any other state!), it’s clear that many nonprofit staff and board members are legitimately concerned about the potential politicization of our sector.

What You Need to Know About Major Nonprofit Tax Law Changes

This fall, Congress is in the process of rewriting the Internal Revenue Code with the dual goals of lowering individual and corporate income tax rates and simplifying our nation's tax laws. This tax overhaul has major implications for all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Among other things, the tax reform proposals could reduce charitable giving, politicize 501(c)(3) nonprofits, eliminate financing options for nonprofits, and create new taxes on certain nonprofit activities.

Income Tax Cap Could Mean Unintended Burdens for Nonprofits

Income Tax Cap Could Mean Unintended Burdens for Nonprofits

Charitable nonprofits across North Carolina are concerned that the proposed constitutional amendment to cap the state’s income tax rate at 5.5% (S.817) could have unintended consequences for nonprofits that provide essential services in every community in our state. If the 5.5% income tax cap passed as a constitutional amendment, it would likely lead to new taxes, fewer private contributions, and increased burdens on charitable nonprofits.

North Carolina Nonprofits Oppose TABOR

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Charitable nonprofits across North Carolina are concerned that the Taxpayer Protection Act(also known as TABOR) would harm nonprofits that provide essential services in every community in our state. If TABOR (S.607) passed as a constitutional amendment, it would likely lead to new taxes, fewer private contributions, and increased burdens on charitable nonprofits.

 

Suggestions for Employment Status to State Legislators

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Comments of David Heinen of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits House Judiciary II Subcommittee on H.B. 482 – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thank you Mr. Chair.

On behalf of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, I wanted to bring to your attention a potential unintended consequence of the employee misclassification reform bill (H.B. 482) that could affect nonprofits. I was hoping the subcommittee would be amenable to a small clarifying change in a PCS.