Legal Compliance & Transparency

Advocacy 101: What Nonprofits Can (and Can’t) Do in Election Years (and Every Day)

Nonprofits can – and should – be advocates for their missions and for the communities they serve. This webinar will explore what it means for a nonprofit to be an advocate and the differences between “advocacy,” “lobbying,” and “political activities.” We will begin by highlighting – and quickly debunking – the four most common reasons nonprofits think they can’t (or shouldn’t) be advocates.

Defending Your Organization Against Hackers, Fraudsters, and Cyberthugs

Lee Painter, principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, presented this webinar to help your organization identify cybersecurity trends and tactics hackers are using, recognize common email phishing attacks and information security weaknesses, and outline strategies to mitigate risks related to phishing, ransomware, and other costly data breaches.

 

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Creating Respectful Workplaces in a #MeToo World

Survivors of sexual harassment and assault have pushed the envelope with the courageous #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Bold truth-telling through social media and technology has changed how allegations get reported and how organizations must respond. In fact, the federal government issued a report in its own words to "reboot workplace harassment efforts." A lot has changed with public and enforcement agency expectations for what organizations should be doing.

Guidebook for Boards of Directors of North Carolina Nonprofits

The Guidebook for Boards of Directors of North Carolina Nonprofit Corporations provides an overview of the role and responsibilities as a board member of a North Carolina nonprofit, including a primer on nonprofit organizations, essential elements of a nonprofit board, duties and liabilities of nonprofit board members, and the basics of tax exemption. Copyright ©2008

How New Tax Laws Affect Nonprofits

David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law a tax reform plan (H.R. 1) that cuts individual and corporate income tax rates and makes a variety of other changes to the Internal Revenue Code. Several parts of the tax plan affect the work of nonprofits.

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.

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.

 

Nonprofit Tax Exemption Talking Points

Why Is Nonprofit Tax Exemption Essential for North Carolina?

1. It protects taxpayers.

  • Nonprofits provide essential services that government would have to provide otherwise. Tax exemption costs much less than the cost of government having to provide the services itself.
  • Nonprofits provide public benefits in exchange for tax exemption.
  • Organizations may choose not to locate in counties or states that do not grant tax exemption. This is a potential loss for the people and economy in those locations.