Gut Checking: How to Re-wire the Unconscious Mind

Gut Checking: How to re-wire the unconscious mind

Imagine for a moment that you are driving in an unfamiliar city and you happen upon a mural that you simply must stop to see more closely. You pull over, park your car on the side of the road, get out of the car, and pull out your phone to snap a picture. In your periphery, you see a group of young men walking towards you. What do you do? Do you wave at the young men because they remind you of your children’s friends or sensing possible danger, do you try to get back in your car unnoticed and drive away?

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.

Joan Garry Talks to a Martian

Joan Garry will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NC Nonprofits Conference, Embracing Uncertainty, September 13-15 in Concord.  She’ll also present a concurrent session entitled “How to Create a Five-Star Elevator Pitch.”  You don’t want to miss her, so act now to register before rates go up September 7. The Center interviewed her in anticipation of her visit to North Carolina, and this is what she had to say.

Debunking Five Common Myths About the Johnson Amendment

On May 4, President Trump and leaders in Congress took aim at nonprofit nonpartisanship with a pair of actions that were, in the words of the National Council of Nonprofits, “coordinated, ruthless, and effective.” These moves follow up on President Trump’s February announcement that he intends to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.”

Highlights (and Fabricated Statistics) from the 2017 Nonprofit Town Hall Series

Earlier this year, the Center organized a series of Nonprofit Town Hall meetings around the state. These meetings – in Fayetteville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Jacksonville, Research Triangle Park, and Asheville – gave nonprofits an opportunity to connect with elected officials, learn about nonprofit sector trends and policy issues, and share their concerns about how the current political climate may affect their organizations.