Nonprofits Can (and Should) Consider Giving Staff Paid Time Off to Vote

Deviré Robinson,Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement, Foundation For The Carolinas and Board Chair, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

As Early Voting is underway in North Carolina, I want to use my position as the Center’s Board chair to highlight the Board’s unanimous decision to adopt a written policy allowing all Center staff to take paid time off to vote. 

Know Better. Do Better.

Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

When you know better, you do better. –Maya Angelou

The renewed vision statement of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits adopted by our board of directors in June 2022 is: We envision a North Carolina where nonprofits are intentional in their commitment to build holistic, healthy, and equitable organizations while centering racial equity to strengthen communities.

SECC Efficiency Ratio Requirement Could Cause Problems for Some Nonprofits

Last updated: September 23, 2022

David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy

The Center recently learned that some nonprofits have been deemed ineligible for the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) because they don’t meet an “efficiency ratio” in the state regulation governing the SECC. The Center is concerned that this rule may limit the ability for some nonprofits to raise funds from state employees through the SECC.

Empowering Voters Is Nonprofit Mission Work

There's no more fitting way to lift up our nonprofits’ missions than to empower our communities during the elections process. As It’s On Us: The Nonprofit Voter Empowerment Project so clearly puts it: Nonpartisan voter engagement is one of the sector’s most effective ways to ensure that our voices, and those of the communities we serve, are “at the table” when critical policies are being decided.

A Vision for Our Future

Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

If your vision is for a year plant wheat, if your vision is for a decade plant trees, if your vision is for a lifetime plant people. –African Proverb

Creating a vision statement guides us into the future. It helps us reflect on where we have been as we consider the path forward. The Center has been on a multi-year journey to strengthen our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we’re sharing our journey as we travel this road.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness & Temporary Waiver

What is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program?

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was established by the federal government in 2007 with the intent of forgiving the remaining balance on federal student loans after borrowers had made 120 months of qualifying payments while working in certain public service jobs, including positions with governments and 501(c)(3) nonprofits.