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2020 State Legislative Summary

State Policy Decisions Affecting NC Nonprofits in 2020

Updated: July 2, 2020

By David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy

The NC General Assembly concluded the main part of its 2020 legislative session early on Friday, June 26. During their short session this year, legislators considered

Building Assets

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

How do we develop operational practices in the area of program design, management, and evaluation that incorporates equity and cultural sensitivity to those we seek to serve? In building our organizations, are we looking through an asset-based lens to design programs? How we view the community we serve and those who will receive our services influences our program design and subsequent management and evaluation of those services. 

Silent No More #BlackLivesMatter

“If you fail to act now, history will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over 60 years have passed since Dr. King made this “Plea to the White Community,” yet his words have astounding relevance today. How far have we (not) come? Have we been too silent?   

In Tribute to Andrea Harris

The news of Andrea Harris’ death spread quickly and widely. Born in 1948 she passed over on May 20, 2020. In the days since she died, her life is being celebrated by so many - personal friends, professional colleagues and a loving family. I join with all those who have expressed their love and admiration to add mine.

Practice the ‘Human’ in Human Resources

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

In the best of times, organizations will identify and implement best practices for human resources and personnel management. These practices evolve and adapt to meet the needs of the nonprofit as it builds, thrives, and sustains itself over time. Following these practices helps nonprofits offer our employees and volunteers an optimal working environment.

We're With You

We are being confronted by something so much bigger than ourselves. We are all being called upon to rise to do our very best. And we are rising to meet the need. The nonprofit sector is always front and center in times of disaster and challenges that face our communities. This time will be no different. Our sector faces into difficulties, not away from them.

“Full Cost” Is the Way Forward

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

Managing a nonprofit’s finances is no small or easy task. Nonprofits and those who seek to do good while making a difference in our communities are to be commended for their ability to manage resources and revenue. More often than not, nonprofits make a way when many would say there appears to be no way. To make things happen for the good, they become creative as they leverage financial support with in-kind donations and volunteer labor.

Take Precautions and Prepare for COVID-19

Update as of March 16, 2020: In response to COVID-19, many of our Center staff will be working remotely. We will try to maintain a high level of service but appreciate your patience if it takes us some extra time to respond. During this period, email is the best way to reach us, many resources are available on our website, and we’ll post updates on Twitter and Facebook.