|Primary Project Video Released Nationally
A video highlighting the accomplishments of the the Nonprofit Primary Project, piloted here in New Hampshire during primary season, was released on June 3rd in front of 500 nonprofit leaders from across the nation at the annual Nonprofit Congress, sponsored by the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. The project , focused on engaging the presidential candidates in a dialogue about the future of the nonprofit community, was presented at the Congress by NHCN Director Mary Ellen Jackson. Watch the video now...
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Nonprofit Congress Posts Video on Primary Project
The Nonprofit Congress, an initiative of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations, now has a video on their website in which NHCN executive director Mary Ellen Jackson describes New Hampshire’s experience with the Nonprofit Primary Project to encourage nonprofit leaders in other states to participate in the project on behalf of the nonprofit sector, both before Super Tuesday and beyond. Visit the following link to see the video:http://www.nonprofitcongress.org/?q=primaryprojectvideo
NHCN and Primary Project Featured in National Publication
The efforts of a group of NH nonprofit leaders in piloting the National Nonprofit Primary Project were highlighted in an in-depth story appearing in the January 24 edition of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article showcases the efforts of the NH Center for Nonprofits in implementing the project as a model to be replicated across the country.
It also highlights the experiences of nonprofit leaders, such as Tom Blonski of NH Catholic Charities, Joan Goshgarian of NH Business Committee for the Arts, and Monica Zulauf of the YWCA in Manchester as they posed questions about the future of the nonprofit sector to the presidential candidates during primary season.
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Presidential Candidates Quizzed about
Clinton, Huckabee, Obama, Romney, Richardson
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PENACOOK: Before a
crowd of more than 1,500 NH voters crammed into a middle school gymnasium in
Penacook this Saturday, Senator Hillary Clinton responded to NH Nonprofit
leader Joan Goshgarian who asked Clinton
about her involvement and ideas for strengthening the sector.
"It is essential that I, as President, do everything I can
to expand the nonprofit sector," remarked Clinton.
Clinton noted that she looked at the nonprofit
sector as one leg of a three-legged stool supporting America,
with the legs of the stool being made up of a vibrant corporate America,
effective government and the essential nonprofit sector.
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||Chronicle Goes Bird-Dogging with Primary Project Leaders
Chronicle of Philanthropy Correspondent Suzanne Perry teams with Mary Ellen Jackson and Robert Egger this weekend as the Nonprofit Primary Project makes one final push to educate the candidates on the impact of the nonprofit sector before the NH Primary on Tuesday.
When asked at a recent town hall meeting, how the nonprofit sector has
impacted his life, Presidential Candidate John McCain said, “Nonprofits
have impacted the lives of a lot of my friends, especially the
veterans. They have filled sometimes the void, in helping people with
rehabilitation, physical therapy, with home ownership, and with a lot
of things when, frankly, they had no place else to turn."
Read more and Watch the Video of McCain's Response
Watch Edwards Talk about Nonprofit Sector on NH Public Television
Nonprofit Primary Project committee members were successful in engaging
Presidential Candidate John Edwards in a lively discussion about the
importance of the nonprofit sector at the November 7th “Politics and
Eggs” event sponsored by the NH Political Library and the New England
Council at the Bedford Village Inn. The entire event was featured on
NHPTV Channel 11. The video of the program is available on the
station’s website, www.nhptv.org.
You can also view the entire event as well as events with other
presidential candidates by going to the NH Political Library’s website,
www.politicallibrary.org and clicking on “Politics & Eggs”.
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Edwards: President Needs to Help Americans Understand the Value of Nonprofits
that he felt “many Americans don’t make the connection that when
government cuts funding for programs there is a direct correlation to
the direct service that a nonprofit can provide,” Senator John Edwards
pledged to be a President that helps Americans “make that connection.”
offered his thoughts about the importance of strengthening and
supporting the nonprofit sector at Wednesday’s popular Politics &
Eggs event, held at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford. Several members
of the Nonprofit Primary Project, a national effort being piloted by
NHCN to bring the needs of the nonprofit sector into the presidential
debate, were on hand to ask Edwards their questions.
Hillary Clinton Addresses Nonprofit Issues in Manchester
Tuesday, October 16, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at
the YWCA in Manchester. Through the persistence of the YWCA’s executive
director Monica Zulauf, Clinton addressed how she would strengthen the
nonprofit sector if elected resident. Clinton said she already hosts a
yearly nonprofit summit in New York to bring together nonprofit leaders
who put their best ideas to the table, but if elected president, she
would work to provide more resources for nonprofits, including more
technical assistance, childcare subsidies for organizations like the
YWCA that provide childcare services, and more benefits for charitable
contributions. Clinton said she would also find ways for nonprofits to
work with the government on challenging issues. Laurette Edelmann,
assistant director of the NH Center for Nonprofits, also attended the
event with Clinton on Tuesday.
Nonprofit Leader Intersects with Presidential Candidate on Nonprofit Issues
NH Nonprofit leader, Cynthia Mills, President and
CEO of the Tree Care Industry Association, had the recent opportunity
to pose questions about the impact and future of nonprofit sector to
Presidential Candidate Arkansas Governor Mike Hukabee
during a house party. At one point in the discussion Huckabee asked
everyone in the room to raise their hand if they had an experience with
the nonprofit sector and all hands were raised.
Read her account of this encounter...
The Nonprofit Primary Project is an educational program
of the NH Center for Nonprofits. The views expressed are those of the
candidates, not of the NH Center for Nonprofits or the nonprofit host
organizations. Sponsorship of the Nonprofit Primary Project by the NH
Center for Nonprofits is not an endorsement of any presidential