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A statement regarding President Trump's promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment.

The nonprofit sector plays an essential role in enhancing the economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being of the people of New Hampshire. The NH Center for Nonprofits advocates for public policies that advance, improve, and protect the ability of New Hampshire's nonprofits to achieve their missions and effectively serve their communities.

The following policy framework provides the context to guide advocacy, education, and the development of specific policy agendas and strategic engagement.

A preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor's Overtime Final Rule has been issued by a federal district judge in Texas, meaning the new overtime rules will not go into effect on December 1. However, the Department of Labor will appeal the judge's decision and it's unclear whether or not the injunction will be made permanent.

In this timely article from the Nonprofit Quarterly, Editor-in-Chief Ruth McCambridge takes a pragmatic look at what nonprofit boards can do right now as news reports predict an impending period of instability that may or may not come to fruition. She posits that in times like these, “Good governance and effective, efficient management are never more important.”

In a new report, The Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum, the National Council of Nonprofits presents the findings from a national survey of nonprofits with government grants and contracts regarding the challenges of compliance with the new overtime regulations.

Policy changes coming out of Washington, D.C., this spring are expected to affect the costs and operations of New Hampshire nonprofit organizations that have government grants and contracts. The policy changes involve the expected publication of the Labor Department's revised overtime regulations and potential revisions to the OMB Uniform Guidance affecting how nonprofits spend grant funds.

Governor Maggie Hassan formally swore in Jeffrey Meyers as New Hampshire's Commissioner of Health and Human Services at the statehouse on February 1st.

The NH Secretary of State has issued a correction to the nonprofit entity revocation letters they sent at the beginning of the year.

The Treasury Department and IRS announced this week that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation.

Governor Hassan has nominated Jeff Meyers to replace current DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas, who will step down on January 8th.

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