National Issues

Latest Coronavirus Economic Relief Package Passed

On Friday, the President signed Congress' latest coronavirus economic relief package, which includes additional aid to small businesses - including nonprofits - and hospitals. Read the article on NHPR
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program falls short in New Hampshire

Some 126 New Hampshire businesses – less than one in 200 – have received emergency loans directly from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to figures released by the agency earlier this week on its website.
Posted on: April 22, 2020

IRS Extends Tax Day for Nonprofits

The Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday it would give nonprofits more time to file their informational tax returns due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, nonprofits facing tax deadlines of April 1 to July 14 now have until July 15.
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act (Pub. L. 116-136) defined a number of programs that charitable nonprofits will be eligible to apply for. The National Council of Nonprofits outlines the characteristics of each type of loan available through this act.
Posted on: April 5, 2020

How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19

Nonprofit Quarterly asked Tim Delaney, president & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, to share insights about how nonprofits might utilize the new federal legislation relating to coronavirus to advance their missions. 
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Impact of Five Charitable Giving Policy Proposals

Independent Sector has released an analysis of the potential impact of five distinct federal policy ideas meant to increase charitable giving. 
Posted on: June 18, 2019

NH Center for Nonprofits Policy Framework

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.
Posted on: December 13, 2016

“Who Has the Time” and Other Questions on Nonprofit Advocacy

Earlier this summer, a nationally prominent nonprofit leader said this to an audience of people from public charities and private foundations: “Nonprofits have a duty to advocate on behalf of the people who have no voice, to demand social justice.” Many in the audience nodded in agreement; others waited politely for him to get past his warm-up comments to get to something they hadn’t heard before. One audience member was heard muttering under her breath, “yeah, but who has the time?”
Posted on: October 14, 2014
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