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Nonprofits Recover 70% of Initial COVID-19 Job Losses

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit employment through October 2021. Following an anemic September, October’s report brought good news—with nonprofits adding nearly 45,000 jobs during the month, the sector has now recovered 70% of the 1.64 million jobs initially estimated to have been lost during the first three months of the pandemic. Read more
Posted on: November 15, 2021

National Findings on Diversity and Representation in the Nonprofit Sector

This factsheet shares some national findings on diversity in nonprofit organizations and is part of a larger Nonprofit Trends and Impacts Report which also looks at donation trends between 2015 and 2020 as well as first-year impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Posted on: November 8, 2021

New Data on COVID-19 Impact on Low- to Moderate- Income People

The Federal Reserve released the initial results of its recent nationwide survey conducted to learn more about the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income people and communities and the entities – primarily nonprofits – serving them. 
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nonprofits shed jobs for the first time since December 2020

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit employment through September 2021. For the first time this year, September’s jobs report showed an overall decline in nonprofit jobs, led by a sizable loss of jobs in the education and health care sectors. Read more
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Independent Sector Releases Update to Health of the Nonprofit Sector Report

The Independent Sector Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Quarterly Review report is new for 2021, and focuses on nonprofit employment and economic contributions to the nation. It follows publication of the first Independent Sector Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Annual Report, which was released in 2020. The annual report is a more comprehensive resource that conveys important information on the current health of the U.S. nonprofit sector across multiple dimensions and in a single, accessible format.
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Nonprofits Regained Nearly 81,000 Jobs in March, but Still Face a Long Road to Full Recovery

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit employment through March 2021. All fields of nonprofit activity experienced significant job gains during the month for the first time since August 2020, though these still left nonprofit jobs well below pre-COVID-19 levels.
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Nonprofit Job Loss - Time to Recovery Projected to be 2 Years

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit job losses through January 2021. The report also projects the amount of time it will require to return to pre-pandemic employment levels - currently at 2 years.
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Nonprofits Lost Over 50K Jobs in December

In a continuing effort to track the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nonprofit employment, this report from the Center for Civil Society Studies documents estimates of nonprofit job losses through December 2020, as reflected in the December BLS Employment Situation Report. What these data reveal is a striking reversal of the admittedly tepid growth in nonprofit employment in the prior three months, leaving nonprofit employment still down by a conservatively-estimated nearly 930,000 jobs by the end of the year. The report then goes on to track the slow recovery of nonprofit jobs over the past several months and then to estimate the likely time to full recovery given the new information about vaccine availability and potentially energized federal attention promised by the incoming national administration.
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Impact of Pandemic on Nonprofit Employment

Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies has released their latest analysis of national data on employment in the nonprofit sector. The Johns Hopkins Economic Data Project has undertaken a series of estimates of the projected impact of COVID-related job losses on nonprofits, beginning with an estimated 1.6 million job losses from March through May included in their 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report.
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nonprofit Employment Recovery 2% in September

The Center for Civil Society Studies released a new report based on data from the BLS Employment Situation Report that estimate nonprofit job losses through September 2020.
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Legislation Has Some Good Signs for Nonprofits, Fate Uncertain

On May 12, House Democrats unveiled their latest proposal to confront the public health, economic, and societal consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions—HEROES—Act, the roughly $3 trillion bill is perhaps a starting point for negotiations once all parties can be coaxed to the table. If negotiations do start with the HEROES Act, it would represent yet another positive step for nonprofit advocates who have lifted their voices nationwide.
Posted on: May 14, 2020

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

The White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB ) Proposes Regulations to Improve Uniform Guidance Indirect Cost Rules

The federal rules governing grants to nonprofits would be substantially improved under proposed revisions to the Uniform Guidance recently published by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. 
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Guidance for nonprofits on refunds of transportation tax

The IRS released guidance January 21st that will help nonprofits get refunds of taxes they paid on the now-repealed tax on nonprofit transportation benefits.
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Complete Repeal of Taxes on Transportation Benefits

In an end-of-year push, nonprofits nationwide scored a huge victory late Friday night (12/20/2019): the comprehensive budget bill passed by Congress, and signed into law by the President, includes a complete repeal of the federal unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits that provide transportation benefits to their employees.  
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Nonprofits Fight Sale Of .ORG Registry

Posted on: December 10, 2019


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