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Give Voice to the Sector

To promote an environment in which nonprofits can thrive and best serve New Hampshire, the Center works to affirm the impact of the sector, unify its base and establish its leadership role in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, CDFA, and the Center Advocate for Nonprofit Relief Fund

Following invitations to testify to the committees advising the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Community Development Finance Authority and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, has proposed that the state establish a Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Fund.
Posted on: May 11, 2020

NH Nonprofits Report Impact of COVID-19

NH nonprofit leaders shared their experience in a recent survey during the week of April 20th.  This is the second pulse survey compiled by the Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. See previous data.   Virtually all respondents cited major disruptions to their organizations and are  [NH state word cloud] adapting their services to meet critical needs in our communities while keeping their constituents, staff and volunteers safe.
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Reardon, Ober and Others Testify about Impact on Nonprofits

Center CEO, Kathleen Reardon, NH Charitable Foundation President Dick Ober and other nonprofits leaders gave testimony on Friday, April 24 to the legislative advisory board for the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR)
Posted on: April 27, 2020

SBA approved 4,400 NH Paycheck Protection loans in first week

NHBR reports that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved some 4,400 Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans totaling $1.06 billion in the first week the program was rolled out, according to a press release issue Monday morning by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Posted on: April 13, 2020

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

NH Gambling Panel Wants to Change Existing Law

A panel working on regulations for a future casino in New Hampshire also wants to make changes to existing laws governing charity gambling. The New Hampshire Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority decided Wednesday to draft legislation that looks at the state’s existing rules separately from those it is writing to regulate a casino if one is approved.
Posted on: November 7, 2013

Bill Aimed at Taxing Nonprofits

As communities grapple with funding deficits and policy makers push to squeeze money from any source possible, once again taxing nonprofit institutions is being proposed. The tax exempt status of nonprofits is time-honored agreement between society and nonprofits, but current thinking on the issue is vastly divided.  One NH lawmaker is proposing a bill aimed at nonprofit hospitals and universities.  Since the implications of this proposal impacts the entire sector, NH Center for Nonprofits will closely monitor the bill, provide timely updates and information from around the country. Look for a future convening on this topic.
Read more about this from the Concord Monitor
Posted on: October 4, 2013

Take advantage of summer recess and get in front of your lawmakers!

Our legislators are home from Washington for their summer recess. It is a perfect opportunity get on their calendars. Invite your elected officials to visit your organization to see the value of the programs that you offer! Take the opportunity to enhance your representative’s understanding of the work that you do and the nonprofit sector as a whole.
Posted on: August 13, 2013

Medicaid Expansion: NHFPI Fact Sheet

As the legislature's Medicaid expansion study commission gets underway, NHFPI has prepared a fact sheet that provides some basic information about the New Hampshire Medicaid program. It shows that:
  • The largest group of Medicaid beneficiaries are children -- currently 59 percent of program members.  
  • The program does not reach the majority of the poorest adults in New Hampshire. Adults without children or disabilities cannot participate no matter how low their income.
Read more
Posted on: July 15, 2013

Advocacy by the Numbers

The breadth of nonprofit sector in NH and impact on its citizens is impressive. These nonprofits provide the very real products and services that touch all NH citizens in some way, and that citizens often rely upon, each and every day; from health care to education and from natural resources and arts and culture. Every day the dedicated and skilled workforce of the nonprofit sector are providing advances in these areas, all while playing a large role in the state’s economy.
Posted on: June 26, 2013

Got a Story to Tell?

What is your nonprofit doing? Every day there is news of the great work being done by organizations around the state.  How can we promote YOU? Send us your latest initiatives, your latest successes and your eye-opening impact data, and stories. Let’s highlight and demonstrate the nonprofit sector's collective impact to help you meet your missions.
Posted on: June 25, 2013

NHFPI Analysis of Governor's Budget

In submitting her proposed fiscal year 2014-2015 budget to the Legislature in February, Governor Maggie Hassan described it as one that “begins rebuilding” from the steep cuts in spending adopted during previous budget debates. NHFPI has published a budget brief examining Governor Hassan’s proposed appropriations and recommended policy changes.
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Posted on: March 14, 2013
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