Hardly a week goes by without someone telling me, in a matter-of-fact tone, "there are just too many nonprofits in New Hampshire." The confidence with which they make the declaration, and the implication that something is surely amiss, never fails to surprise me.
Posted on: Monday, August 5, 2013
For the second year in a row, New Hampshire has been ranked first in the nation for overall child well-being.
Posted on: Monday, June 24, 2013
It is surprising how something so obvious remains hidden until you step back and listen. At our recent Board Excellence Symposium, I listened to Susan Meier, national governance expert and was, once again, reminded of the importance of paying attention, lots of attention, to the culture nurtured in the board room. As Susan quipped, “culture will always trump everything when it comes to board effectiveness.”  
Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Before a crowd of board and executive nonprofit leaders at the June 14th Symposium on Board Governance, the 2013 Board Excellence Award was presented to Manchester business leader, Dick Rawlings.
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Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The NH Center for Nonprofits, partnering with the NH Charitable Foundation, launched their High Impact Volunteer Engagement Program with ten NH nonprofits who were accepted into the year-long program after a competitive process.
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Posted on: Monday, June 17, 2013
The NH House recently voted 235-93 to kill SB 100, which would have eliminated the requirement for an employer to provide employees with the option to receive payment via a live check. Instead of mandating that all employers offer a live check option, SB 100 would have permitted an employer to pay wages with a pay card, if an employee chooses not to participate in direct deposit. Read more
Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013
For a dozen years, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and New Hampshire Public Radio have jointly produced Giving Matters. This radio series demonstrates the positive impacts of New Hampshire nonprofit organizations, and how our quality of life is nourished and enhanced by the nonprofit sector and those who support it with their time, treasure and talent. We have featured over 230 nonprofits to date - telling powerful stories of the work that charitable groups do to strengthen communities and enrich lives. Giving Matters airs weekly on Saturday mornings at 8:35 AM. We are now soliciting new nonprofit story ideas for the Giving Matters series. Add your story to this tapestry!
Posted on: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Mount Washington - A brand new, interactive winter experience will soon greet summer visitors to Mount Washington, as Mount Washington Observatory prepares to perform a complete redesign and renovation of its museum at the summit. Plans for the museum, entitled “Extreme Mount Washington,” were unveiled to members of the media at a special reception this morning in North Conway.
Posted on: Friday, May 24, 2013
The whirlwind of controversy surrounding the disclosure that the Internal Revenue Service had singled out applications from conservative advocacy groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny could damage the agency’s ability to regulate charities, hinder needed efforts to update IRS rules, and deter nonprofits from expanding their advocacy efforts, say nonprofit experts.
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Posted on: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, has announced the launch of Nonprofit Explorer. This online tool for researching tax-exempt organizations includes nonprofit tax return data released by the IRS in April 2013 for tax returns processed by the IRS during 2012. This generally consists of filings for the 2011 fiscal year, but may include older records.
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Posted on: Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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