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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?”

The NH Center for Nonprofits and NH Charitable Foundation will be sending a letter to both Senator Ayotte and Senator Shaheen regarding the America Gives More Act, and we need your support.

A bill that will help minimize the red tape and easily allow owners of cars valued between $500 to $5000 to donate the automobiles to charitable nonprofits has been introduced in the US House of Representatives.

Nonprofits across the country are calling on the US Senate to pass the America Gives More Act.

Rep. Paul Ryan believes that charitable organizations should be a guiding light for the federal government — the anti-thesis of a Washington bureaucracy that he says is bloated and ineffective. But the kind of intensive case management that he’s proposed for every recipient of major federal benefits — ranging from food stamps and heating aid to housing vouchers and child-care assistance — isn’t cheap. Ryan hasn’t accounted for the costs and suggested Wednesday that charitable organizations, state, and local governments should help foot the bill.

NHPR's coverage of SB 120, which Governor Hassan recently signed into law.

In less than six months new reforms governing payments to nonprofits for their indirect (overhead) and other costs will go into effect. To prepare the National Council of Nonprofits has pulled together resource to help nonprofits learn what the reforms do and why they matter to nonprofits.

The National Council of Nonprofits and The Urban Institute both released reports today on government-nonprofit contracting: one highlighting problem areas and possible solutions, and the other providing state and national data on contracting practices.

Valerie Acres, of Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, on the nonprofit legislation from 2014 that may reappear in 2015.

Last week the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee recommended that the controversial "board training" bill be referred to interim study. Comments during the Executive Session acknowledged that the proposal was overly broad in its targeting of the nonprofit sector and overly narrow in its potential effectiveness.

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