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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.

State contracting, short time limits to fulfill contracts and overly burdensome requirements that result in nonprofits delivering mammoth reams of documents to the state was a topic of conversation between newly elected Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney and nonprofit leaders at this month’s Nonprofit Capital Exchange.

The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of non-profit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday.

HB 1334, sponsored by Representative Daniels, adds clarifying language to RSA 275:48 that would allow employee withholding for charitable organizations, including the charitable organization the employee works for.


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