• Earlier this year, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits sent a candidate questionnaire on nonprofit issues to all North Carolina candidates for Congress and the NC General Assembly. The questionnaire is intended to help nonprofit leaders learn more about the candidates on their ballots in the 2022 election and also to help candidates have a better awareness of the work of nonprofits.

  • The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits invited every candidate running for statewide office in the 2022 elections to share their insights on questions of interest to nonprofits across the state. Our goal is to help voters – particularly people who work for, volunteer with, or are served by nonprofits – be better informed about candidates.

    Here are the candidate responses and contact info for US Senate:

  • This spring and fall, voters across North Carolina will go to the polls to elect new members of Congress, the state legislature, judges, and local officials. These elected officials will be entrusted to make decisions on laws and policies of critical importance to the work of every NC nonprofit. This webinar will provide an overview of the 2022 election for nonprofits, including:

  • In this webinar, you'll learn the basics about what 501(c)(3) nonprofits can and can’t do in an election year, ways nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers can (legally) engage in campaigns, and common questions (and possibly some answers!) about tricky election-year situations for nonprofits.

    Watch now!


  • This fall, North Carolina voters will have the opportunity to decide whether six amendments will be made to the North Carolina Constitution. Voters will be asked to decide on constitutional amendments that would:

  • An Essential Role for Nonprofits Why should your nonprofit get involved? It strengthens your nonprofit’s voice.  Elected officials know who votes.  They pay less attention to communities with low voter turnout. People trust nonprofits.  The people served by your nonprofit are more likely to listen to information from you than from any other source.  If your nonprofit doesn’t provide them with information about where, when, and why to vote, then they probably won’t sho

    The N.C. Center for Nonprofits has sent a candidate questionnaire asking each candidate for Governor to share their insights on several nonprofit sector issues. We encourage you to read their responses before voting in the May 8 primary. Here are their responses:  

    Democratic Candidates


    In August 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed H.B. 589, the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), which makes several significant changes to North Carolina’s election laws.  Legislators made important changes to this law in June of 2015.  Because nonprofits are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, it is important that they provide accurate, nonpartisan information to their staff, volunteers, and those they serve about the election process.  

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