• When COVID-19 hit, our world changed. Organizations had to decide how to move forward while dealing with unanswered questions about what this would mean for your team, for your stakeholders, and for your partners. While nonprofits’ missions are more important than ever, the public, media, and funders are focused on work and messages directly related to COVID-19.

  • Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

  • Lisa Hazirjian, Ph.D., Win Together Consulting

    What if elections were decided by voters who believe in your nonprofit’s mission and share your organization’s core values?

  • Advocacy should be an important part of the work of every nonprofit, but many organizations fear it because they assume they don’t have the staff capacity, tools, or funding to advocate effectively. Spoiler alert: There is no “right” way for a nonprofit to advocate for its mission! This webinar will begin with a series of questions for nonprofits to assess ways their organizations can most effectively strengthen their programs and services by being stronger advocates.

  • Nonprofits can – and should – be advocates for their missions and for the communities they serve. This webinar will explore what it means for a nonprofit to be an advocate and the differences between “advocacy,” “lobbying,” and “political activities.” We will begin by highlighting – and quickly debunking – the four most common reasons nonprofits think they can’t (or shouldn’t) be advocates.

  • This article by Sonya Campion explains why engaging board members in advocacy is such an important and powerful tool to give nonprofits a voice. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

  • Tips in 13 Ways To Create Good Luck in the Legislature can help you succeed in any state legislative session. You can use the same principles with local elected officials, too.

    © 2011 North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Inc. From Common Ground, a publication of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits,



  • Today's environment for nonprofits is full of tempting traps that can take the organization off its core mission. Learn about the top ten traps and how to avoid them. (North Carolina Center for Nonprofits)

  • Jeanne Canina Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

    July 17, 2018

  • Debunk Nonprofit Myths

    Some assumptions about nonprofits are like urban legends. Like the legendary alligators in New York City sewers, these stories have gained credibility through their longevity. Let’s debunk some such myths: 1 Nonprofits can’t make a profit. The IRS guidelines clearly state that profits can’t be distributed to nonprofit board members (as corporate profits are to shareholders), but they don’t say that nonprofits can’t have profits.

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