State Associations in the News

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Program has been around for a while, but waiver makes it easier to qualify

Rosey Higgs works for the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) and said when she graduated college navigating her student loan payments was tough.

Tags: Nebraska, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Student Debt
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City delays leave Baltimore nonprofits waiting up to two years for needed funds

Baltimore City’s backlog of payments to local nonprofits for federal housing grants ballooned during the pandemic, leaving many organizations to wait between 18 months and two years to receive their promised funds.

Tags: Maryland, Government-Nonprofit Contracting
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Nonprofit and Government Employees Could Get Student Loans Forgiven

According to Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, many borrowers who qualify for PSLF are women, people of color, low-income or first-generation college students.

Tags: California, Student Debt, Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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Michigan Nonprofit Association to help oversee $50M relief grant program

The Michigan Nonprofit Association is gearing up to help oversee a new $50 million grant program included in the latest state budget to help small nonprofits recover from pandemic-related losses.

Tags: Michigan, American Rescue Plan Act, #Relief4Charities
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Nonprofits rarely have funds for tech updates. It's putting them at risk.

But funding for cybersecurity and IT upgrades is scarce, said Rick Cohen, COO and chief communications officer for the Washington, D.C.-based National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Technology, Fundraising, Government-Nonprofit Contracting
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For nonprofits, a voice in lobbying is often out of reach due to rules

Nonprofit New York, a group that represents hundreds of nonprofits in the downstate region, has compiled a policy brief that found national data indicates 3 percent of nonprofit organizations engage in lobbying — many dissuaded to engage in that...

Tags: New York, Lobbying, Advocacy
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Worker Shortage Hits MT Nonprofit World Hard

The country has a worker shortage - and it's leading to hard times for nonprofits.

Tags: Montana, Workforce Shortage
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Salary competition adds to staffing challenges for nonprofits

Kelley Kuhn, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, noted that nonprofits’ operating funds have often declined during the pandemic. Some nonprofits have seen record years for fundraising, while others are continuing to struggle...

Tags: #Relief4Charities, Workforce Shortage, Michigan
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Carney proposes record $4.9B budget

While grants-in-aid funding is up slightly over last year’s initial proposal, Sheila Bravo, president and CEO of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, a state industry association for nonprofits, said she expected to lobby the...

Tags: Delaware, State Budget
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Survey finds racial gaps in Detroit nonprofit leadership: What that means

Nonprofits operating in Detroit, a predominantly Black city, have racial gaps in leadership and those gaps likely lead to less access to capital, a first of its kind ...

Tags: Diversity, Michigan

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