State Associations in the News

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Raffle bill unfairly aids nonprofits linked to pro sports

A piece of legislation that would blur the line between gambling and giving is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

Tags: California, Raffles
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Study: better coordination of services to Utah refugees needed

A new study says about 45,000 refugees now live in Utah — and at least 220 separate organizations offer 388 programs to help them. But efforts often are not coordinated and may not give refugees what they really need where they need it.

Tags: Utah
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With greater need and fewer dollars, NH nonprofits compete for funds

Michael Ostrowski, the interim executive director at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, said even public entities like schools now need to raise private dollars for their projects and extracurricular activities.

Tags: New Hampshire
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Bravo’s new mission: Help all Delaware nonprofits

Sheila Bravo thinks it’s amazing how many people work in the nonprofit sector in Delaware. As the new president and corporate executive officer of the Delaware Alliance for Non-profit Advancement, she’s looking to help all of them.

Tags: Delaware
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Keeping charity close to home: Lancaster Locals 4 Locals aims to assist local nonprofits

Anne Gingerich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, suspects that the concept of keeping charity local will appeal to Lancaster residents.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Impact
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LA County supervisors reject minimum wage exemptions

Nancy Berlin from the California Association of Nonprofits said a survey of their members found that 77 percent of nonprofits support a minimum wage increase.

Tags: Minimum Wage, Employment, California
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Frederick County honors nonprofit community for 'touching lives' of others

When the economy was failing and jobs were being cut, the nonprofit community grew.

Tags: Maryland, Employment
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Charity Inc.: A state with no nonprofits?

But another question arises and causes some concern. Nonprofits – as a whole – don’t have quite the seat at the community table as our governmental and for-profit counterparts.

Tags: Oklahoma, Impact
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5 Reasons Why State Advocacy Rocks

Why is state-level advocacy so effective? For one thing, “because all politics is local,” says Jeff Shaw, director of public policy at the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits.

Tags: State Policy, Connecticut, Minnesota, Advocacy
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On Martha's Vineyard, black elites ponder the past year

“I don’t think any of us feel we are at a place where we think, ‘Oh, that wouldn’t happen,’” said Michael Weekes, 62, CEO of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers.

Tags: Massachusetts

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