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Keep Politics Out of Nonprofits

From our friends at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: Congress is seriously considering legislation to repeal or significantly weaken the longstanding law that requires 501(c)(3) nonprofits to be nonpartisan (sometimes called the “Johnson Amendment”). Politicizing 501(c)(3) organizations would damage the public’s trust in the work of nonprofits and would take money away from nonprofits’ […]

Call to Action: Support the NEA

You may have heard in the news that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. ARTS NC is issuing the first Call to Action (rest assured, there will be more), “to alert our Congress and Senate about this very real threat.” The following program is a template and […]

Take a Moment to Thank Your State Government

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: As the NC General Assembly closes up shop for the 2015-2017 Biennium Session, we turn our attention to you, our stalwart advocates, to express our admiration and respect for your diligent, intelligent, and passionate arts advocacy that carried the day for our industry. Counting the $500,000 increase in […]

Arts in NC Needs Your Help by Thursday

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: We have good news and bad news about the state budget. THE GOOD NEWS: the NC House of Representatives included a $500,000 increase for Grassroots Arts funding as allocated by the North Carolina Arts Council. THE BAD NEWS: the Senate budget did not concur. Therefore, arts funding will […]

Call to Action Extended

From ARTS North Carolina: If you have taken action to communicate with Legislators about the North Carolina Arts Council budget and about tax reform affecting all nonprofit arts organizations, THANK YOU!! If you have not taken action, contacting Legislators should be this week’s priority. The current Call to Actions do not expire until the conference […]

New Call to Action for Members

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: The 2013-2015 North Carolina biennium budget has entered the “conference” phase. There are profound differences between the House and the Senate regarding grants recommendations for the North Carolina Arts Council. Over the two year budget cycle the difference is a loss of $1,280,000 (Senate) or a loss of […]

Ed Southern on the Arts as Economic Engine

A guest column by North Carolina Writers’ Network Executive Director Ed Southern appeared in yesterday’s Winston-Salem Journal. For nearly a century now, our state has built, sustained and justified a remarkable tradition of support for the arts. We opened a state-sponsored School of the Arts despite the opponents who dismissed it as “toe-dancing school.” We […]