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Nonprofits - Understanding the American Rescue Plan

In January, Together SC’s Board of Directors adopted the 2021 Advocacy Agenda. At the top of that list is “COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits”. Since then, we’ve been monitoring the Statehouse and Congress on where exactly additional relief would come. We got our answer in March the ARP.

05/24/2021

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ARP Funding Full Guidance - Nonprofit Perspective and Opportunities

This blog post contains portions pulled, with permission, from our friends at the SC Arts Alliance. Thank you SCAA! Before diving in, be sure to read our quick overview of the ARP State/Local Funding in a recent blog post here, and view our webinar on this funding here. This blog assumes that...

05/14/2021

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Senator Tim Scott Proposes to Expand the Charitable Tax Deduction

Among the many provisions in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 was the increase of the standard deduction. For 2021, those levels are now $12,550 for singles, $18,800 for heads of household, and $25,100 for married filing jointly taxpayers.

03/26/2021

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American Rescue Plan & Nonprofits - What We Know

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law earlier this month. The $1.9 trillion legislation has a number of provisions that impact all nonprofits, and we wanted to share a quick list of some general areas to highlight, plus what you can do to advocate for nonprofits now.

03/26/2021

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Embracing Our Shared Responsibility Toward Change

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC research brief: South Carolina: Structural Factors Associated with Poverty  detailing the many systemic barriers to those experiencing poverty, done in partnership with the Rural & Minority Health Research Center at the University of SC

02/15/2021

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Impact and Reach of SC CARES Nonprofit Relief Grants Program

Impact and reach of SC CARES Nonprofit Relief Grants Program to inform future advocacy options

02/14/2021

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Federal Nonprofit Policy Updates

Updates on Congressional legislative action. Based on material from the National Council of Nonprofits and the North Carolina Council for Nonprofits. Any calls to advocate for pending legislation can be found on Speaking Together. Update Jan. 29, 2021 Federal COVID Relief Plans Vague on...

01/31/2021

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Setting Our (Advocacy) Agenda

Together SC's 2021- 2022 Advocacy Agenda

01/31/2021

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State Nonprofit Policy Updates

The SC Legislature returned on January 12. Twenty-one (21) new legislators were seated (15 in the House, 6 in the Senate), and work began on a new legislative cycle. The session was cut short in 2020 due to COVID-19, which means lots of priorities of last session are still a priority - plus our...

01/30/2021

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Speaking Together - your call to advocate

Ask Federal Leaders to Provide COVID Stimulus and Relief Tailored to Nonprofits As a leader in the nonprofit sector, you know how hard our organizations have been hit by the pandemic – and how hard we’re all working to continue serving our communities through this crisis. The next...

01/27/2021

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Applying for the Paycheck Protection Program's Second Draw

Included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, signed by the President on Dec. 27, 2020, was a renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program, allowing for small businesses and nonprofit organizations to draw from the loan fund a second time. There have been some adjustments to the rules,...

01/18/2021

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This is not who we are

Together SC responds after thousands of pro-Donald Trump protesters storm the Capitol on Wednesday.

01/6/2021

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