HARTFORD, CT — Every four years since 1965, nonprofits have been required to remind municipal tax assessors why they should be exempt from property taxes. But according to a member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, municipalities have been denying those tax exemptions on an increasing basis. About two thirds of the 35 nonprofits responding to the survey said their properties - which had a history of being tax exempt and had no changes of use - were suddenly being denied tax exemptions in 44 towns.
State of the Nonprofit Sector
A post by Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England, on leadership in the region.
HARTFORD, CT -- The CT Nonprofit Maps interactive webpage was constructed and database developed prior to Election Day as a means of providing information about nonprofit organizations that their supporters could use to reach out to legislative candidates to advocate for the many charitable organizations in their local districts. With the winning candidates now determined, the database may prove even more helpful in advocating for nonprofit organizations in what promises to be a tight state budget in 2015. The database, developed by Connecticut-based Blueprint for Impact, is an “advocacy tool” providing a range of data and information, broken down on interactive maps by Senate district and by House district. Nonprofit organizations provide a wide variety of services throughout local communities, including some supported with state funds.
NORWALK, CT -- Nearly half of surveyed nonprofits in Fairfield County are not providing information technology training to their staff according to a new report released by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
Access resources about the challenges nonprofits face and the essential shifts for a thriving nonprofit sector. These resources were shared at the Eastern Connecticut Funder Network meeting held on March 14, 2016.
This is a really helpful and reader-friendly summary of nonprofit law that is helpful not only to journalists but to others who are sometimes perplexed by legalese.