Category: News

Fox61 | The Real Story: Denying tax exemptions

The Real Story: Denying tax exemptions July 15, 2018, By Al Terzi and Jenn Bernstein HARTFORD — Many Connecticut cities and towns, dealing with the decline in financial aid from the state, have found a new way to boost revenue: They are denying property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations. How the non-profits are fighting back…. Read more »

Westfair | Survey: Nonprofits’ tax-exempt status under attack

Survey: Nonprofits’ tax-exempt status under attack By Kevin Zimmerman – July 9, 2018 A member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance has found that an increasing number of municipalities in the state are denying or challenging nonprofits’ property tax exemptions. A total of 35 nonprofits responded to the survey, with 66 percent saying… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie | Alliance: 41 Towns Deny Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits

Alliance: 41 Towns Deny Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 4:00am 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,… Read more »

Total Charitable Donations In Connecticut Rises; Number Of Individuals Giving Falls

Total Charitable Donations In Connecticut Rises; Number Of Individuals Giving Falls By Hayley Harding | June 21, 2018 | Hartford Courant Total charitable donations are on the rise in Connecticut, but fewer people are giving, a report released last week from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy found. In its Connecticut Giving Report, the council shared… Read more »

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care By Gian-Carl Casa | March 28, 2018 | CTNewsJunkie As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs… Read more »

Funding nonprofits is essential, necessary — and they should not be cut

Funding nonprofits is essential, necessary — and they should not be cut By Gian-Carl Casa | CT Viewpoints Connecticut’s community nonprofits are in a precarious state. Year after year of tight state budgets have put increasing pressure on providers, leaving them to face an uncertain future at a time when the demand for essential services… Read more »

New Haven Independent: Not-For-Profits Plead: Stop The Cuts

Not-For-Profits Plead: Stop The Cuts By Markeshia Ricks | February 9, 2018 | New Haven Independent “More than 80 heads of local not-for-profits got state lawmakers in a room to urge them to stop the budget blood-letting that’s stretching their operations at a time of great need The directors and some of their employees and… Read more »

The Day: Nonprofit Workers and Clients Take Concerns to Local Legislators

Nonprofit Workers and Clients Take Concerns to Local Legislators By Erica Moser | February 6, 2018 | The Day Norwich — One day before the start of the 2018 legislative session, more than 70 nonprofit workers, advocates and service recipients gathered at the Otis Library for a discussion on the state of nonprofits in the… Read more »

Norwich Bulletin: Looming State Budget, Federal Tax Plan Cause Uneasiness

Looming State Budget, Federal Tax Plan Cause Uneasiness Among Local Nonprofits By Stephanie Menders | February 6, 2018 | Norwich Bulletin NORWICH — As she sought resources after suffering from trauma-related issues, Kimberly Miller became a member of Reliance Health in 2012. Since then, she has gone back to school and began working part-time. “And… Read more »

CT Mirror: CT could reap big savings with more competitive bidding

Panel: CT Could Reap Big Savings with More Competitive Bidding By Keith M. Phaneuf | January 29, 2018 | CT Mirror “A new report asserts state government could save as much as $260 million per year — and potentially more in the future — by ensuring all service contracts are subjected to competitive bidding. But… Read more »