Natalie Roetzel

New Resource for Texas Nonprofits

A new resource for the many organizations doing good work to address the needs of communities within the Houston area.

Ronnie Pawelko

A Pastor Who Knows the Tax Laws

In a surprising clip, a pastor is seen interrupting Donald Trump at a Flint, Michigan church as he gives a speech that veered into criticism of Hillary Clinton.

Ronnie Pawelko

Employee Leave Policies During Election Season

With a hotly contested presidential election drawing closer, AFJ has been receiving inquiries from organizations with employees who wish to take leave from work to volunteer for election-related activities. All employers need to consider how to deal with such leave requests, but the stakes are even higher for 501(c)(3) employers.  After all, would granting leave

Avantika Krishna

Paying Activists for Each Voter They Register?

Voter registration drives can be important, powerful additions to a nonprofit’s advocacy efforts. In this election season, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy attorneys have been fielding questions about how organizations can make their voter registration drives more effective while remaining legally compliant. Specifically, some organizations have asked whether they can incentivize and/or reward activists who register the most voters with a prize.

Avantika Krishna

Gun Violence v. Public Health: Should the CDC or the NRA decide?

With approximately 30,000 gun related deaths per year, the rate of gun violence in the United States is unparalleled by any other country in the developed world. Yet Congress continues to deny that it is a public health issue.

Shyaam Subramanian

Nonprofit Coalition Saves Health Coverage for 5,000 Fresnans

California is the first state to ask federal officials to allow undocumented immigrants in the state to buy health insurance through its state exchange, Covered California. Immigrant rights’ advocates applauded this step towards health care for all Californians, including those who are undocumented.

Avantika Krishna

IRS Issues New Rules and Guidance for 501(c)(4) Organizations to Implement PATH Act

Newly formed 501(c)(4) organizations now have a new filing requirement. The IRS has issued a final and temporary regulation along with guidance to implement new requirements for 501(c)(4) organizations that had been passed as part of the PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) Act.

Avantika Krishna

SCOTUS Decision on Whole Woman’s Health Marks Historic Progress for Women

Reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates joined in celebration bright and early on June 27, 2016 as the Supreme Court struck down targeted regulations on Texas abortion providers in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in a 5-3 decision.

Christine Reeves Strigaro

“Ban the Box,” A Case Study for Public and Private Foundation Advocacy

Ban the Box is a movement to stop employers from asking job applicants to “check the box” if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime. This hiring practice thwarts formerly incarcerated people — mainly men of color — from transitioning back into society and supporting themselves and their families.