Effective on January 1, 2017, the registration threshold for lobbying under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act has been increased from $12,500 to $13,000 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. The registration threshold is updated every four years, with the next update in 2021.
With the specter of budget cuts looming, many advocates in the 501(c)(3) world are looking for ways to save their programs and the jobs of the people who carry out the functions and mission of their organization.
President Trump’s recent statement is raising questions about political activity by houses of worship and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits, as well as the history and content of the amendment itself.
Parks Foundation v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue raises significant yet rarely addressed issues regarding the application of the Internal Revenue Code’s lobbying rules to private foundations and charitable organizations.
With rumors of additional executive actions coming down the pipes, many nonprofits are left wondering whether their efforts to combat or support these actions qualify as lobbying and could affect their lobbying limits.
Form 990 season is almost here. But don’t be intimidated, we have you covered!
On January 20th, the same day he took the oath of office, President Donald Trump filed paperwork with the FEC paving the way for a possible re-election run in 2020. Does this mean 501(c)(3)s cannot criticize his actions and protest since he is officially a “candidate”? NO.
There are a number of bills on the table that could greatly affect the rights of Texans. Not only are nonprofits allowed to lobby, lobbying is a truly effective way for groups to address the needs of their constituents. Here are some of our more popular tools and resources.
While c3s cannot imply they will work to support or oppose any elected officials when they are next up for election, they can actively be involved as new administrations take shape and begin governing.
Advocacy is an important tool for your nonprofit to achieve its mission! It can take many forms—public education, litigation, and even lobbying—and there is no “one size fits all” approach. These tips can help your organization start the new year right.