- Commenting on regulations;
- Requesting enforcement of existing laws;
- Advocating for or against executive orders; and
- Trying to influence administrative decisions on policy and program implementation.
Executive or Administrative Advocacy can be directed at administrative agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency), executive officials (e.g., Governor, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, County Executive), and special purpose boards (e.g., housing authority, school board, park and planning board).
Under federal tax law, nonprofits and foundations can do as much advocacy on regulations and other administrative actions as they’d like. As long as the purpose of these communications is not to influence legislation, the activity is not considered lobbying.
NOTE: This activity may be covered and disclosure required under federal or state lobby disclosure provisions.