Most 501(c)(3) organizations are familiar with the restrictions that prohibit 501(c)(3)s from supporting or opposing any candidate for public office. Once an election is over, however, many public charities are unsure about which rules apply. Can they congratulate a winning candidate? Ask the winner to take action on their charity’s main priorities? The answers are ―”Yes” and “Yes” – within limits.
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Posted by Ronnie Pawelko on March 13, 2017
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.