Many direct service providers and other nonprofit organizations that are new to advocacy often wonder if they can sign on to letters in support of, or opposition to, legislation or if they can take a position on a ballot measure. This fact sheet is designed to help those organizations that are new to advocacy feel confident that they can in take positions on legislation and ballot measures. This fact sheet also provides an overview of the rules on lobbying under the insubstantial part test, which is used to measure how much lobbying a nonprofit can do if it has not yet made the 501(h) election.
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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.