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 February 23, 2017
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.