Increasingly charities are using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and Tumblr for advocacy. This fact sheet offers tips on how charities can legally use social media for advocacy, when social media needs to be counted as lobbying, and how to ensure partisan content does not get attributed to the organization. For a longer discussion of advocacy, especially for charities with affiliated 501(c)(4) organizations, please also see our longer publication Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-Related Activities.
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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.