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 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.