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.
President Trump’s recent statement is raising questions about political activity by houses of worship and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits, as well as the history and content of the amendment itself.
Parks Foundation v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue raises significant yet rarely addressed issues regarding the application of the Internal Revenue Code’s lobbying rules to private foundations and charitable organizations.
With rumors of additional executive actions coming down the pipes, many nonprofits are left wondering whether their efforts to combat or support these actions qualify as lobbying and could affect their lobbying limits.
For 501(c)(3) organizations, nonpartisan communication on policy issues, especially in an Election Year, can be a complex task. What you can and can’t say on issues that affect your community and speak to your mission often requires the careful navigation of federal tax law rules.
AFJ hosted a webinar to explain what a newly passed law in California, SB 27, means for nonprofits that support or oppose ballot measures. We hope that the changes in the law will allow more nonprofits to weigh in on ballot measures in California, now and in the future.
The Obama Administration announced a change in policy on Wednesday, reported by Politico: “Lobbyists for corporations and industry groups will now be allowed to serve on more than 1,000 industry boards, panels and commissions that give the private sector an advisory role in decision-making across the executive branch.”
Lobbying is not only a perfectly legal activity for 501(c)(3) groups to engage in — it is extremely effective.
Included on The Hill’s annual list were some important wins for workers, LGBT rights, and programs that benefit low-income Americans.
Some guidance for nonprofits who want to speak out about the government shutdown.