Search results for: lobbying

California Advocacy Resources

Heather Burke | July 30, 2018
Nonprofit organizations that engage in public policy advocacy in California may have reporting obligations under California’s Political Reform Act (PRA) and its implementing regulations. Take a look at our resources below to learn more about the PRA and its impact on nonprofit advocacy in California, particularly with respect to… Read More

Yes, Nonprofits, You Can Lobby

ldinapoli | April 8, 2014
Lobbying is not only a perfectly legal activity for 501(c)(3) groups to engage in -- it is extremely effective....

Public Foundations Can Lobby

ldinapoli | June 14, 2018
501(c)(3) public charities, including grantmaking public charities like community foundations and women’s foundations, can lobby within the generous limits allowed by federal law. How much lobbying the foundation can do depends upon which of the two standards the foundation uses to measure its lobbying – the “501(h) expenditure” test… Read More

501(c)(3) Public Charities and Ballot Measures

Heather Burke | July 28, 2018
501(c)(3) public charities may legally express positions on ballot initiatives, referenda, state constitutional amendments, city charter amendments, bond measures, and other policies put to a direct vote of the public (although they must be careful not to suggest support or opposition to any candidates for public office). Ballot measure advocacy… Read More

Bolder Advocacy Workshops
For Nonprofits and Foundations

Heather Burke | April 18, 2019
Bolder Advocacy has provided trainings to thousands of nonprofit organizations.  We work with nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers to improve their understanding of the legal issues involved in influencing public policy advocacy so they can maximize their advocacy and election-related activities, learn what it takes to engage in effective advocacy,… Read More

What Is Going on with the NRA?

Ronnie Pawelko | May 16, 2019
The NRA has been the focus of a great deal of media coverage lately—including a May 15 front-page article in The New Y...

501c4 Nonprofits’ Image Problem Is a Problem for All of Us

Nikhil Pillai | May 15, 2019
In recent months, a narrative has taken hold that is compounding a reputational problem for an entire class of nonprofit...

Fighting the Good Fight in Texas

Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort | April 8, 2019
It’s April of 2019, and the Texas Legislature is in full swing. Nonprofits across the state are rallying at the Capito...
Road Map

A Roadmap for Success

Abby Levine |
We are excited to release our latest comprehensive guide for nonprofits, Foundation Advocacy Grants: What Grantees Need...

Ethics & Elections Legislation: Bills to Watch at the Texas Legislature

Bolder Advocacy | March 27, 2019
Texas’s 86th Legislative Session is in full swing in Austin, and now that the bill filing deadline has passed we can t...