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Administrative Advocacy

Jasmine Newman | December 17, 2020
Nonprofits have a wide variety of advocacy tools at their disposal to create change in their communities, including both...

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

Advancing Policy to New Elected Officials: Introduction to Lobbying

Ryann Alonso | December 2, 2020
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/rulesofthegame/ROTG-advancing-policy.mp3   Now that elections are “mostly” behind us, we wanted to turn our attention to lobbying for policy changes no matter where you are or what project you work on. Our attorneys for this episode: Leslie Barnes  Jen Powis Shyaam… Read More

Lobbying Series Part 1 – Introduction to Lobbying

Jasmine Newman | January 13, 2021
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/rulesofthegame/ROTG-Lobbying-Part1.mp3 Our attorneys for this episode: Quyen Tu Tim Mooney Natalie Ossenfort Shownotes On this episode, we begin a multi-part series on lobbying for 501(c)(3) public charities — the limits, the definitions, the exceptions and much more. If you’re advocating on… 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
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Some Do’s and Don’ts for c3s Weighing in on the Supreme Court Vacancy

Ryann Alonso | September 23, 2020
Weighing in on Supreme Court Nominees 501(c)(3) public charities are legally allowed to influence the Senate confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has recognized that influencing the confirmation of federal judges is exactly like influencing any other legislative vote through lobbying. “Because the Senate’s action… Read More

Administrative Advocacy

Jasmine Newman | December 17, 2020
Nonprofits have a wide variety of advocacy tools at their disposal to create change in their communities, including both...

California Advocacy Resources

Heather Burke | July 30, 2018
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Advancing Policy to New Elected Officials: Introduction to Lobbying

Leslie BarnesJen PowisShyaam Subramanian | December 2, 2020
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Lobbying Series Part 1 – Introduction to Lobbying

Tim MooneyNatalie Roetzel OssenfortQuyen Tu | January 13, 2021
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Follow up: Trump has repealed DACA, now what?

Nikhil Pillai | September 6, 2017
Public charities and private foundations can absolutely engage in executive branch advocacy, and speak out about their f...

Yes, Nonprofits, You Can Lobby

Bolder Advocacy | 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
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No, The New York Times Is Not a “Super PAC”

Nikhil Pillai | December 11, 2017
We share Mr. Harsanyi’s enthusiasm for rigorous, good-faith arguments, and in that spirit feel compelled to point out ...

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

Heather Burke | July 28, 2018
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