“Give me your 990!”

What do you have to do when you hear these words? Unfortunately, not every nonprofit knows how to respond to this demand.

This pamphlet describes the federal public disclosure requirements for 501(c) tax-exempt organizations. It is intended to help organizations understand their obligations when they receive requests for information.

Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women’s, children’s, and consumer advocacy organizations. Alliance works to secure access to justice for all Americans, strengthen the role of nonprofit organizations in public policy, and foster a new generation of advocates.

Through the Bolder Advocacy initiative, Alliance for Justice seeks to increase nonprofit involvement in the policymaking process. In addition to publications such as this one, Alliance for Justice supports nonprofit advocacy through in-person and online workshops and individualized technical assistance. Alliance for Justice also monitors legislative activity impacting nonprofit advocacy, provides information to the charitable community, and works to reduce restrictions on nonprofits.

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