En abril 2018, tuve el privilegio de viajar a San Juan, Puerto Rico para ofrecer capacitación y asistencia técnica en español a organizaciones puertorriqueñas sin fines de lucro. El Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud invitó a la Alianza por la Justicia a ofrecer un entrenamiento sobre los derechos (y deberes) de las organizaciones sin fines de lucro de tener impacto en la política pública.
In April 2018, I had the privilege of traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico to provide training and technical assistance in Spanish to Puerto Rican nonprofit organizations. El Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico) invited Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy to offer a workshop about the rights (and responsibilities) of nonprofit organizations to impact public policy. El Instituto had organized this event as part of the debut of their Children’s Budget, which analyzes the impact of Puerto Rican and Federal budget cuts on the island’s youth and families. After the training, I provided in-depth technical assistance sessions to both groups considering starting a nonprofit, as well as savvy organizations like Espacios Abiertos (Open Spaces).
Whether it’s because they disagree with the President’s travel ban or because they’re worried about voting rights, many organizations understand the importance of the courts to issues they care about and are curious about the possibility of engaging in advocacy around judicial nominations.
This new fact sheet from Bolder Advocacy includes information on what sorts of communications are considered nonpartisan analysis, how you can use this exception, and how the subsequent use rule applies.
From Rep. Al Green (D-Tex) in May to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) on August 17, Democratic lawmakers have been talking about impeaching the President for months. But what does impeachment mean and what can 501(c)(3) public charities do about it?
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.