Turning Nonprofit Advocates into Transformative Policymakers
Did you know that federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities (including houses of worship and public foundations) to do generous amounts of lobbying? In fact, lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether it's legalizing urban farming, establishing a public bank, or creating incentives for worker cooperatives, there are many reasons why 501(c)(3) public charities choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. Join this webinar to learn what lobbying is and why it is so important.
This training will address:
- How tax law permits lobbying for nonprofits
- Yearly lobbying limits for charities
- One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying
- Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying and making the most of your lobbying limit
- The application of these rules to ballot measure activities
- A brief overview of the rules for unions, professional associations (like the Chamber of Commerce), and political organizations.
Date: January 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm PST / 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST
Location: Online webinar - instructions for completing webinar registration will be emailed to people who RSVP below.
Donation: If you or your organization are able, we ask that you chip in what you can (suggested $5-$50) to help New Economy Coalition cover the costs of organizing this and future trainings. Click here to make a contribution.
Learn more about the Sustainable Economies Law Center's Transformative Policymakers program here.
Learn more about the New Economy Coalition's Policy Working Group by emailing Shavaun Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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