501(c)(3) organizations can advocate on administrative rules, regulations and other administrative actions. This is not lobbying because these policies are not specific legislation. For more details download this PDF from Bolder Advocacy.
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IRS Publication 1771, Charitable Contributions-Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements.
16-page PDF that explains the federal tax law for charitable organizations that receive tax-deductible contributions.More
48-page IRS publication that provides comprehensive guidance on compliance.More
Election season can be an exciting time however Friends as nonprofit organizations need to be careful to make sure they are following all the rules for election related activities.
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2-page PDF from Alliance for Justice on the process for electing the 501(h) expenditure testMore
A 60-minute webinar from 4Good addressing how to maintain your tax-exempt status.More
2-page PDF Addresses a series of questions regarding how groups can interact with legislators, specifically what 501 c(3) organizations are allowed to do.More
501(c)(3) public charities can lobby within the limits allowed by federal law. How much lobbying you can do depends on which test you choose to measure lobbying. This two page PDF from Alliance for Justice explains both tests.
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This sample policy from BolderAdvocacy provides language you can use with your employees, board, and volunteers of the rules for your 501(c)(3).
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The Alliance for Justice offers tips on using social media to promote your messages to the public and decision makers.
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Two-page pdf from Alliance for Justice that provides definitions and examples of advocacy.More