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Lobbying and Electioneering for Nonprofits

Lobbying and Electioneering for Nonprofits

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT

Do’s and Don’ts
In An Election Year Like No Other

This year is an election year like no other!  A Presidential election with more than the usual passions on both sides.  An international pandemic killing thousands of Americans every week.  An economic shutdown with millions of people out of work and many businesses closed or crippled.  A social justice movement demanding unprecedented changes in our society.  It has a fervor on issues unlike any year in current memory.

What is a nonprofit to do?  What can a nonprofit do?

This webinar will review the do’s and don’ts of lobbying and electioneering for nonprofits, with particular emphasis on the prohibition on electioneering and the limitation on lobbying by 501(c)(3) charities, but covering the less stringent limitations on other types of nonprofits as well. 

Nonprofit Issues® editor Don Kramer will discuss how charities can lose their tax-exempt status if they participate in political campaigns at any level of government.  He will also discuss how charities can advocate on public policy issues, and can lobby on specific legislative proposals.  He will help charities understand the federal definition of lobbying so they can determine what and how much they can do.  He will contrast the limits on charities with the greater, but not unlimited, freedom for other nonprofits and will argue that if a nonprofit isn’t engaged in lobbying, it probably isn’t doing its job. 

The webinar will also report on lobbying registration statutes applicable to all nonprofits and will discuss political campaign contribution limits applicable to organizations and individuals in the nonprofit field.

If your organization, your clients, or your issues are affected by public policy, you will want to participate in this webinar. We will provide background materials to elaborate on the discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during and after the presentation.

Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, will facilitate the program.

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Nonprofit Issues® is an Accredited Provider for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education. CLE credit is available for PA lawyers participating in this webinar.  If you are a lawyer in a state that accepts CLE credits from other jurisdictions we can provide certificates of attendance and proof of our PA approval. CPE credits also availbe for accountants.

Lawyers and accountants requesting credit must register and dial in separately - group registrations are not permitted.

While we typically encourage people to watch/listen to the presentation in a group setting, we understand that isn't currently possible. We are offering special discount pricing for multiple participants. Registrants must pay one full registration ($89/$75.65 for subscribers), they can add up to 5 people for the flat rate of $20 for the group. To add additional attendees, please call our office to make arrangements 1-888-NP-Issue.

Not able to join us for the live webinar on August 12th? Reserve your copy of the recorded program. If you purchase this recording before August 12th, we'll give you a $10.00 discount, Nonprofit Issues subscribers get a 15% discount on the program.

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Regular Price: $89.00
Subscriber Price: $75.65
Subscriber Discount: $13.35

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