The basics in less than 20 minutes.
Every year is election year. And nonprofit organizations know that the outcome can significantly affect their work. 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations and 501(c)(6) trade associations may participate in election campaigns, but 501(c)(3) charities must be careful not to intervene in an election campaign at any level because “electioneering” can cost them their exempt status.
Nonprofit Issues® editor Don Kramer and Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director for the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, explain the rules so that nonprofit leaders can understand what they may and may not do at election time. They provide practical tips on dealing with the IRS guidelines that are based on many years of dealing with nonprofits of all kinds and sizes.
If you are also interested in limits on lobbying by nonprofits, listen to the companion Ready Reference Audio on Lobbying for Nonprofits, buy both audios for one low price.
For a more in depth review of both lobbying and electioneering, consider joining our September webinar - Lobbying and Electioneering for Nonprofits - Thursday, September 22nd.