Stand for Your Mission – The Power of Board Advocacy: A Discussion Guide for Boards – This discussion guide helps nonprofit boards understand the power of using their voices to champion their organization’s mission to decision-makers and outlines how nonprofit CEO’s, boards and funders can support each other in standing for the important mission work […]
Take a look at the form to file with the IRS if your nonprofit wants to take the 501(h) election.
This article from BoardSource discusses the 501(h) election that allows charities more leeway with their lobbying activities, establishes clear guidelines, and in general dissipates the confusion concerning the legality of lobbying by public charities.
This article from BoardSource helps 501(c)(3) nonprofits to understand the difference between lobbying and political activity. Public charities are allowed to lobby but they can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in political campaigns and electioneering. It highlights the IRS guidelines about what public charities can and can’t do.
Working with Legislators: An Advocacy Briefing Guide for Board Members – This article from BoardSource encourages board members to help create positive change by advancing their organization’s cause and “standing for their mission.” It details steps for meeting with legislators about important issues and guidance on how to be sure your nonprofit is following the […]