All nonprofits have a vital role to play in our democracy. For 501(c)(3) public charities, that role includes lobbying. Nonprofits have every right to advocate on behalf of policies they believe in, but when this advocacy deals with specific legislation, limits come into play that you need to know about. Here are some good resources:

Independent Sector’s Lobbying Guidelines for Public Charities

Bolder Advocacy’s Navigate the Rules

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Webinar: How to Keep Your Nonprofit Out of Hot Water
Erin Bradick, attorney with NEO Law Group, will present this engaging webinar on the different kinds of compliance responsibilities (state and federal) for nonprofits
Thursday, June 28th
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Los Angeles: Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium
Friday, June 29th, 9:00AM to 2:30PM
Nancy Berlin is the keynote speaker
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Los Angeles: Tax Seminar for Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations
Wednesday, August 8th, 8:30AM to 12:30PM
CalNonprofits is helping to coordinate this seminar with the California Dept. of Tax and Fee Administration
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Sacramento: Association of California Symphony Orchestras Annual Conference
Jan Masaoka is a panelist on the Arts and Policy Panel and also speaking at a breakout session
Friday, August 10th
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Fullerton: Gianneschi 2017 Summer School for Nonprofits Conference
Jan Masaoka will be speaking
Tuesday August 14th
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Fresno Town Hall
Join Jan Masaoka and Nancy Berlin for an intimate opportunity to discuss legislation impacting nonprofits and to hear from local leaders. This event is co-sponsored by Central Valley Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Valley Chapter, and Fresno State Humanics Department
Thursday, August 30th
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San Bernardino: Inland Empire Community Collaborative Conference
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Friday, October 5th
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Thursday, October 18th, Los Angeles
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