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

Making Your Voice Heard in the California State Legislature

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June 8 - Thursday, WEBINAR
Recruiting & Retaining Great Staff: Student Debt Toolkit for Managers
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June 9 - Friday, San Francisco
Northern California Grantmakers Presents "Brace for Impact: What Possible Federal Budget Cuts Mean for the Bay Area-SF," featuring CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin
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June 15 - Thursday, Palo Alto
Northern California Grantmakers Presents "Brace for Impact: What Possible Federal Budget Cuts Mean for the Bay Area-Silicon Valley," featuring CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin
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June 28 - Wednesday, Sacramento
California Nonprofits Day, honoring Nonprofits of the Year at State Capitol Event
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OVERHEAD WEBINAR SERIES
May 11 - Thursday, Session 1
Real Costs – Realistic Strategies: Understanding, Communicating, and Funding the Full Cost of Your Services
 
June 1 - Thursday, Session 2
Recovering Overhead Costs in Government Contracts: New Opportunities
 
June 15 - Thursday, Session 3
Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal