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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August 24 -- Thursday, Riverside
Uniform Grants Guidance Challenges Workshop: Joint Training, Discussion, and Dialogue for County Managers and Nonprofit Leaders (Riverside)
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November 15-18 - San Francisco/Oakland
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National Guild for Community Arts Education 80th Annual Conference for Community Arts Education
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