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

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our upcoming events
Virtual Town Halls with California Lawmakers
Join us for Virtual Town Halls with legislators and local philanthropic leaders to discuss COVID-19 policy and relief at the state and federal levels. Nonprofits in each lawmaker's district will be invited to hear directly from their representatives!
You can find details on each of the upcoming Town Halls as we schedule them here.
G3X Conversation with Jan Masaoka
Jan will talk about nonprofits and moving forward in the COVID-19 world in an event hosted by Gianneschi Center for Nonprofits.
August 20 at 2pm
Click here for more details and registration.
Legal Do's and Don'ts for Nonprofits (webinar series)
In partnership with Public Counsel, we will be offering a series of 4 webinars with experts on legal compliance and rights in different areas that impact nonprofits. Topics will include: commercial renter's rights (7/30), engaging in the election (8/27), downsizing or closing your nonprofit (tbd), and AB5 compliance(tbd).
Registration coming soon!

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