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

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California Nonprofits Day Luncheon
CalNonprofits and Assemblymember Monique Limon, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Nonprofits, are hosting a Luncheon celebrating more than 100 nonprofits chosen by their legislator as Nonprofit of the Year. Senator Holly Mitchell will keynote the event.
June 5th in Sacramento
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Nonprofit Advocacy Workshop
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June 13, 2019 in Stockton
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How to Start a Nonprofit in California (Webinar)
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July 11, 2019 at 11 AM
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