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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Fixing Philanthropy for Communities (2nd of 2 Town Halls on Philanthropic Reform)
What are some of the national and state efforts looking to address the issues identified in Session I? This session will include leaders of the Emergency Charity Stimulus campaign, an effort that could unleash $200 billion over the next 3 years without increasing the federal budget or costing taxpayers another dime. Presented in partnership with Inequality.ORG and Community-Centric Fundraising.
October 5th from 11am to 12:15pm (pacific)
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The New Workers Comp Landscape for Nonprofits
Presented in partnership with CalNonprofits Insurance Services, join our Workers’ Comp webinar to get answers – and to learn what questions you should be asking.
October 14th from 10:30am to 11:45am (pacific)

FREE for Members / $39 for not-yet-members
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BRDG Technology Conversation - AI
CEO Jan Masaoka will join a diverse panel to discuss how AI specifically (and technology in general) might be used to make a more positive contribution for the common good.
October 20th from 4pm to 6pm
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Tips for Downscaling Your Organization (webinar)
Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (mid-fall)
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Implementing Assembly Bill 5 (webinar)
Learn when the law requires a nonprofit to convert independent contractors to employees, when it doesn’t, and how to do it when it does. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (winter)
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