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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City Visions, KALW Radio Show
CEO Jan Masaoka will discuss her thoughts and share the experiences of nonprofits in the current crisis, along with Paul Ash from the San Francisco Food Bank. Call-ins welcome!
April 8, 9pm
SBA Loan Programs: What Nonprofits Need to Know (webinar)
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April 9, 11am
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Causes Count: the Economic Impact of California's Nonprofits - New Findings (online)
In partnership with the Inland Empire Capacity Builders Network, CEO Jan Masaoka will discuss the new research on government funding, highlights of changes since the first-ever report in 2014, and the economic power of the nonprofit sector.
May 7, 1pm
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