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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California Government Grants: How to get them and where to find them (FREE 2-for-1 webinar!)
Learn how to get your first government grant from CEO Jan Masaoka and then in part two Shivani Bose-Varela of the State Library will show us how to fully leverage the new California Grants Portal in order to find them.
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California Grant for Small Business and Nonprofits: Get Ready to Apply for Round 6 (Webinar)
Two days before Round 6 applications go live for nonprofits, join us as we again host Janet Perez Shensky of Lendistry to answer your questions about the program and go through the application process with an emphasis on how nonprofits can fit into the application form.
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