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 Advocacy Workshop in Los Angeles
CalNonprofits, NextGen Policy, and Senator Holly Mitchell invite you to participate in a FREE workshop focused on legislative advocacy at the state level of government.
March 15, 2019 from 8:30am to 11am in Los Angeles
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California Policy Forum: First 100 Days the Newsom Administration (Webinar)
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April 10, 2019 - online
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Key State Tax and Regulatory Issues for Charitable Organizations session at Georgetown Law School
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April 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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