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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How to Apply for the California Relief Grant Program (Rounds 8 and 9)
Join us as we answer your questions about the program, and go through the application process with an emphasis on how nonprofits can fit into the application form. 

Monday, September 20 at 4pm (Pacific)
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Arts and culture organizations! You can register for arts-focused Rounds 8 and 9 webinars here, thanks to Californians for the Arts.

The Road Ahead: CalNonprofits Policy Convention
Save the date! This year's policy convention will continue to expand on the themes and conversations nonprofits need in order to advocate for ourselves and our communities.
Tuesday–Thursday, November 16–18 

More details and registration coming October 1!

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