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Lobbying and Advocacy 101: Laws Governing Nonprofit Advocacy

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Presenter: Nayantara Mehta

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Presented in: 2008

This workshop explains, using plain language, the laws governing lobbying by 501(c)(3) organizations. It focuses on the difference between lobbying and advocacy, how to calculate your federal lobbying limits, definitions of direct and grassroots lobbying, and the application of these rules to ballot measure activities. The session primarily covers the federal tax law rules on lobbying, and will also discuss the California lobbying laws that affect nonprofits.