Lobbying and Electioneering: Do's and Don'ts for Nonprofits

08/12/2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM ET

Location

Zoom

Description

Lobbying and Electioneering: Do's and Don'ts for Nonprofits

Wednesday, August 12 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Webinar

Presented by: Don Kramer, Editor and Publisher, Nonprofit Issues

Moderated by: Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director, PANO

Offered in Partnership with: Nonprofit Issues

 

*CPE & CLE credits are available for this program; to receive credit you must register through Nonprofit Issues.

This year is an election year like no other! A Presidential election with more than the usual passions on both sides. An international pandemic killing thousands of Americans every week. An economic shutdown with millions of people out of work and many businesses closed or crippled. A social justice movement demanding unprecedented changes in our society. It has a fervor on issues unlike any year in current memory.

What is a nonprofit to do? What can a nonprofit do?

This webinar will review the do’s and don’ts of lobbying and electioneering for nonprofits, with particular emphasis on the prohibition on electioneering and the limitation on lobbying by 501(c)(3) charities, but covering the less stringent limitations on other types of nonprofits as well.

Nonprofit Issues® editor Don Kramer will discuss how charities can lose their tax-exempt status if they participate in political campaigns at any level of government. He will also discuss how charities can advocate on public policy issues, and can lobby on specific legislative proposals. He will help charities understand the federal definition of lobbying so they can determine what and how much they can do. He will contrast the limits on charities with the greater, but not unlimited, freedom for other nonprofits and will argue that if a nonprofit isn’t engaged in lobbying, it probably isn’t doing its job.

The webinar will also report on lobbying registration statutes applicable to all nonprofits and will discuss political campaign contribution limits applicable to organizations and individuals in the nonprofit field.

If your organization, your clients, or your issues are affected by public policy, you will want to participate in this webinar. We will provide background materials to elaborate on the discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during and after the presentation.

Can’t attend? All webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!

*CPE & CLE credits are available for this program; to receive credit you must register through Nonprofit Issues.

Cost:
$45 for PANO Members | $100 for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login; multiple accesses to the Zoom webinar are not permitted. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).

 

Group Screening:
$150 for PANO Members | $333 for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
If you have 4 or more individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group screening rate, then send a list of all individuals viewing the webinar (including names and email addresses) to christina@pano.org. This option makes the most sense when you have 4 or more individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option.

Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:
Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.

Can’t attend? All webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!

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