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Lobbying and Electioneering for Nonprofits

September 17, 2013

Montgomery McCracken partner Don Kramer will serve as a speaker for the Lobbying and Electioneering for Nonprofits webinar. 

Every year is election year. And every session of the Congress, state legislature, or local government offers the possibility of public policy change that can significantly affect the work of nonprofit organizations. 

Therefore, nonprofits are concerned about what they may and may not do to influence elections and public policy. This webinar will discuss those issues with particular emphasis on the limitations on lobbying and electioneering by charities.  It will also offer practical advice on setting up relationships with legislators so that your voice can be heard when an issue is pending that can affect your work.

Nonprofit Issues® editor Don Kramer will discuss how charities can lose their federal income tax exemption if they participate in political campaigns at any level.

He will also discuss how charities may take positions on legislative issues and why they may not be doing their job if they fail to do so. What counts as “lobbying” under the federal regulations? Do they have to worry about lobbying registration requirements?

Joe Geiger, former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations and now President/CEO of the First Nonprofit Foundation, will discuss proven methods of developing relationships with legislators so that they see you as a legitimate resource to help them understand issues.

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 of the panelists during and after the presentation. 

Click here to register and for more information.

September 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM – 3:00 PM