Lunch & Learn: Intro to Lobbying & Advocacy

Learn how to raise your organization’s voice on policy matters.

About This Event

Nonprofits play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by civic leaders and elected officials. Voting on bills, offering public statements, and making executive decisions become public policy on a variety of issues. These actions may be consistent with, or in conflict with, a nonprofit’s own position on an issue. In this workshop, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy potential, the types of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.

Participants will learn:

  • How federal tax law permits lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
  • One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
  • Yearly lobbying limits for charities;
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying to make the most of your lobbying limit; and
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.

Thank you to JPMorgan Chase for sponsoring CNM’s 2022-2023 Lunch & Learn Series.

Who Should Attend: Anyone in the nonprofit sector interested in learning more about advocacy.

Speaker

Quyen Tu, Legal Director – Bolder Advocacy Program / Alliance for Justice

Before joining AJF, Quyen was in private practice advising social enterprises and benefit corporations, a legal status mix between nonprofit and for-profit. She is one of the founding hosts on BA’s Rules of the Game podcast. Quyen holds a B.A. from UC San Diego and received her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific.

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Need expert advice? We're only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below. You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








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CNM Nonprofit Hotline

Need expert advice? We’re only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below.

You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








To select more than one item, hold Command on Mac or Control on PC.