Ever wonder how much direct and grassroots lobbying your organization can do under Section 501(h)? Our friends at Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg LLP developed this Excel spreadsheet that helps you calculate your lobbying limit. Simply plug in your organization’s annual expenditures to the first column, and this spreadsheet will calculate your organization’s overall lobbying limit as well as your grassroots lobbying limit. Remember that your grassroots lobbying limit is included within the overall limit — the organization’s grassroots lobbying expenditures may not exceed one quarter of the organization’s overall lobbying limit.
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Bolder Advocacy Blog
Posted by Avantika Krishna on August 15, 2016
Voter registration drives can be important, powerful additions to a nonprofit’s advocacy efforts. In this election season, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy attorneys have been fielding questions about how organizations can make their voter registration drives more effective while remaining legally compliant. Specifically, some organizations have asked whether they can incentivize and/or reward activists who register the most voters with a prize.