501(c)(3) public charities, including grantmaking public charities like community foundations and women’s foundations, can lobby within the generous limits allowed by federal law. This fact sheet explains the lobbying rules for public foundations.
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Posted by Nayantara Mehta on July 16, 2014
The Alliance for Justice West Coast office has been monitoring, and in some cases weighing in on, a number of state and local legislative and regulatory matters that affect nonprofit advocacy across California. Probably most significant was the passage of SB 27, which defines when a nonprofit spending money to influence California elections must register as a political committee, and the current development of the implementing regulations.