Taxonomy Archives: 501(c)(3)

Employee Leave Policies During Election Season

Ronnie Pawelko | September 1, 2016
With a hotly contested presidential election drawing closer, AFJ has been receiving inquiries from organizations with employees who wish to take leave from work to volunteer for election-related activities. All employers need to consider how to deal with such leave requests, but the stakes are even higher for 501(c)(3) employers. Read More

Lobbying in Houston, Texas

| August 31, 2016
If you or your nonprofit organization works to impact public policy in Houston, Texas you may be required to register as...

Yes, Nonprofits, You Can Lobby

Bolder Advocacy | April 8, 2014
Lobbying is not only a perfectly legal activity for 501(c)(3) groups to engage in -- it is extremely effective....

How 501(c)(3)s Can Legally Praise and Criticize Legislators

Bolder Advocacy | March 1, 2013
As part of the campaign to pass comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), a 501(c)(3) public charity may want to publicize its views by criticizing or praising—also known as “thanking or spanking”–legislators for their positions on reform. This public communication might take place in advance of or following a vote on an… Read More

501(h) Lobbying Limit Calculator

| September 13, 2012
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… Read More