Taxonomy Archives: 501(c)(3)

IRS Lobbying Flowchart

| February 25, 2021
This graphic can help you determine if your communication is considered lobbying under federal tax law rules for electing 501(c)(3) organizations. It does not cover situations or communications that take place in a candidate election context. Read More

Texas, We Have a Problem. Now Is the Time To Fix It.

Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort | February 24, 2021
The state of Texas is in recovery mode after suffering a winter weather emergency that left millions without power and safe drinking water for days on end. Although the snow has thawed and the streets are once again passable, Texans are now suffering from the devastating after-effects of what many… Read More

Nonprofit Advocacy on the Impeachment Trial in the Senate

Ronnie Pawelko | February 8, 2021
On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump, making him the first President in U.S. history to have been impeached twice. In the next step of the process, the Senate will begin an impeachment trial the week of February 8. At the conclusion of the… Read More

Taking a Stance on the Filibuster: Probably Lobbying for 501(c)(3)s

Tim Mooney | February 4, 2021
As the sun rises on a new administration, it’s easy to forget that despite the change in leadership in the White House and the US Senate, that passing legislation is still a tremendous challenge. While Schoolhouse Rock taught young Gen-Xers how a bill becomes a law, it left out a… Read More

Administrative Advocacy

| December 17, 2020
Nonprofits have a wide variety of advocacy tools at their disposal to create change in their communities, including both...

Transition Advocacy: Is it Lobbying?

| December 17, 2020
Nonprofits that want to get a jump on building relationships and communicating their point of view on policies that bene...

Inauguration Basics for Nonprofits

Ronnie Pawelko | December 14, 2020
Despite all of the brouhaha, including a spate of failed lawsuits, surrounding Donald Trump’s refusal to publicly acknowledge the election results, Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20, 2021 as the 46th President of the United States. In the years before the pandemic, the inauguration of a US… Read More