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Making H.R. 1 Real

| March 22, 2021
The following describes two fictional 501(c)(4) advocacy organizations and the compliance implications of H.R. 1. Neither of these are real organizations, and all situations, while hypothetical, represent the types of advocacy campaigns that 501(c)(4)s engage in to support the needs of their communities and constituencies. These scenarios would also apply… Read More

Questions for Nonprofit Management and Board Members

| March 22, 2021
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, has passed in the House of Representatives and will now head to the Senate where it is expected to be introduced as S. 1. As H.R. 1/S. 1 makes its way through the legislative process, changes to the bill will almost certainly be… Read More

H.R. 1 Campaign-Related Disbursement Flowcharts

| March 22, 2021
Three flowcharts that help you understand how H.R. 1 may affect your organization through campaign-related disbursement (CRD). Does my organization’s advocacy on federal issues mean it needs to make a campaign-related disbursement disclosure or other disclosure of its donors? My organization made a campaign-related disbursement — do we… Read More

H.R. 1: Advocacy Impacts and Questions to Resolve

| March 22, 2021
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is an enormous, complex piece of legislation, divided into three main sections that broadly address voting, campaign finance and issue advocacy, and ethics in government. With its passage in the House of Representatives, it will now head to the Senate where it is… Read More
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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

Seize the Initiative

| April 30, 2020
This guide offers clear and concise information on the range of legal questions that could arise when nonprofits conside...

Mays and May Nots for Coalitions

| October 17, 2018
By pooling resources, engaging in joint policy discussions and strategizing, coalitions can stretch dollars, draw on col...