Ballot measures are a powerful method for people to create policy change. Every state allows people to pass laws directly through some form of ballot measure—whether initiative, referendum, constitutional amendment, or tax levy. Nonprofit organizations and foundations can get involved in campaigns to support or oppose ballot measures.
Our online ballot measure toolkit provides you with everything you need to know about tax-exempt organizations and ballot measure advocacy.
- Foundations and Ballot Measures
- 501(c)(3) Public Charities and Ballot Measures
- Ballot Measure Case Studies
- Ballot Measures and Public Charities: Yes, You Can Influence That Vote
- Initiating Policy Change: Circulating Ballot Initiatives in California
- Ballot Measures and Recalls: Basic Rules for 501(c)(3) Public Charities, 501(c)(4)s, and Unions
- Ballot Measure Legal Documents and Resources
- Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
- National Conference of State Legislators: State Resources
- Glossary of Ballot Measure Terminology
- To learn more about the ballot measure rules for your state, see our State Law Resources.