Candidate Do’s and Don’ts
What Your Campaign Should and Should Not Do When Reaching Out to a 501(c)(3) Organization
In this election season, candidate campaigns, organized under federal tax law as 527 organizations, are quickly staffing up with new employees whose role is to spread their candidate’s message. A campaign staffer’s job is to help their candidate win, and they may not understand that the tactics they want to use may not be compatible with the rules for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. So it’s understandable that some misunderstandings may arise about the kind of contact the law allows between campaigns and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
BA Fact Sheet Candidate Do's and Don'ts
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