Texas Advocacy Toolkit

The Texas Legislature meets every two years, but nonprofits can continue to impact public policy and develop relationships with lawmakers during the interim and beyond. Not only can they influence how critical budget resources are allocated, but they can also advocate on behalf of new state and local laws that will affect our schools, access to healthcare, our criminal justice system, and much more.

Will your nonprofit be at the table for these discussions? Will you speak up on behalf of the communities you serve?

The tax code allows public charities to lobby for policy change and advocate for legislation that advances their missions. This Texas Advocacy Toolkit is designed to assist you on your advocacy journey and provide you with the information you need to understand the legislative process in Texas and to comply with both federal and state advocacy laws. We hope that it will give your nonprofit the confidence and power to boldly advocate on behalf of your organizational goals and stand up for the rights of your constituents.

If you have any questions after reviewing the materials, please feel free to reach out. Our Texas-based Bolder Advocacy team is ready and eager to assist. Just call us at 866-NP-LOBBY or click here to submit a question through our FREE technical assistance hotline.

We look forward to working with you!

Table of Contents

The Legislative Process in Texas

Rules to Know When Lobbying in Texas

Foundation Support for Nonprofit Advocacy