Texas Advocacy Toolkit

The Texas Legislature is now in session, and lawmakers are making critical decisions that will impact communities statewide. Not only are they considering how to address dramatic budget shortfalls sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are also debating and passing new 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 during the legislative session and beyond!

Table of Contents

The Legislative Process in Texas

Rules to Know When Lobbying in Texas

Foundation Support for Nonprofit Advocacy