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Webinars for Wise Nonprofits: Making the Most of Election Season: Civic Engagement and Ballot Measure Advocacy as a 501(c)(3) Organization

With the 2024 elections in full swing, nonprofit organizations need to consider how they can help educate and mobilize their communities without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. While 501(c)(3) organizations cannot participate in election season in a partisan manner, they can register voters, run get out the vote campaigns, and educate voters about the issues, so long as they do so in a nonpartisan manner. They can also advocate for or against a ballot measure, although they need to be aware of campaign finance rules. This webinar will explain how to do all of that and more. It will also provide advice on how to respond when a candidate asks to use an organization's space or mailing lists, or asks to appear at an organization's event.

Learning Objective: Participants will be able to identify nonpartisan activities that a public charity is allowed to conduct during election season.

For nonprofit managers and advocates.

Presenter: Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel