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Webinars for Wise Nonprofits: Working Together: Legal Issues for Advocacy Coalitions

Nonprofits working together can be a powerful force for change. Budget advocacy, affordable housing, and civil rights are just a few of the rallying points of nonprofit coalitions. At the same time, working in a coalition can raise significant legal issues. Advocacy coalitions need to be aware of how lobbying and political activity restrictions and disclosure requirements affect individual organizational members and the coalition itself. Conflicts can arise around who owns jointly created materials, confidentiality, fundraising, office occupancy, and more. Coalition members can incur shared legal responsibility for staff working on coalition issues. This webinar will provide practical steps to deal with each of these issues.

Learning Objective: Participants will be able to identify practical steps to reduce potential liabilities associated with participating in an advocacy coalition.

For nonprofit managers and advocates.

Presenter: Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel

Cost: $50 per person; Free for New York Foundation Grantees