Resources

Lobbying and Political Activity Regulation

Lobbying and Political Activity Regulation

Legal Alerts

501(c)(3) Public Charities Can Support or Oppose Ballot Measures but Must Comply with IRS Limits and Campaign Finance Rules - updated

July 27, 2022

Large In-Kind Donations to, and Speech by, Certain 501(c)(4)s May Trigger Obligation to Report to New York Department of State

July 7, 2022

Lobbying Compliance FAQs for New York Nonprofits - updated

September 10, 2021

How Do New York State Lobbying Disclosure Rules Apply to Social Media?

January 6, 2021

New NY State Lobbying Rules Take Effect

January 6, 2021

Reverted New York State Election Law Allows Employees Up to Two Hours of Paid Time Off to Vote

April 29, 2020

Policies and Procedures to Help 501(c)(3) Organizations Stay Within Limits on Partisan Political Activity During Election Season

February 10, 2020

Election Season Compliance Resources for 501(c)(3) Organizations

February 10, 2020

New York Lobbying Compliance Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

November 21, 2019

Obligations of Directors, Officers, and Managers of Organizations That Register to Lobby

November 8, 2018

Advocacy Coalition Agreements

September 25, 2017

Tips for Public Charities that Make Grants to Advocacy Groups

October 26, 2016

New Disclosure Requirements for Communications that Support, Oppose or Mention a NY Candidate or Ballot Proposal

June 27, 2013

Recorded Webinars

Am I Lobbying? Understanding Which Activities New York Nonprofits Should Track for Lobbying Reporting Purposes

Careful Lobbying Compliance: Keeping Track of the Required Reports and Restrictions on Lobbyists' Activities

Making the Most of Election Season: Civic Engagement and Nonpartisan Advocacy within the Rules