• Venable LLP, a private law firm, produced a free video Lobbying Considerations for Nonprofits: What Your Organization Needs to Know, which gives a good overview of acceptable and prohibited activities for nonprofits who have or have not taken the 501(h) election, as well as reporting lobbying-related expenses in Schedule C of Form 990.

  • 501(c)(3) organizations can engage voters and candidates through nonpartisan activities and still maintain their tax-exempt status.

  • Lisa Hazirjian, Ph.D., Win Together Consulting

    What if elections were decided by voters who believe in your nonprofit’s mission and share your organization’s core values?

  • In this webinar, you'll learn the basics about what 501(c)(3) nonprofits can and can’t do in an election year, ways nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers can (legally) engage in campaigns, and common questions (and possibly some answers!) about tricky election-year situations for nonprofits.

    Watch now!


  • Nonprofits are trusted in our communities, making us the ideal messengers to provide people with voter guides.

    © North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Inc. From Common Ground, a publication of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits,


  • The Internal Revenue Service released formal guidance related to nonprofit political activities in "Revenue Ruling 2007-41,' which describes 21 real-life scenarios. It is particularly useful for when nonprofits consider election-related programs and activities, since failure to comply may put at risk a nonprofit organization's tax-exempt status. (IRS)

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  • David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

    February 10, 2017

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