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"Bolder & Wiser:" Advocacy Training (Part 2 - State Reporting & 501c3/c4 Pa...

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1200 12th Ave South

Pacific Tower

8th Floor Panoramic Center

Seattle, WA 98144

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Registration closes noon on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Nonprofits have a responsibility to stand up for changes that benefit the communities they serve. Imagine how different our state would look if every nonprofit engaged in advocacy to advance public understanding of their issue and to galvanize action by city, county, state, and federal legislators!

Join ACRS, Win/Win Network and 501 Commons for this practical workshop about advocacy. This intensive training is designed as both a crash course for newer nonprofit advocates and a refresher for seasoned veterans. The day includes two sessions, the second one consisting of two options you can choose from.

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This is the second part of the full day session. We encourage you to also register for the morning session Part 1 - Lobbying & Advocacy, especially if you are new to advocacy work.

Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Washington State DISCLOSE Act - Dmitri Iglitzin, Schwerin Campbell Barnard, LLP

Dmitri Iglitzin is a partner in the firm of Schwerin Campbell Barnard, LLP and will explain the requirements of the Washington State DISCLOSE Act. This law passed in 2018 impacts the donor disclosure laws for nonprofits engaging in electoral campaigns or ballot measures.

Did you know:

  • All types of nonprofit organizations that expect to spend above $25,000 on ballot measure campaigns (or independent political expenditures, in the case of 501c4s) in a given year must register as an “Incidental Committee” with the Public Disclosure Commission?
  • The law require that Incidental Committees disclose their top ten donors above $10,000 to the Public Disclosure Commission? (This is important information to tell your donors!)

Session 2: Breakout Sessions

  • Option 1: Public Disclosure Commission Reporting (Erin Louis, Advocate Accounting) Erin Louis will unpack the Washington State PDC reporting requirements. Her presentation includes how to use the reporting software. If you need to report to the PDC, give yourself a break, and let Erin show you the ropes.
  • Option 2: Nonprofit 501c3 and c4 Compliance (AFJ Trainer) Is your 501c3 collaborating with 501c4s or unions on public policy change? Does your 501c3 have an affiliated 501c4? This session explores the different rights, roles, and rules for 501c3s, 501c4s, and political organizations working together. This workshop will remind you or help you learn:
    • Rights and responsibilities for collaboration among 501c3s, 501c4s, unions, and political organizations
    • Best practices for carrying out shared activities, including voter engagement campaigns
    • How to allocate costs between c3/c4 for different expenses (shared staff, overhead, shared equipment, etc.)
    • Rules about funding and financial transactions between 501c3s and 501c4s


About our trainers:

Quyen Tu is the Southern California Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice. She is a long-time active member of the American Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Orange County Asian American Bar Association.

About Dmitri Iglitzin, JD: Dmitri is a partner in the firm of Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP where he focused on union-side labor and employment law. He received his B.A. from Yale University, 1983, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law, 1986, magna cum laude. Mr. Iglitzin was formerly a law clerk for Chief Judge Barbara Rothstein, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. He was formerly an assistant professor of law at the University of Washington School of Law and has taught labor law there in recent years as an adjunct professor of law. He and members of his firm collaborated with Alliance for Justice to produce the Bolder Advocacy Guide for Washington State.

About Erin Louis, CPA: Erin founded Advocate Accounting in 2013 Advocate Accounting was founded in 2013 by Erin Louis, CPA and has grown to be one of the most trusted names in Seattle for complex nonprofit and campaign accounting.


This event is a part of the Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative

About Alliance for Justice / Bolder Advocacy: Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their rights to be active participants in the democratic process. By decoding and demystifying advocacy rules, Bolder Advocacy gives nonprofits and foundations the confidence to assertively advocate for community change.


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