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Standing Up and Speaking Out: Legal Tips for Nonprofits

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Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits that (want to) Advocate.

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Now more than ever, your community is relying on you to stand up for them. If you think your 501(c)(3) public charity status prevents you from advocating for new laws and policies, think again! Whether protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants, pushing for quality education, or demanding safe communities for everyone, you can legally advocate – and even lobby – for public policy and community change at every level of government.

501(c)(3)s play an important role in our democracy: educating the public and weighing in on policy issues to ensure their communities are at the table when decisions affecting their lives are made. Unfortunately, many nonprofits are not aware of how much advocacy they can do. Participants in this session will learn about the rights of public charities to advocate and lobby, what systems need to be in place to advocate in compliance with your tax status, and how to access further resources.

After this session, you'll have a clear understanding of:

  • Your 501(c)(3) organization's rights to advocate and lobby
  • What does and doesn't count as lobbying
  • Your annual lobbying limit
  • How to make the most of your organization's advocacy power
  • What systems are necessary to properly track and report lobbying

Participants will:

  • Understand their options for tracking and reporting lobbying and when that is necessary
  • Know what step to take with the IRS to maximize and simplify their lobbying reporting
  • Understand the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and which can be done with restricted funding or without having to report
  • Have access to our online publications, tools, and technical assistance hotline

If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to pnavarro@cnmsocal.org to receive your discount code.

Sizzling Summer Seminar Fee

Regular fee: $35

Back-to-Back (AM and PM session on same day): $50 for both ($35 for the first seminar and $15 for the second one)

To receive the Back-to-Back discount fee, first register for a seminar and you will receive the "discount code" for the other seminar of the same date on your confirmation email.

Quyen Tu

Quyen is the Southern California Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice. She consults with and trains nonprofit organizations on the rules for legal and effective advocacy. 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. Quyen’s work in these associations has focused on diversity in the bench and bar and access to justice.

She earned her B.A. at the University of California, San Diego and her J.D. at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Prior to joining AFJ, Quyen had her own law practice, focusing on consumer litigation and advising social enterprises including benefit corporations, certified B Corps, and social purpose corporations .

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