The University of Iowa

*Nonprofit Know-How: Advocacy & Lobbying 101 (Virtual)
Event Category 

501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials, including the President. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue. After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.
Participants will learn:
• How federal tax law permits lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
• One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
• Yearly lobbying limits for charities;
• Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit; and
• The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:30am to 10:00am
324 3rd St SE
Ste. 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Sponsoring Organization 
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation