Advocacy, public policy, and civic engagement are essential tools for all nonprofits in achieving their missions. We can provide you with the tools to be a strong advocate for your nonprofit’s specific issues.
Nonprofits can lobby! Here’s some basic information about federal laws:
- Nonprofit advocacy is legal
- The powerful, free, and easy 501(h) election (the voluntary expenditure test that provides a clear and simple calculation for how much lobbying is permissible)
- More resources from the Alliance for Justice (Bolder Advocacy, en Español)
Do you lobby at the state level? Here’s what you need to know:
- Summary of N.C. lobbying law
- North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement Lobbying Compliance Division (register, file reports, search for lobbyists)
Tips on how to be an effective advocate:
- Advocacy & Lobbying FAQs
- Advocacy tools from the National Council of Nonprofits
More tools to come in 2019 to help your nonprofit be an effective advocate
Nonprofits can get involved in nonpartisan civic engagement. Find out how!