National Resources

Election Related Activities

All nonprofits can provide important information that voters need as they elect their representatives.  A 501(c)(3) organization may not engage in partisan political activity.  In other words, the organization cannot do anything that supports or opposes a candidate for office.  501(c)(3)s can, however, engage in a variety of nonpartisan election-related activities. 
IRS Fact Sheet 
On-Line Educational Resources  
Permissible 501(c)(3) election-related activities
Voter education 
Video Interview with Isaiah Castillo of AFJ - INTERNAL
501(c)(3)s and Campaign Activity - Added 9/23/2013
Posted on: March 5, 2013

Federal Lobbying Rules

Congress has adopted the Lobbying Disclosure Act, which defines lobbying and reporting requirements for registered lobbyists differently from the IRS regulations for charitable organizations.
Posted on: March 5, 2013
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