Ron Jacobs and Larry Norton presented “Election-Year Advocacy: Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Clear Message in Cloudy Legal Seas,” a webinar covering topics for nonprofits engaged in political activity. It included topics such as:

  • The rules that apply to 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations and how those rules are changing;
  • How to operate a political action committee (PAC), including guidelines for fundraising and advocacy communications;
  • Specific activities that 501(c)(3) organizations can and cannot engage in, and how the proposed IRS rules for 501(c)(4)’s may impact 501(c)(3)’s;
  • Rules on coordinating activities with campaigns and political parties;
  • How successful enterprises can combine a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and/or 501(c)(6) organization, a PAC, and even a Super PAC;
  • The Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down aggregate contribution limits, and how it could influence 2014 elections at the state and federal level;
  • IRS proposals to change the 501(c)(4) rules; and
  • Changes to state disclosure laws.

You can view the handout for the presentation or watch it below: