Tag Archives: Lobbying

The Non-Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

Much brouhaha has been made over President Trump’s May 4 Executive Order claiming to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 law that bars 501(c)(3) organizations from supporting or opposing candidates for public office. As with … Continue reading

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IRS Increases Scrutiny of 501(c)(3) Political Activity During Election Cycle

Our clients often ask whether they can participate in legislative and political activity. While we encourage clients to lobby on behalf of their interests within the limits prescribed by law (see our previous post), 501(c)(3) organizations cannot engage in activity … Continue reading

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Another Call for IRS to Investigate Social Welfare Orgs

As you know from our previous post, the IRS has increased its scrutiny of nonprofit organizations engaging in political activity (as it does every 4 years during the presidential election cycle). This is because while 501(c)(4) organizations are allowed to … Continue reading

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Advocacy Tips for Nonprofits

As we told you in a prior post, for many nonprofits, advocacy is an important tool for achieving exempt purposes. In a recent article published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, successful advocates offer tips to help charities defend their interests. … Continue reading

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Deficit Commission to Congress: “Eliminate the Charitable Deduction”

Among the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is to eliminate the deduction for charitable contributions. While the report did not receive sufficient votes to require an up-or-down vote in Congress, this recommendation did catch … Continue reading

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