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Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Immediately before this workshop join us for NAO's Annual Meeting (7:30 - 9:30 a.m.) as we mark NAO’s 40-year milestone serving Oregon communities, celebrate the nonprofit sector’s accomplishments and learn about upcoming challenges and opportunities. Learn more and RSVP.


Eliot Center
Buchan Reception Hall
1226 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205


$25 NAO Members
$50 Nonmembers

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Event Details

Shyaam Subramanian, Southern California Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program at the Alliance for Justice

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether influencing your state’s budget, protecting Medicaid, or advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. This comprehensive workshop will help explain what lobbying is and why it is so important. Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities (including houses of worship and public foundations) to lobby within generous limits.

This training covers:

  • Avenues for Advocacy
  • One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities
  • How you can continue to advocate for your issues during election years, and the range of nonpartisan election-related activities that 501(c)(3)s can engage in

Who Should Attend?

This training is for board, staff and volunteers of 501(c)(3) public charities. If you represent a public or private foundation and would like to know more about funding advocacy efforts, we encourage you to attend the afternoon session, hosted by Grantmakers of Oregon & SW Washington. learn more.

About the Presenter

Shyaam Subramanian serves as Southern California Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at the Alliance for Justice. In this capacity, he assists nonprofit organizations in pursuing legal and effective advocacy to advance their public policy goals.

Shyaam received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to coming to AFJ, Shyaam was a Public Interest Fellow at the National Health Law Program, a nonprofit organization that advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. Among other responsibilities, Shyaam participated in policy advocacy to improve low-income individuals’ access to affordable and quality health care. Shyaam is optimistic about the power of public policy to produce meaningful social change, and he hopes to empower nonprofit organizations to confidently and passionately advocate for underserved communities.

Sponsored by Meyer Memorial Trust

September 28th, 2017 10:00 AM   through   1:30 PM
Eliot Center - Buchan Hall
1226 SW Salmon
Portland, OR 97205
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy
Presenter Shyaam Subramanian
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Voice

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