Advocacy should be viewed as a fundamental part of a nonprofit’s mission. Those organizations that actively advocate have greater influence and more impactful outcomes for their program participants. Advocacy is one of the most effective ways for nonprofits to serve communities and meet their missions.

There are some prohibitions on 501(c)(3) public charities when it comes to actions taken to influence legislation. It is critical for nonprofits to understand the nuances of advocacy, lobbying and political campaigning to enable them to maximize their impact without risking their tax‐exempt status. Learn more by downloading this free tool.