All nonprofits have a vital role to play in our democracy. For 501(c)(3) public charities, that role includes lobbying. Nonprofits have every right to advocate on behalf of policies they believe in, but when this advocacy deals with specific legislation, limits come into play that you need to know about. Here are some good resources:

Independent Sector’s Lobbying Guidelines for Public Charities

Bolder Advocacy’s Navigate the Rules

Making Your Voice Heard in the California State Legislature

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April 28 - Friday, Monterey Park
Nonprofit Organization Workshop with Assemblymember Ed Chau: How to Keep Your Nonprofit in Ship Shape, featuring CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin
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May 1 - Monday, WEBINAR
California Policy Forum: The First 101 Days of the Trump Presidency, featuring CalNonprofits Policy Director Nancy Berlin
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May 3 - Wednesday, Los Angeles
Exponent Philanthropy Convening: Great Funder-Nonprofit Relationships, featuring CalNonprofits and Southern California Grantmakers
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May 4 - Thursday, San Francisco
Exponent Philanthropy Convening: Great Funder-Nonprofit Relationships, featuring CalNonprofits and Northern California Grantmakers
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May 7 - Sunday, Lake Tahoe
Community College League of California 2017 Annual Trustees Conference, featuring CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka as Keynote Speaker
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June 28 - Wednesday, Sacramento
California Nonprofits Day, honoring Nonprofits of the Year at State Capitol Event
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OVERHEAD WEBINAR SERIES
May 11 - Thursday, Session 1
Real Costs – Realistic Strategies: Understanding, Communicating, and Funding the Full Cost of Your Services
 
June 1 - Thursday, Session 2
Recovering Overhead Costs in Government Contracts: New Opportunities
 
June 15 - Thursday, Session 3
Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal
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