Advocacy and Lobbying 101

Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates with Social Innovation Forum


Via Zoom

501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials, including the President. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue. After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when communication is considered lobbying.

For more information, please contact Jenna Nackel, Program Manager at