August 10, 2010 - 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM ET

Legal Quick Hit: "Effective 501(c)(3) Lobbying: The 501(h) Election, No Substantial Part Test, and Creating Lobbying Affiliates" for the Association of Corporate Counsel's Nonprofit Organizations Committee

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501(c)(3) organizations are allowed to lobby, but the Internal Revenue Code limits how much lobbying they can conduct and prohibits them from conducting any political campaign activity. Learn what is and is not lobbying, the different options for tracking lobbying, and other strategies for protecting your organization's tax-exempt status (such as creating an affiliated 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) entity to conduct lobbying and political activities). 

Ronald M. Jacobs, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, DC