November 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

"Election-Year Advocacy for Nonprofits: Getting Your Legal Playbook Ready" for the Association of Corporate Counsel's Nonprofit Organizations Committee

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With the 2016 election just a year off, it is time to get your nonprofit's playbook ready. This webinar will have two parts: (1) permissible activities for 501(c)(3) organizations and their leadership, and (2) how 501(c)(4)s can be involved in the political process. By attending, you will learn how to be involved in the process without tripping over IRS or federal or state campaign finance rules.

Part 1: 501(c)(3) Activities

  • Hosting candidate debates and forums
  • Candidate questionnaires
  • Scorecards
  • Interacting with candidates in their official capacity
  • Providing information to candidates
  • Speaking out as an executive
  • Executives hosting candidate events
  • Communications that are not campaign intervention
  • Creating a related 501(c)(4) to do more

Part 2: 501(c)(4) Activities

  • What is campaign intervention?
  • Maintaining the primary purpose
  • Where is the IRS guidance on how much I can do?
  • Contributing to state candidates
  • Making independent expenditures
  • Donor disclosure issues
  • Tax implications for political activity
  • Using connected PACs to contribute to federal candidates
  • Do I need a super PAC?

Dan Koslovsky, Esq., Associate General Counsel, AARP

Ronald M. Jacobs, Esq., Partner and Co-chair of the Political Law Practice
Janice M. Ryan, Esq., Associate, Nonprofit Organizations and Political Law Practices

For more information, please visit the ACC event page.