Organizations rely on grassroots and grasstops communications to attract supporters, educate them on key policies, advocate for change, and raise funds for the future. These powerful communications are a versatile tool for advancing an organization’s priorities and keeping stakeholders engaged. At the same time, their versatility also means that such communications may implicate a wide variety of laws, creating traps for the unwary.
Please join Venable’s nationally recognized Nonprofit Organizations Practice as we examine the key rules nonprofits need to be aware of in order to communicate with confidence. We will discuss how various types of grassroots communications may trigger lobbying registration and reporting, campaign finance disclosures, and charitable solicitation registration, as well as the tax implications of grassroots advocacy and laws that may apply to communications in particular types of media.