TNB Roundtable: Using Nonprofit Advocacy Rules to Meet Your Mission

Jan/26/2018

TNB Roundtable: Using Nonprofit Advocacy Rules to Meet Your Mission

Event Detail: 
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Event Presenter: 
Tech Networks of Boston

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session about how nonprofit organizations can make the rules about advocacy, lobbying, and other political activity work in their favor. Our featured guest will be Betsy Schmidt, professor of practice at UMass-Amherst's School of Public Policy, and author of "Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization."

In this increasingly politicized world, nonprofit leaders often realize that they can serve their clients best by advocating for policy changes. How do they do that and stay within the boundaries of the law? In this Roundtable, you’ll learn how to differentiate advocacy, lobbying, and political campaign intervention. You’ll learn what you can and cannot do in each of those situations, and you will leave, inspired to further your organization’s mission through advocacy and lobbying. We will also make sense of the pronouncements and possible changes in the Johnson Amendment—the part of Sec. 501(c)(3) that prevents nonprofits from engaging in political campaign activity.