Training Details

Thursday, December 6, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am ET

Foundation Center Northeast
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY


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Presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Nonprofits play a vital role in advocating for social issues as well as informing and influencing public policy. Many nonprofit executives are unclear about laws surrounding lobbying and political activity. In the face of our current social and political climate where a rapid response is often required, it’s important for nonprofits to stay abreast of regulations around advocacy and lobbying.

Join us for a session where skilled attorneys will help you learn about:

  • what is and what is not considered lobbying;
  • how much lobbying a public charity can do;
  • what the federal tax rules related to advocacy and lobbying are; and
  • what your organization needs to do to protect its tax status while engaging in these activities.


  • Learn what does and doesn't constitute lobbying
  • Understand how much lobbying a nonprofit is legally allowed to do without facing penalties

Intended Audience

Board members
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff
Marketing, communications, external affairs
Nonprofit startups
Program directors and staff


John N. Bennett Associate Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Kevin E. Roe Associate Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP