Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, December 4, 2019

access_time 9:30 am - 11:30 am ET

place Candid
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY

attach_money Free


Presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Human Services Council

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.


John N. Bennett, Associate
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Kevin E. Roe, Associate
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Intended audience

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



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