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Nonprofits and lobbying: Yes, they can!

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By Nayantara Mehta, counsel, Alliance for Justice | When many people think about nonprofits and lobbying, they might think of a relationship like oil and water: they don’t mix. There is a widespread perception that nonprofits cannot lobby, or if they do lobby, they are exploiting some kind of legal loophole. The fact is that […]

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Two nonprofits face more than $47,000 in fines over L.A. lobbying forms

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By Emily Alpert Reyes, reporter, Los Angeles Times | Two nonprofits could face fines totaling more than $47,000 from the city Ethics Commission for failing to accurately report how much they had spent on lobbying at City Hall. Ethics Commission staffers have proposed a fine of $30,000 for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New […]

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Nonprofits can lobby

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By Center for Nonprofits | Given the many crucial issues facing nonprofit organizations and the people they serve, it is more important than ever that charities become involved in the public policy debate. Yet too many people mistakenly assume that it is illegal for nonprofits to lobby. To the contrary, federal laws actually exist to […]

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Framing: the art and science

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By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors | In 2012, a staggering 46.5 million people were living in poverty in the United States — the largest number in the 54 years the U.S. Census has measured poverty. This figure has increased or held steady for 11 of the past 12 years. The reasons are varied, but […]

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Legislative session: few changes for nonprofits

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Compiled by Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors | This year’s Indiana legislative session was not without controversy. Of the over 1200 bills that were originally filed for the session, several hundred made it through the entire process and were eligible for action by the governor. In addition, lawmakers approved a two-year $31 billion budget, which […]

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