Establishing your organization as a source of information and ideas for policy makers can help advance your cause — an especially important function in tumultuous political times. Whether you’re aiming to help shape public policy under a new administration in Washington or boost your cause at the local level, this collection of Chronicle resources will help you build ties with lawmakers and follow Internal Revenue Service rules that preclude 501(c)(3) organizations from lobbying.
October 28, 2016
Video: How to Get Board Members Involved in Advocacy
BoardSource chief executive Anne Wallestad says advocacy is an “underutilized tool” at nonprofits but that charity leaders can help trustees do their part.
September 06, 2016
How a Family Foundation Shaped an Urgent National Issue
Through a fellowship program, a family foundation and a communications firm prepared pain experts to raise awareness about ways to better manage chronic pain.
January 14, 2016
How to Stay Within the Law in Election-Year Advocacy
With nearly a year of presidential-election activity ahead, it’s important to adhere to the guidelines governing nonprofit work and politics.
February 22, 2017
A Checklist for Staying Within the Law When Raising Money
A lawyer discusses how to register with the right state charity office, accurately represent how donations will be spent, and more.