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Tuesday, April 4 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Lobbying and Advocacy 101: Legal Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

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Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether influencing your state’s budget, protecting Medicaid, or passing marriage equality laws, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. This comprehensive workshop will help explain what lobbying is and why it is so important. Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities (including houses of worship and public foundations) to lobby within generous limits. This training
addresses:
 How the tax law permits lobbying for nonprofits
 One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying
 Yearly lobbying limits for charities
 Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make themost of their lobbying limit
 The application of these rules to ballot measure activities

Moderators
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Kimberly O'Neil

Founder and Managing Director, Cause Studio
Kimberly O'Neil is an award winning executive leadership and nonprofit expert.  As the youngest African American woman to serve as a City Manager in the United States, she is now the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Giving Blueprint, a company with a three point mission to impact social change through the development of strategic partnerships and growth plans within the nonprofit community... Read More →

Speakers
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Natalie Ossenfort

Director of Alliance, Texas Office - Alliance for Justice
Natalie Ossenfort serves as the Director of Alliance for Justice’s Texas office, where she works with nonprofit organizations to increase their advocacy capacity and understanding of federal, state and local advocacy and lobbying rules. Prior to her work with the organization, she helped to create and run the Innocence Project of Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to freeing those wrongfully convicted of crimes in the state. At IPTX, Natalie held... Read More →


Tuesday April 4, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Barista Ventures 211 N. Ervay St. - Floor 11, Dallas TX 75201-3613