Each of these action-oriented audioconferences takes just 90-minutes out of your day – yet they provide you with expert guidance that will make a bottom-line difference to your ongoing success with everything from lobbying and grassroots activities, to member involvement and political contributions.
SESSION 1: 501(c)3 organizations: keeping your tax-exempt status intact
September 14, 2010 · 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
501(c)3 organizations must not engage in political activities, such as attempts to influence elections. But do you know exactly what that means? It could cost you big time if you don’t fully comply with IRS rules to avoid direct advocacy. Your organization can lobby – but only to some extent. This session focuses on rules and regulations for 501(c)3 organizations – tax structure, advocacy, political events, and other political activities. In addition, you’ll learn how to conduct a self-audit that provides vital early-warning on any areas of your operation that do not currently comply with IRS, FEC or HLOGA requirements.
SESSION 2: 501(c)4 & (c)6 organizations: how can you advocate?
September 21, 2010 · 2:00-3:30 pm EST
This session examines the special issues compliance issues surrounding nonprofits’ political activities, including the IRS rules that must be obeyed to maintain tax-exempt status and the HLOGA requirements that must be met to avoid disastrous publicity, $200,000 fines and up to five years in jail. Also included: a discussion of appropriate direct political activity.