Walking the Lobbying Tightrope

In these days leading up to Election Day 2016, it’s hard not to talk about political issues. For Section 501(c)(3) organizations, it can be tempting to speak up on issues that affect their mission. Indeed, for many, not speaking out may seem contrary to their mission.

Because the presidential candidates have indicated their stance on many legislative and policy issues, speaking out for or against policies and laws requires walking a tightrope–between permissible advocacy and prohibited political campaigning.Continue reading