Political Activism: Legal Guidelines For Nonprofits

with
Dr. Jim Castagnera
On-Demand
$149.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Legal expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain what political activities nonprofits may undertake. You will learn how to protect your organization’s status despite stakeholders’ enthusiasm for political activism.

What You'll Learn

  • What is the Johnson Amendment? How does it affect your organization?
  • Where does the IRS stand on this issue in the Biden administration?
  • Which nonprofits are covered and which are not?
  • Which activities are considered improperly intervening in a political campaign?
  • Which political activities are nonpartisan and therefore legal?
  • What campaign activities may your employees and volunteers engage in?

Training Overview

Political activism can jeopardize your 501(c)(3) status. Learn what political activities are allowed.

From the Russian war on Ukraine to the upcoming midterm elections to the ongoing pandemic, your nonprofit employees might be itching to express their opinions. While your nonprofit may want to trumpet your political positions, contribute campaign funding, and offer support, you need to be careful. If you participate in prohibited ways, your organization can lose its 501(c)(3) status.

You need to understand what is allowed, how to separate personal positions from organizational advocacy, and the steps you must take to protect your nonprofit.

  • What is the Johnson Amendment? How does it affect your organization?
  • Where does the IRS stand on this issue in the Biden administration?
  • Which nonprofits are covered and which are not?
  • Which activities are considered improperly intervening in a political campaign?
  • Which political activities are nonpartisan and therefore legal?
  • What campaign activities may your employees and volunteers engage in?

Who Should Attend?

  • Nonprofit chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Development staff
  • Consultants
  • Legal counsel
  • Senior management
  • Marketing staff
  • Financial staff
  • Fundraising staff
  • Governmental affairs directors
  • Government liaisons
  • Nonprofit lobbyists
  • Financial officers
  • Advocacy directors

Expert Presenter

Dr. Jim Castagnera

  • Member and the Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University

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