What Are the Restrictions on Nonprofit Fundraising and Lobbying?

Nonprofit Fundraising Law Attorneys

There are certain restrictions that nonprofit and charitable organizations must follow in order to retain their privileged tax status, particularly in the areas of fundraising and lobbying. Some types of organizations are prohibited from lobbying altogether, while others may engage in this practice. It is also important to make sure that nonprofit and charitable groups also practice fundraising within the confines of the law.

At the law firm of Gammon & Grange, P.C., our nonprofit fundraising law lawyers can provide legal advice and guidance to various organizations in these complex areas of the law. For more than 30 years, we have been committed to serving nonprofits and charities of all types, from international NGOs to local, grassroots organizations.

Lobbying Restrictions

Organizations that have 501(c)(3) status for tax purposes are generally prohibited from lobbying or engaging in political campaigns. That said, public charities are generally allowed to spend a certain amount of money on legislative lobbying, although the amount must not be a substantial part of a charity's activity. Our nonprofit lawyers can review what this may mean for an organization to ensure that any activity is within compliance of the law.

Nonprofit Fundraising

Fundraising tends to be the lifeblood of any nonprofit or charitable organization. As such, the restrictions are not as limiting as those placed on lobbying. However, there are still certain considerations that must be taken into account when engaging in a fundraising activity. Certain tax implications may have to be considered, such as the cost of an item versus its actual value. We can help ensure that our clients' fundraising efforts are successful while not endangering their nonprofit status.

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