Everyday Advocacy

It’s not complicated. Really. All you have to do is care about your nonprofit’s mission. Most people think that advocacy and lobbying are synonymous. Lobbying is a form of advocacy, but there are so many more ways to advocate for your nonprofit's mission. Browse through our archive of "Advocacy in Action" stories. At least one story is included in every edition of our free bi-weekly newsletter,  Nonprofit Champion.

Read about Why Should Your Nonprofit Advocate?

Why Should Your Nonprofit Advocate?

Advocacy is vital for a nonprofit to advance its mission. Find out why.

Read about Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action

To demonstrate how common nonprofit advocacy is – and how effective it can be in advancing missions, improving lives, and strengthening communities, we share these stories of Advocacy in Action.

Read about Public Policy Agenda

Public Policy Agenda

NCN's Public Policy Agenda for 2024

Read about Federal Law Protects Nonprofit Advocacy & Lobbying

Federal Law Protects Nonprofit Advocacy & Lobbying

The federal government, including Congress and the Internal Revenue Service, supports not only broad advocacy but also legislative lobbying by 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits.

Read about Benefits of Filing the 501(h) Election

Benefits of Filing the 501(h) Election

Learn about the benefits nonprofits can realize by filing the 501(h) election that simplifies and clarifies the rules governing lobbying expenses.

Read about Taking the 501(h) Election

Taking the 501(h) Election

Simply by submitting IRS Form 5768, a nonprofit sets lobbying expenditure ceilings using a sliding scale based on a nonprofit’s annual exempt purpose expenditures.


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Nonprofit Champion

Free biweekly updates on local, state, and federal policy and advocacy issues affecting nonprofits.


Voting and Community Engagement

Read about Voting and Community Engagement

Voting and Community Engagement

Community engagement and get out the vote efforts by nonprofits are critical to elections and shaping what will happen in the coming years.

Read about Nonprofit VOTE

Nonprofit VOTE

The leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.

Read about Nonprofit Staff Vote

Nonprofit Staff Vote

A joint campaign that aims to encourage nonprofit employers to offer employees paid time off to vote - and serve as poll workers - on or before Election Day.

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