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.
Why Should Your Nonprofit Advocate?
Advocacy is vital for a nonprofit to advance its mission. Find out why.
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.
Public Policy Agenda
NCN's Public Policy Agenda for 2023
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.
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.
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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Elections and Voter Engagement
The leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.
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.