Factsheets

Nonprofits and Ballot Measures

Find out how take a stand for or against a ballot measure, or provide neutral information about what is on the ballot.

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Partner Resources

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Ballot Measure Toolkit

Bolder Advocacy's ballot measure toolkit is a set of links to factsheets and other resources on 501(c)(3) ballot measure advocacy.

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Webpages

Taking the 501(h) Election for Lobbying

An explanation of the benefits of taking the 501(h) election to clarify and expand your lobby limit from the National Council of Nonprofits.

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Factsheets

Maximize Your Lobbying Limit: Using 501h test

Follow these instructions on how to measure your lobbying under the 501(h) test.

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Toolkits & Guides

Keeping Records of Spending on Advocacy for 501(c)3)s

This tool provides guidance to 501(c)(3) organizations on how to prepare and maintain lobbying records including work for or against ballot measures for the IRS.

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Foundations and Ballot Measures

This resource details how foundations can support 501(c)(3) grantees that are engaged in ballot measure activity.

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Other

IRS Form 5768 Election H

File this form to have clearly defined lobbying limits, including efforts to influence ballot measures or legislation.

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Webpages

Ballot Measures in Your State – from Ballotpedia

Ballotpedia provides state-specific information on current, past, and potential ballot content.

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Factsheets

Ballot Measures and Public Charities

Review this summary of how nonprofits can conduct ballot measure activity.

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