In 1954 Congress added a sentence to Treasury regulations requiring charities to remain nonpartisan in elections. However, nonprofits can still play a critical role in engaging communities and promoting equity in democracy.
Being nonpartisan is critical for 501(c)(3)s to maintain our status and also provides a distinct advantage for building trust in potential voters. Our guides and resources available below outline how to remain nonpartisan while engaging staff, clients, and community members in elections.
Nonpartisan Election Activities Checklist for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
Federal Funds and Voter Registration – Link Here
Using Social Media to Promote Voting
What can Nonprofit Staff Say About the Election – Link Here
HIPAA and Civic Engagement at Health Centers – Link Here