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