Showing posts tagged with: "501(c)(3)"

Bright Lines in the New Year . December 4, 2014

Last November the IRS issued a proposal regarding changes to the political activities of 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations. The initial proposal was ultimately withdrawn this year after receiving more than 160,000 public comments, including input from Nonprofit VOTE and its partners. Nonprofit VOTE’s comments made Adler & Colvin’s List of Top 25 Comments. Nonprofit VOTE was concerned read more

Nonprofit VOTE’s IRS Comments Make Top 25 List . May 1, 2014

Earlier this year, Nonprofit VOTE submitted comments to the IRS regarding proposed changes to the political activities of 501(c)(4) organizations. This month, Adler & Colvin began publishing a list of the Top 25 Comments on the IRS Proposed Political Activity Rules. Nonprofit VOTE was number 18, along with Project VOTE and Rock the Vote. IRS Commissioner read more

Comments to IRS: Protect Our Nonpartisan Voice for Civic Engagement and Democracy . February 20, 2014

This week, Nonprofit VOTE responded to the IRS proposal to limit the political activities of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. Comments are due February 27th. Nonprofit VOTE and its partners welcome IRS action to stop the rising abuse of 501(c)(4) nonprofits to channel large amounts of secret, undisclosed money into political campaigns. However, in its attempt read more

The IRS Moves to Limit Political Activity by 501(c)(4) Nonprofits . November 30, 2013

Election spending by 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations not required to disclose their donors mushroomed from a few million in 2006 to over $250 million in 2012. On Thanksgiving eve, the IRS and Treasury department released a long awaited proposal to define and restrict the political activity of 501(c)(4) organizations. What are they proposing? Is it read more

Next Webinar: Nonpartisan Guidelines for 501(c)(3) Voter Engagement . March 8, 2013

How does a nonprofit conduct nonpartisan voter engagement work? Find out during our next webinar: Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Nonprofits Doing Voter Engagement Thursday March 21st, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Unsure what it means to be nonpartisan when engaging voters and connecting to candidates around elections? Join our next training when we’ll review what your organization read more

Webinar Materials on 501(c)(3) Guidelines Now Available . April 27, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Voter Engagement Work, is now available! You can watch the presentation on YouTube, and if you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation and the audio portion of the presentation, or browse all of our resources read more

NVEN in the News: MSNBC . July 26, 2008

Elizabeth Wasserman reports on nonprofits’ voter engagement work this election season and on the challenges facing 501(c)(3)s in their attempt to maintain nonpartisanship. Read her discussion of NVEN, which quotes Minnesota Participation Project coordinator Maureen Cisneros!