103 S. Harris St.
|Summit, Lake, Park and Grand County Nonprofits|
|Member (outside counties)|
|Non-Member (outside counties)|
Our Professional Development Workshop Series is made possible by the generous support of U.S. Bank:
*Please see below for special pricing for this event*
As community-based, nonpartisan organizations, nonprofits can effectively influence the decisions of policy makers. By building relationships, becoming a credible source, utilizing networks and following the lobbying rules, nonprofits can effectively use their voice to shape legislation.
This interactive presentation will provide tools for becoming a trusted source, advocating for your cause and effectively influencing elected officials. The training will cover the guidelines for nonprofit organizations when undertaking advocacy and lobbying activities, including the definitions imposed on organizations by the IRS and the understanding of when advocacy becomes lobbying. We will delve into the difference between advocacy and lobbying and what this means for a nonprofit organization’s reporting requirements to its donors and on its 990.
Participants will walk away with the definitions of direct and grassroots lobbying for IRS purposes, certain thresholds for lobbying activities, and tools available to nonprofit organizations that are not considered lobbying. We will also discuss lobbying under Colorado law. The session will wrap up by exploring case studies to help participants apply what they’ve learned.
- $35 for nonprofits in the following counties:
- Free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association, statewide
- $65 for non-members outside of the listed counties
- $60 for AFP members
Thank you to The Summit Foundation for bringing this event to Colorado's Central Mountains!