Raffa Resources
Raffa Resources
Raffa Resources

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​Advocacy & Lobbying Resources

A 26-page brochure produced by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development on how to be a better advocate for your organization.

Independent Sector, a nonpartisan networking group for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs, created this helpful website with lobbying guidelines and advice on navigating IRS rules.

Easy-to-read site from the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations includes links to free and inexpensive tools for e-advocacy, as well as tips on using social media to get your group’s message out.

The National Council of Nonprofits explains why lobbying is important—and OK—to do and helps you fill out the right forms.

Information on public advocacy and lobbying resources and some legal concerns to keep in mind. Also offers advice on how to make your case on with legislators.

Tom Raffa discusses what kinds of lobbying and advocacy are allowed within a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in this article from the Nonprofit Quarterly.

OMB Watch provides a series of current and archived articles on nonprofit advocacy rights issues.

Site has contact information for all members of the House of Representatives and Senate. The site can be searched by committee/state/senior leadership.

For related information, see the Legal section​.

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