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September 5, 2013Alerts

Lobbying Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

DASH Webinar (click to view flyer) :
Lobbying with Confidence: Legal Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:00pm – 2:30 pm

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective ways for nonprofits to advance their missions.  Whether to influence the state’s budget, protect Medicaid, or pass or block new laws, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities may choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals.  Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities to lobby with generous limits.  To help your group understand what you can and cannot do, the Disability Advocacy Support Hub (DASH) has arranged for the Alliance for Justice, nationally recognized experts, to offer training to PA disability advocacy groups on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.  Training will be offered by phone and internet at a number of sites in PA.  Sites are still being developed throughout the state, so if the listed sites are not convenient, please contact Lan Do for more site availabilities or to participate from your personal computer.

The training addresses:

  •  How the tax law permits lobbying by public charities
  • One easy step charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying
  • How much lobbying your charity can do each year
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit

To Register
Go to the DASH Registration or
Contact Lan Do @ ldo@drnpa.org, 800-692-7443 x312
TTY 1-877-375-7139 Fax: 717-236-0192
Requests for accommodations must be made during registration prior to September 13, 2013.

This training is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

Hosting Facilities

Clarion:       Arc of Clarion County
22 South 2nd Avenue
Clarion, PA  16214
1-814-226-7033

Erie:             Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501
1-814-482-4462

Harrisburg: Arc of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Place, Suite 403
301 Chestnut Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
717-234-2621

Disability Rights Network of PA (DRN)
1414 N. Cameron Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17103
800-692-7443 ext. 312

Lancaster:  Disability Empowerment Center
941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite 201
Lancaster, PA  17603
717-394-1890

Pittsburgh:  Community Living and Support Services
1400 S. Braddock Avenue (Swissvale)
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

Community Living and Support Services
4638 Centre Avenue (Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-683-7100 ext. 2124

Three Rivers Center for Independent Living
900 Rebecca Avenue (Wilkinsburg)
Pittsburgh, PA  15221
412-371-7700 ext. 119

Philadelphia:        Disability Rights Network of PA (DRN)
1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor Board Room
Philadelphia, PA  19107
215-238-8070 ext. 203