Question: Legal Advocacy

A Small Change

Depending on your nonprofit’s certification you are under different laws surrounding the kind of legislative positions you can take. This is an area in which I have very little knowledge but am curious about. I wanted to reach out to you as nonprofit professionals all over the states regarding what you know about legislative advocacy. What is the limit of the advocacy a 501(c)(3) can do?

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Rhode Island Legal Aid

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Rhode Island Legal Jobs

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The Legalities of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

If your organization is a nonprofit just beginning a cause marketing relationship, you’d be well served by seeking out expert legal advice before you sign any deals. On that count, today’s post on the legalities of cause marketing comes courtesy of a guest poster, Maria E. 12) Have the marketing department (or whatever operational unit is running the cause marketing campaign) obtain internal clearance for the particular promotion and consult counsel for legal advice as needed.

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#Communications: ATT Fights Legal Battle Against Its (Business) Customers

Non Profit Marketing 360

Whatever the legal/contractual granules of the case, the lawsuit is clear evidence that fears and/or anger are growing over AT&T’s plans for T-Mobile (plans that mostly seem to be about suppressing T-Mobile as a competitor). The body blows between AT&T and the business and federal regulatory communities continue to mount. In July, the law firm of Bursor & Fisher established a website for AT&T customers to sign into a class-action lawsuit to fight the merger.

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New Legal Structures That Will Increase Competition For Nonprofits

Blue Sky Collaborative

link] It discusess the existence and growth of 2 new types of legal structures for corporations; Tags: Corporate Social Responsibility Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits As if the nonprofits sector isn't fragmented and competitive enough. Anyone involved in the nonprofit sector should take note of this article in TechCrunch.

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Newsletter: This Shark Nonprofit’s Partners are Off the Hook ; How You Can Legally Hijack the 2020 Olympics ; The Best Creative Talent is Kept Under Lock & Key

Selfish Giving

How you can (legally) hijack the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Build an audience. Engage with that audience. Monetize that audience. Some lucky nonprofits don't even have to build an audience from scratch. They can just tap into an existing one that's growing around them. That's the case with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I recently did some work for a client that involved looking into recent Canadian legal cases dealing with employees that have been either fired or reprimanded for their conduct on social media platforms. Be aware that employers can legally monitor your online behaviour on public channels 24/7. If you are interested in obtaining some more recent legal examples of this sort (including ones specific to the public sector) please feel free to contact me.

Don’t Get Suckered By This Facebook Myth

J Campbell Social Marketing

Posting a notice on your Timeline doesn’t mean anything and is not legally binding. If you are concerned by any of Facebook’s policies and procedures, take a moment to review their legal terms and their privacy policy. Facebook Social Media legal terms myth privacy policy

A quick note on social media governance

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Social media guidelines should be created by the “strategy” team and approved by HR and Legal. Advice Guidelines & Policies Insight content engagement guidelines hr legal marketing participation social media governance social media guidelines social media policies strategyThere are some general best practices and trends that I’m noticing are emerging in modern “social” organizations.

How Do You Define Good Journalism?

SocialButterfly

Tags: Ethics and Legality journalism content copyright ethics Journalists Creed media missouri school of journalism public service Valerie Maltoni values Walter Williams

Crossing the line or a Creative Cross? MySpace Research with “Dr. Meg”

SocialButterfly

Megan Moreno social networking Privacy and Security ethics online privacy Social Marketing Dr. Meg Interesting Articles research Social Media government medicine health campaigns Social Networking Blog Talk online research Public Health Ethics and Legality outreach health communications privacy online access Have you heard of Dr. Meg? Maybe not, but if you’re a teen on MySpace you may have.

Honoring Donor Intent

The Nonprofit Consultant

If funds are designated for a particular purpose, it is your legal and ethical obligation to use it for that purpose and that purpose only. legal ethics Nonprofit fundraisingThis seems like such a basic, "Fundraising Ethics 101" topic that I'd never have to write a post explicitly about it, but it seems that even high profile nonprofit organizations need to be reminded: Donor Intent is King!

7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

For those currently in the program, their work permits and legal status will begin expiring March 2018. By March 2020 all DACA recipients will lose their legal immigration status and face the risk of being deported. From legal work to advocacy to grassroots mobilization, these 7 organizations highlighted below are fighting to ensure that immigrant rights are human rights. There are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

Their services also include resources for trans people on navigating legal issues such as changing the name and gender on their identification documents and an About Transgender People resource hub, where family members and other allies can go to find information to learn about and support the transgender people in their lives. The foundation offers grant funding to nonprofits that work to advance equality through research, education, policy, and the legal system.

Resources for Donors and What Information Federal Law Says A Nonprofit Must Provide to the Public

Seeking Grant Money Today

You can see, midway down the web page, that they have a database of official (or legal) exempt organizations. Anyone curious about any nonprofit operating legally within Oregon, could check that. Are you aware of a local organization that has been soliciting for donations but you are not sure what kinds of organizations are considered legal exempt organization, according to the I.R.S.? Tags: donors legal compliance

pbs to air inspiring new film, american idealist, january 21 (copies available to educators and nonprofits)

Studio 501c

Its emphasis on Sargent Shriver's signature contribution -- the creation of pathways for young people to get involved in public service (Peace Corps, VISTA, Head Start, Youth Corps, and Legal Services) -- could even inspire fresh thinking along these lines in the presidential election. Nonprofit leaders, activists, educators, and anyone interested in making our country -- and world -- a better place won't want to miss American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.

pbs to air inspiring new film, american idealist, january 21 (copies available to educators and nonprofits)

Studio 501c

Its emphasis on Sargent Shriver's signature contribution -- the creation of pathways for young people to get involved in public service (Peace Corps, VISTA, Head Start, Youth Corps, and Legal Services) -- could even inspire fresh thinking along these lines in the presidential election. Nonprofit leaders, activists, educators, and anyone interested in making our country -- and world -- a better place won't want to miss American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.

How To Market Your Planned Giving Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In addition to some short text about your Planned Giving program, include your nonprofit’s legal name, address, and tax ID number. Remember to include your nonprofit’s legal name, address, and tax ID number for easy reference. Tony Martignetti.

Some Easy Information From the IRS to Help Nonprofit Organizations Keep Their Status and Remain In Compliance

Seeking Grant Money Today

Tags: tax form legal compliance IRS how to ethical concerns

What a Nonprofit's Annual Report Is, Why It Is Powerful in Fundraising, & How To Create One

Seeking Grant Money Today

Tags: best practices legal compliance how to fundraising

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Each and All Nonprofits Must Comply With the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002

Seeking Grant Money Today

[Note: In no way is this or any post, in Seeking Grant Money Today , legal, fiscal, or policy advice for any entity. Consult with your organization's lawyer, CPA, or other accredited professional before making any fiscal, legal, or policy setting decisions, if you have any questions, or if you need information.] In our local paper, this weekend, there was an article about another local nonprofit's legal difficulties.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

Legal Advocacy. Lambda Legal Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy, and receives no government funding - it depends on contributions from supporters around the country.

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The murky waters of government employment and political neutrality

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Legal perspective. Amanda Clarke and Ben Piper published an excellent paper last year that looked at this issue from a legal perspective and provided some general guidance based on their reading of relevant case-law: A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants. The Government of Canada has a generally well-written Values and Ethics Code , which public servants must abide by.

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

EveryAction

border , providing material and legal support to families applying for asylum. offices help refugees secure housing, employment and education, in addition to providing legal services and counseling to guide them along the path toward U.S. World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th to honor and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of past and current refugees across the globe.

Imagine This…

iMarketSmart

Furthermore, imagine that each of my letters involved complicated legal tactics for giving me money along with confusing legal jargon. Did you have a grandmother or elderly aunt, uncle or friend? I did. Imagine if I sent mine letters and emails every once in a while. Imagine that those letters and emails told her how great I was. Imagine them also telling her that I really needed money for my future. Imagine them telling her that she should give me money.

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How to Rock Instagram without Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Most of the work they do is legal in nature, so it’s not like they have tons of great photography options. While Instagram is definitely a visual platform and photos are best, you can still manage a successful Instagram strategy without photography. Just take a look at the ACLU’s feed and stories. Instead, much of what they do on Instagram is actually content repurposing from Twitter.

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Hollywood Docket: Pierce O'Donnell Guilty Plea; Marty Singer Sued; Lady Gaga 'Judas' Lawsuit

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Eriq Gardner A roundup of legal news in Hollywood read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference / Washington, DC / $1050. The Washington Non-Profit Legal & Tax Conference® is dedicated to educating those in the nonprofit world responsible for all legal and accounting aspects as they pertain to exempt organizations. It's finally here!

Imagine This…

iMarketSmart

Furthermore, imagine that each of my letters involved complicated legal tactics for giving me money along with confusing legal jargon. Did you have a grandmother or elderly aunt, uncle or friend? I did. Imagine if I sent mine letters and emails every once in a while. Imagine that those letters and emails told her how great I was. Imagine them also telling her that I really needed money for my future. Imagine them telling her that she should give me money.

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Guidelines for Third-Party Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After all, your nonprofit has legal, ethical, logistical, brand, and fundraising standards that your volunteers may know nothing about. Some very nice person wants to hold a fundraiser for you. GREAT! She wants you to create all the communications for it, including flyers, invitations, posts on social media, etc. UMM, NOT GREAT. Or she does it all herself and none of it is on message or brand and calls you two days before to let you know she needs staff there. OH HELL NO.

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

For more tips on navigating legal boundaries and planning a full campaign, download the complete guide below! For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation. To maintain 501c3 status, nonprofits must carefully avoid any partisan activity, actions that endorse a candidate or party.

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How to Write a Nonprofit Social Media Policy

J Campbell Social Marketing

People that are skeptical of social media may be concerned that opening up this can of worms at your nonprofit will create conflicts of interest, policy breaches, and more messy legal situations. This is a small excerpt from my book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit in 90 Days, out now! .

Why I Like This Ad

iMarketSmart

It does not include any legal jargon. It’s simple and direct. It does not remind the reader about death or the IRS. It emphasizes the fact that most living supporters want/desire to have a meaningful life and want to make the world a better place (NOTE: This is what resonates; this is what planned giving is really all about). It includes a benefit for the supporter. It includes a call to action. It includes a convenient way to respond.

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#TECH: Megauploads Shut Down, Highlighting Concerns Of Cloud Computing

Non Profit Marketing 360

But what about all the legal files on the servers? As recent developments in the Megauploads case, getting legal and legitimate files back out of that cloud service can be tricky and time consuming. The legal issue with Megauploads (and many other such sites) was that customers willfully uploaded copyrighted material (especially movies and music) to share ? The larger problem, though, is the fact that most of that traffic was indeed legal and legitimate ?

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What Nonprofits Should Know About GDPR

J Campbell Social Marketing

Check with your legal counsel first and foremost! Don’t use legal jargon. Of course, I am not a lawyer and I am not qualified to give out legal advice. So much has happened this week in terms of privacy rules and regulations! If your inbox is anything like mine, it has been inundated and overflowing with businesses and organizations sending updated privacy policies, in order to comply with GDPR, which goes into effect today.

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A Quick Guide to Google My Business for Startups and SMEs

Twenti

Legal. Legal. A Quick Guide to Google My Business for Startups and SMEs. by Angharad Miller. Are you an SME or start-up business looking to find out more about Google My Business? You’re in the right place.

5 Reasons You Should Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business

Twenti

Legal. Legal. 5 Reasons You Should Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business. by Zoe Allen. Social media can be one of the easiest ways to access new customers and grow your revenue – is your brand behind the times? Build your following, grow your revenue.

Why is Online Presence Management Better Than Web Design?

Twenti

Legal. Legal. Why is Online Presence Management Better Than Web Design? by Angharad Miller. Interested in online presence management but don’t know what it offers? Here’s our top five reasons for why OPM is better than web design. What is Online Presence Management?

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Are You Getting Your Fundraising Advice From Lawyers?

iMarketSmart

MarketSmart says: If you have a legal problem, hire a lawyer. How in the world did this happen? Why was it ever allowed? Who first accepted this? For some strange reason over several decades, too many planned giving marketing firms and too many nonprofit planned giving departments were filled with lawyers. And these lawyers were charged with developing, directing, and deploying marketing plans and initiatives.

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Why can the Up-to- date Deal Rooms prove useful to the chamber counsels?

SocialButterfly

It is self-evident that the legal studies always think about the security of their documentation which contain the info about different clients. By such manners, they can be convenient for the legal aid bureaus. In such a way, you should better try the Due Diligence rooms on your own and to see whether they can be practical for the legal aid bureaus.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Fundraising On Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

The money will be go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) — a large immigration legal services non-profit organization in Texas. Charlotte and Dave Willner started a Facebook fundraiser on June 16, titled “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” after they saw a viral photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl looking up and crying as her mother was searched by a Border Patrol agent in southern Texas. They aimed to raise $1,500.

Why I Like This Ad

iMarketSmart

It does not include any legal jargon. It’s simple and direct. It does not remind the reader about death or the IRS. It emphasizes the fact that most living supporters want/desire to have a meaningful life and want to make the world a better place (NOTE: This is what resonates; this is what planned giving is really all about). It includes a benefit for the supporter. It includes a call to action. It includes a convenient way to respond.

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