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Advocacy Boundaries for Nonprofits and Federal Grantees

posted on Thu, Dec 5 2013 12:00 am by The Network for Public Health Law

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Researchers often have access to the best available evidence to guide public health policy. It is important for this evidence to be brought to the attention of policy-makers through advocacy, but must be done so within the guidelines established by regulations governing such activities. The rules and regulations can be complicated and unclear, which can lead to researchers refraining from engaging in permitted activities or facing heavy penalties for unknowingly engaging in non-permitted activities.

In this webinar, advocacy attorney Eric K. Gorovitz will define lobbying under federal tax law; explain how much lobbying a nonprofit organization can do; and discuss the restrictions on lobbying with federal funds and how nonprofits can maximize the impact of their lobbying efforts without violating federal rules.

Eric Gorovitz is principal at Adler & Colvin, a law firm providing legal services to the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Mr. Gorovitz's practice spans the full range of nonprofit and tax-exempt legal issues, with emphasis on political advocacy and nonprofit corporate governance. He has served as Director of the West Coast office of Alliance for Justice; Policy Director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Million Mom March, and the Trauma Foundation.

This webinar is sponsored by the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and the Network for Public Health Law.