2014-04-09T17:00:00ZWednesday, April 09, 2014 at 05:00PM UTC
Ended 2014-04-09T18:00:00ZWednesday, April 09, 2014 at 06:00PM UTC (lasted for about 1 hour)
Involvement in public policy issues is a must for many nonprofits working to effectively implement their missions. But many nonprofits incorrectly believe that they are not permitted to lobby or that the rules are so complex that it is safer to just avoid it. In this webinar, we will show how the lobbying rules that apply to nonprofits can be translated into a workable and legally compliant advocacy program.
- Understanding of when advocacy is considered lobbying
- Guidelines for compliance with lobbying rules of the Internal Revenue Code, government grants and
appropriations, and state and federal registration requirements
- Tips on setting up systems and controls to ensure compliance
- Resources for more information on specific issues
Anita is a partner in the Boston law firm of Casner & Edwards, where she advises nonprofits on a variety of issues, including governance, formation and maintenance of nonprofit entities and tax-exempt status, grants and contracts, government grant regulations, and employment law. Before joining Casner & Edwards, she spent fifteen years as General Counsel to Action for Boston Community Development, a large human services organizations and Community Action Agency, and as Executive Director of Community Action Program Legal Services, which provides legal training and technical assistance to over 1000 Community Action Agencies across the country. She has presented hundreds of workshops and webinars on many of these nonprofit topics.
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Anita Lichtblau is a partner in the Nonprofit Organizations Law practice of Casner & Edwards. Ms. Lichtblau advises on issues including: nonprofit corporations and governance; grants and contracts; and employment law.
Ms. Lichtblau served for fifteen years as both the General Counsel for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), a large nonprofit human services organization and Community Action Agency (CAA) that provides Head Start and other services to low-income people, and Executive Director of Community Action Program Legal Services (CAPLAW), a nonprofit providing legal training and technical assistance to the approximately 1000 CAAs across the country. In those positions, she advised, provided training, and wrote numerous articles and publications on many issues including those described above. She presented hundreds of in-person workshops and webinars across the national Community Action network.
Prior to holding those positions, she was a senior trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice handling white collar criminal cases in federal courts in New England and practiced with the Boston firm Hill & Barlow and the Washington D.C. firm Steptoe & Johnson.
Co-Chairperson of Boston Bar Association Tax-Exempt Organization Section's Continuing Legal Education Committee.
Casner & Edwards is a Boston law firm that provides comprehensive legal advice to tax exempt organizations and businesses and individuals involved in nonprofit matters.
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