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Friday, March 22 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
501c3 and 501c4: How They Work and What Is the Difference ( Part 2)

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The 501(c)3 organization you work at is increasingly involved in legislative advocacy and your considering starting a related 501(c)4 to take advantage of the unlimited lobbying.  What do you need to consider in making this decision?  After years of legislative advocacy, you're realizing that you want to discuss elections and endorse candidates to your members (and maybe even to the broader public).  What organizational structure do you need to support this activity?  You have a clear sense of what you cannot do as someone operating a 501(c)3 and you keep hearing about 501(c)4s and PACs and the options they provide.  You know no one entity is a silver bullet, but you want to understand the pros and cons of each option.  You're starting a new organization and you're considering starting a 501(c)4 instead of or before starting a 501(c)3 but you have some concerns about the fundraising for a 501(c)4. 


If any of these scenarios apply to you, please join us to discuss what's possible with 501(c)3s and 501(c)4s. We’ll also briefly discuss political action committees. All levels welcome.


Chris Keeley

Community Voices Heard
Chris Keeley is the Political and Communications Director at Community Voices Heard, a member organization of low-income people, predominantly women, with experience on welfare reform and building power to improve their lives in New York City and State. Chris plays a key role in... Read More →
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Maggie Williams

Consultant, Strategic Advisor
Maggie Williams is a strategic advisor for organizational development and legislative advocacy.  Most recently, Maggie founded the Advocacy Institute that provides trainings on legislative advocacy to grassroots organizations in New York City and State.  Maggie is on the Leadership... Read More →

Friday March 22, 2013 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
Main Hall C

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