Charity, Advocacy and the Law

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Wiley, Jan 10, 1992 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
Discusses what nonprofit organizations can and cannot do to affect public policy in light of the revised set of lobbying regulations recently issued by the IRS. Defines various forms of advocacy (from lobbying and political advocacy to boycotts and demonstrations) as well as the six prohibited activities. Explains how nonprofits are allowed to impact legislative and political processes. Clarifies how nonprofits can carry out their exempt (i.e., religious and educational) functions.

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Advocacy and the Charitable Sector
Defining Advocacy
Dimensions and Perceptions of the Problem

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BRUCE R. HOPKINS has been one of the country's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations for 27 years. He is an attorney with the firm Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri School of Law at Kansas City. He is the author of eight books, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, The Law of Fund-Raising, and The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations, as well as a newsletter, The Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.

D. BENSON TESDAHL is a lawyer with Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, P.C. in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in the representation of tax- exempt organizations. He is also an adjunct professor of tax law at Georgetown University. Mr. Tesdahl has published numerous tax articles and is co-chair of an American Bar Association subcommittee on tax-exempt entities.

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