Advocacy by 501(c)(4)s - Part 1 - Alliance for Justice

Advocacy by 501(c)(4)s – Part 1


Tim Mooney, , Leslie Barnes


On this episode, we walk through the ins and outs on why you’d want to form a 501(c)(4) to get things done as a nonprofit advocate. Because (c)(4)s are effectively the multi-tool of nonprofits, they can do a lot more than you might even think. But is it the right choice for your needs? 

Our Hosts for This Episode:

Tim Mooney Ronnie Pawelko Leslie Barnes


  • What is a 501(c)(4)?
  • How to figure out if a nonprofit is a (c)(4)
  • Why would you want a (c)(4)?
  • Benefits of a (c)(4)
  • Downsides/Costs of a (c)(4)
  • Should I Form One?


Why create a 501(c)(4)? 

How to operate a 501(c)(4) 

Comparison of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) permissible activities 

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