Candidate Do’s and Don’ts - Alliance for Justice

Candidate Do’s and Don’ts



Election Related Activities

In this election season, candidate campaigns, organized under federal tax law as 527 organizations, are quickly staffing up with new employees whose role is to spread their candidate’s message. A campaign staffer’s job is to help their candidate win, and they may not understand that the tactics they want to use may not be compatible with the rules for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. So it’s understandable that some misunderstandings may arise about the kind of contact the law allows between campaigns and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.