Communicating with Your Members: Tracking and Treating Grassroots Communications with Members



Lobbying, Public Charity Advocacy

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Federal tax law allows certain lobbying communications with a 501(c)(3) public charity’s members to be treated more favorably than communications with the general public. This fact sheet provides information on how to identify such communications and explains how to track and treat them. It is important to understand the basic lobbying rules and the differences between direct and grassroots lobbying before delving into the member communication rules discussed in this fact sheet.