Mays and May Nots for Coalitions



501(c)(4) Advocacy, Coalitions, Public Charity Advocacy

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By pooling resources, engaging in joint policy discussions and strategizing, coalitions can stretch dollars, draw on collective expertise, and maximize efforts to create a more just society. When coalitions are composed of a mix of organizations, questions arise about the scope of discussions and strategies in which c3s may engage in without jeopardizing their tax status. This factsheet  offers tips on the types of discussions and activities that 501(c)(3) public charity members of mixed tax status coalitions may participate in without jeopardizing their tax status.