irs rules about on-line politicking

This time of year makes me think of three things; leaves changing color, hot beverages and voting. This is the time many of us begin to receive many emails, facebook and twitter pleas to vote for this and that, him or her. If you’re a manager or volunteer for a non-profit, it’s important to carefully consider the IRS rules banning organizations from politicking.

The Alliance for Justice, has recently published a guide, “Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-Related Activities,” which includes great information about the rules governing social-media interactions. Board members, staff and volunteers who represent your organization need to be aware of these restrictions before venturing out in the virtual world. You should tweet about this.

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