• Crowd Clapping


    Does your organization have what it takes to accomplish your community organizing goals? AFJ’s free self-assessment tool can help.

  • Election Word

    The Rules of the Game: A Guide to Election-Related Activities for 501(c)(3) Organizations

    A user-friendly guide that reviews federal tax and election laws which govern nonprofit organizations in an election year. This book explains the right (and wrong) ways to organize specific voter education activities.

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    How AFJ Can Help

    Have a Question about advocacy? We have answers! If your nonprofit has questions about lobbying or other forms of advocacy, call us. Our attorneys are here 5 days a week.

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    Community Foundation Resources

    As 501(c)(3) public charities, community foundations are subject to far fewer restrictions than private foundations.

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    California Policy Update for Nonprofit Advocates

    Posted by Nayantara Mehta on July 16, 2014

    The Alliance for Justice West Coast office has been monitoring, and in some cases weighing in on, a number of state and local legislative and regulatory matters that affect nonprofit advocacy across California. Probably most significant was the passage of SB 27, which defines when a nonprofit spending money to influence California elections must register as a political committee, and the current development of the implementing regulations.

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    Just the Facts on the NEW 1023-EZ Form

    Posted by Abby Levine on July 9, 2014

    At the end of June, the Internal Revenue Service released the Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This new form allows eligible organizations to file a much simpler application than the full Form 1023.

  • Family Leave and Fair Pay: A Multilateral Approach

    Posted by Terra Allgaier on July 9, 2014

    The week of June 16th through June 20th, The National Partnership for Women and Families organized the FAMILY Act Week of Action to call upon Congress and the president to pass the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The Week of Action provided a variety of convenient ways for both organizations and individuals to get involved.

  • Top 5 Blog Posts in June

    Posted by Jahanara Saeed on July 8, 2014

    The posts attracting the most clicks last month.

  • Advocacy as a Patriotic Duty

    Posted by Pat Libby on July 3, 2014

    If we care about our country, then we need to let our voices be heard. And that means advocacy, including lobbying.



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Our commitment to supporting nonprofits and foundations does not stop at providing resources on the law. When an organization’s ability to do its work and speak out for its communities and constituents is threatened or can be expanded, Alliance for Justice gets involved.