Sunday, April 19, 2015

Keeping the Taxman at Bay: New Strategies for 501(c) Activities
A webinar on the potential impact of proposed IRS rules
Recorded on February 6, 2014

Meeting/Event Planners


The rules changes that the IRS proposed in November would impose sweeping changes on 501(c)(4)s. In fact, some nonprofits could lose their tax-exempt status altogether.

But it’s not just (c)(4)s that must reassess. Regulatory experts warn that all nonprofits could soon find themselves targeted, too.

The comment period on the rules ends February 27. Here’s how to get up to speed on the proposed changes, how they will affect grassroots advocacy, and what it will take to keep your tax exempt status.

Register now for Keeping the Taxman at Bay: New Strategies for 501(c) Activities. Led by Cleta Mitchell – author of the Lobbying Compliance Handbook, this webinar fast-tracks your knowledge of what the IRS has in store for nonprofit organizations. 

Keys to keeping your tax-exempt status. Step by step, you’ll learn exactly how the proposed rules would change which grassroots lobbying activities are permissible – and which will strip 501(c)s of their tax-exempt status. From new limits on political activities to insights on what is required for compliance, you’ll know what’s coming and what needs your attention right away.

Reserve your space now for a briefing that gives you the know-how to comment on and cope with the coming changes, including:    

  • How IRS rules changes can affect grassroots lobbying efforts now
  • Which regulations pose an immediate threat to your tax-exempt status
  • The tax-code fine print you must examine before the 2/27 comment period closes
  • New limits on (c)(3) and (c)(4) political activity
  • Why the changes are of concern to all types of 501(c)s
  • What types of compliance activities need to be implemented  

Register now for Keeping the Taxman at Bay: New Strategies for 501(c) Activities. It’s your head start on adapting to the new rules in time to keep your political advocacy efforts compliant.

Meet Your Trainer

Cleta Mitchell, partner at Foley and Lardner, knows the IRS like no one else. Not only did she help to expose the political scandal that roiled the tax agency in 2013, she also spearheaded the effort to bring it to justice. The Wall Street Journal wrote that if Cleta was “intimidated at the prospect of taking on the IRS, she showed no signs of it.” Cleta has more than 30 years of experience in law, politics and public policy, and advises her clients on state and federal election and campaign finance law. She is also the author of The Lobbying Compliance Handbook: A practitioner's guide in the age of HLOGA.

Who Will Benefit

This briefing is of immediate value to:

  • Executive directors at nonprofits
  • Accounting and finance staff at nonprofits
  • Nonprofit financial advisors 

There’s tax code fine print that needs your attention now. Right away, you need to reassess grassroots activities before new limits on (c)(3) and (c)(4) activities put your entire political advocacy program at risk. There’s no time to lose!  Register now to learn what’s in the proposals – and how to protect your nonprofit.

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit
Qty. Price Product Name
$215.00 Keeping the Taxman at Bay: New Strategies for 501(c) Activities: OnDemand Recording