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Organize
You have the option to organize officially by filing IRS form 5768. Click here to learn how.
Everything you need to know to access and file File IRS 5768 – Election/Revocation of Election by an Eligible Section 501(c)(3) Organization To Make Expenditures To Influence Legislation so your organization can move forward without fear.

Explore
TANO is pleased to provide access to the following valuable resources developed by the National Council, of Nonprofits:

The Power of Nonprofits: A Proud Tradition of Serving Americans Advocacy is deeply rooted in nonprofits’ DNA. From before the time our nation was formed through today, citizens have assembled in groups to influence public policy. This section of the National Council website presents a small sampling of our sector’s successful history serving as a gathering place for Americans to amplify their voices to influence public policy for the common good.

The Power of Knowledge: Nonprofit Advocacy Is Legal, Needed, and Easy
Despite our sector’s distinguished record as advocates for the people, recent research reveals that nonprofits today see multiple barriers blocking their participation in the public policy arena. This section of the National Council website demonstrates that nonprofit lobbying is perfectly legal, explains why nonprofit lobbying is needed now more than ever as an essential activity, and reveals that nonprofit staff members and volunteers already have the necessary skills to influence public policy. Engage in the process. Your voice needs to be heard.

The Power of Information: Nonprofit Advocacy Reference Materials
This section of the National Council website presents recent research, information about federal, state, and local lobbying laws, various forms, and additional sources of information for future reference, including lists of written materials and organizations that will help you succeed.”

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