With all the mess about 527's ( a kind of nonprofit) in the press, I am worried that many nonprofits will step outside the lines in this political season. I've been thinking about this a bit more than usual, because the next issue of my newsletter (September 1) deals with these rules and the difference between advocacy (mostly OK) and political activities (mostly forbidden). So, as you and your staff get into the political swing of the campaign, pay attention to the rules. Here are some great resources for you.
From the Nonprofit FAQ
From the accounting firm BDO Seidman
From the Minnesota Council on Nonprofits
From the Alliance for Justice
And, remember to get your staff, board, and volunteers (and their families) registered to vote!