2012 is going to be a big year for our communities. Our general primary is in March, a presidential election still awaits in November, and state and congressional elections are also in play. Is your nonprofit ready to rally your community to participate? Donors Forum's Public Policy team invites you to participate in two webinars this week that focus on the upcoming election year. Both webinars are free and open to all.
First, on Thursday, January 26, from 1- 2pm, Nonprofit Vote will discuss Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012. We will discuss everything from your nonprofit's plan for registering, educating, and engaging voters to when, where, and how to incorporate voter engagement activities into your work. We'll help you develop and tailor a 2012 voter engagement timeline for your organization.
The second webinar, on Friday, January 27, from 10-11am, Delia Coleman, Donors Forum's Director of Public Policy, will discuss What Nonprofits Can and Can't Do In an Election Year. Participants will learn the legal limits for election year activities: What’s the appropriate way for a nonprofit to register voters? What are the rules for a candidate forum? What's the difference between a ballot initiative and electioneering? Why can't your organization support a candidate for office?
Don't miss these important opportunities to start building your plan for voter engagement now!
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