DC Idea Swap: Let Your Voice Be Heard - Why Mid-Term Elections are Important to Associations

When:  Oct 15, 2018 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

Nonprofit organizations are often cautious in speaking out about their causes and interacting with candidates in election years. Their concern is understandable: associations and other nonprofit organizations must comply with complex and sometimes contradictory tax, campaign finance, and lobbying, and government ethics laws and rules.

But nonprofits don't need to be silent. In fact, election years are perhaps the most critical time for nonprofit organizations to be heard -- particularly when their most important issues are the focus of national debates and elections.

About the Presenters

Join us as Jeff Altman and Jim Kahl, Partners at Whiteford, Taylor, Preston, discuss various ways nonprofit organizations can advocate on their issues and interact with candidates while avoiding advocacy pitfalls.

Jeff has experience in the world of nonprofit organizations, including trade associations, foundations, professional societies, and political organizations. His primary areas of skill include governance, tax, lobbying/ethics/campaign finance compliance, insurance/risk management, executive employment contracts, and non-dues revenue and affinity programs.

Jim represents corporations, trade associations, advocacy groups, and tax-exempt organizations, PACs, and other political committees, regarding federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics laws and regulations. Jim helps clients navigate the complex regulatory maze that impacts political activity.


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Note that there is limited space for this event. Registration will close when room capacity is reached.

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Independent Community Bankers of America
1615 L Street, NW
Lobby Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036
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