Supporting nonpartisan civic engagement work is both necessary- and legal! FCCP's indispensible and updated guide, A Funders Guide to Legal Issues, helps de-mystify the IRS rules for funding voter registration, education and ballot campaigns and answers grantmaker's most commonly asked questions.
Have you ever invited the perfect speaker to your nonpartisan event only to worry that they may have crossed the line into partisan territory? Cautioning speakers to keep their comments (c)(3) is not enough. This quick-reference guide, How to Speak Nonpartisan, addresses the dos and don’ts to maintaining a nonpartisan presentation by providing speakers with specific examples of what they can and cannot say. Share it with your colleagues and grantees and worry no more!
Research has shown that nonpartisan Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) is among the most effective ways to increase voter turnout. IVE groups train community members to reach out to their peers in a continuous, ongoing effort that increases the number of voters and leads to policy changes. The most effective IVE organizations add new people to the voter registration rolls, educate voters and election issues, make sure new and unlikely voters actually cast their ballots, and ensure that misinformation and intimidation don't inhibit people from voting.