6 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy that Everyone Needs to Know in an Election Year

6 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy that Everyone Needs to Know in an Election Year

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 14 9:00 AM

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 14 10:15 AM

Room: 104

Can a c3 lose its tax status over a careless tweet? What happens when a politician “likes” your organization’s Facebook page? Social media can help an organization shape public policy, but it comes with its own set of rules and regulations. Many nonprofits are hesitant about engaging in online advocacy, but knowing these rules can strengthen your work! Join us for a training that will clarify the rules for using social media, blogs and email as part of your advocacy toolkit. Trainers will give concrete examples and invite the audience to discuss hypothetical situations to develop a deeper understanding of the rules that apply to online advocacy.

This training will provide the basics for those new to the c(3) world but is also a good refresher for more experienced organizers.

Trainer

Isaiah Castilla

Isaiah grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, where everything is deep-fried, including the politics. Isaiah served as Deputy Finance Director for the Musgrove for United States Senate Campaign, North and Central Regional Finance Director for the Alex Sink for Governor Campaign in Florida, and Finance Director and Counsel for the Bill Luckett for Governor Campaign and Progress for Mississippi PAC. While working in politics, Isaiah gained experience in fundraising and campaign finance. Today, Isaiah serves as Advocacy Programs Counsel at the Alliance for Justice. At AFJ, Isaiah uses his campaign experience and his legal education to help nonprofit organizations effectively use the power of advocacy. Advocacy law is the perfect fit for him because he is deeply passionate about fighting for justice and helping nonprofit groups around the country find their voice.

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