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A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations

Seize the Initiative

Seize the Initiative: A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations offers clear and concise information on the range of legal questions that could arise when nonprofits consider working on a ballot initiative, including:

  • An explanation of the different types of ballot measures and the relevant rules for each
  • Guidance on what activities 501(c)(3) organizations may engage in without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status
  • Information that addresses the concerns of private and public foundations interested in supporting ballot measure work by public charities.


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Published February, 2022, from Bolder Advocacy

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Office Space Survey of MCF Members

In March 2024, MCF surveyed members on their plans to move offices in the future, and if they want to share offices with others, and if they are open to hosting greater MN foundation staff at their