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Business Leagues, Social Justice & Super PACs: Campaign Finance for 501(c)(4) & (c)(6) Nonprofits

Produced on October 15, 2020

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$ 89 Business, Corporate, & Securities, Non-Profit, Election, Campaign, & Political, and Election Year 2020 In Stock
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Course Information

Course Description

Ever since Citizens United, the forms of organization involved in politics in this country have changed radically. Corporations, labor unions, and others interested in the common good have a whole new toolbox for this new political landscape. Super PACs and the like have been applauded (and condemned) for their effect in shaping elections, but such entities have their own pitfalls to consider. Serving the same end but offering surprising benefits, 501(c)(4) & 501(c)(6) organizations can be an ideal way to make a political difference. In this course, attorney Todd Kulkin will discuss how these structures are designed to work, and he will give you the tools you need to understand how to navigate and utilize these entity types in America’s current political climate, and how to advise your clients in their use. 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the tax structure of 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations
  2. Navigate the regulations surrounding “issue education” and “issue advocacy”
  3. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of using these structures for political purposes
  4. Identify when to use the 501(c)(4) over the 501(c)(6), and vice versa
  5. Discuss current regulatory structures surrounding not-for-profit campaign finance, and why a 501(c)(4) may do more for you than a Super PAC

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Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.



Oyango S.

The presenter is very knowledgeable and effectively worked to engage participants through their questions.

James V.

Two very interesting presentations from Todd today.

Michael F.

Great job Todd!

Thaddeus A.

This class was great, I'm sorry I missed the earlier one.

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