Can Nonprofits Promote Census Engagement?

Census 2020

Source: National Council of Nonprofits Nonprofit Advocacy Matters 1/6/2020 Newsletter

By now, everyone knows that charitable nonprofits have vital interests at stake – including dollars, data, and democracy – to make sure the 2020 census produces quality counts. But as 501(c)(3) organizations, can they advocate for and otherwise promote a fair, accurate, and complete count? A related question concerns whether such activities constitute prohibited partisan electioneering: since various partisans have tried to turn the 2020 census into a political weapon, can charitable organizations promote participating in the census without risking their tax-exempt status? 

Learn how nonprofits can engage in the 2020 census …. 

(Spoiler alert – yes, nonprofits can engage in census-related work!)