League of American Orchestras Advocacy Resources

The League’s Washington, D.C. office represents orchestras before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies; provides technical assistance to orchestras on a range of statutory and regulatory issues; and guides and supports the highly effective grassroots advocacy undertaken by orchestras nationwide.

Independent Sector

The League is a member of Independent Sector, a nonpartisan coalition of nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Find helpful background and analysis on tax policies, and a general resource page for nonprofit lobbying.

Everyday Advocacy

By law, 501(c)(3) organizations are permitted to participate in the development of legislation and regulations—in fact, most nonprofits consider it their duty to speak out on important issues affecting their communities. We highly recommend this comprehensive guide, presented by the National Council of Nonprofits.

Bolder Advocacy

n initiative of the Alliance for Justice, this website includes comprehensive information about the advocacy rights of nonprofit organizations, including detailed information about the rules that apply to activity during election cycles.


Biographical information about your members of Congress is available online. Enter your zip code, and click on the “info” tab beneath the picture of your Senators and Representative. Presented in partnership with the Library of Congress, this website is the central hub of information for all things related to Capitol Hill, as well as information on all active pieces of federal legislation.

Performing Arts Alliance

The League is a founding member of the Performing Arts Alliance, comprising more than 33,000 organizational and individual members from the professional, Playing Your Part Copyright © 2017 League of American Orchestras – p.29 nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. The Alliance advocates for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America.

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