Bill Powers Comments on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations
Bill Powers was quoted extensively in Bolder Advocacy’s Ballot Measure Guide, “Seize the Initiative: A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures For Nonprofits and Foundations.” This version of the Guide is the first comprehensive update in decades and is sure to be a valuable resource for years to come for our clients and the nonprofit community at large.
In the Guide, Bill discusses the advantages of General Operating Grants, saying, “General operating grants are easiest for both the grantee and the funder.” He also offers advice about working with candidates on a ballot measure. “It’s a one-way street. When you’re working on ballot measures, candidates can support and lift your efforts, but public charities cannot support or oppose candidates because of the candidate’s views on the ballot initiative.”
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