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GREGORY L. COLVIN received his A.B., magna cum laude, in political science (1968) from the University of Washington, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1971, where he served on the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Colvin has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management. From 1973 to 1976, he was an attorney in the Seattle Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Colvin is the author of over twenty articles in Tax Notes and the Journal of Taxation of Exempt Organizations, on the subject of nonprofit lobbying and political activities. Mr. Colvin is the author of Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right (Study Center Press, 1993, 2005) and co-author of Seize the Initiative and The Rules of the Game: An Election-Year Legal Guide for Nonprofit Organizations (Alliance for Justice, 1996). He has presented numerous seminars on the IRS political and lobbying rules, fiscal sponsorship, and anonymous giving, and he is currently the Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Political and Lobbying Organizations and Activities of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. He is general nonprofit counsel to Toastmasters International, and serves on the Board of CIF of The San Francisco Foundation, a leading regional fiscal sponsor. Mr. Colvin is an active member of the bar in the states of California and Washington.

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