Civic Participation includes both political and non-political activities through one’s community. As an individual, you have a right to participate in your democracy. In short, civic participation means getting involved in an activity in any level of government.
Some common civic participation examples are:
There is a difference between what an individual citizen can do as a participant and what a non-profit organization can do. Here is a helpful guide for those who may belong to non-profits that want to research any restrictions of participation of your organization.