Advancing Missions Through Advocacy

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Advocacy is essential to advance and achieve nonprofits' missions.

To demonstrate how common nonprofit advocacy is – and how effective it can be in advancing missions, improving lives, and strengthening communities – each edition of our free e-newsletter, Nonprofit Advocacy Updates, concludes with a current example of “Advocacy in Action.” Here are some recent examples:

  • The resources made available under American Rescue Plan Act to state, local, and Tribal governments, and ultimately to charitable nonprofits, have been called a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address longstanding challenges and improve conditions in communities. But, by definition, once-in-... Read More

  • What nonprofit hasn’t wistfully pondered the dream: “We want our sector to achieve the recognition, respect, and support we deserve”? Wistful no more, a relentless group of New Yorkers is doing something about it through the launch of a campaign entitled... Read More

  • No, it’s not the 2024 Presidential Elections (thankfully), or even the 2022 “Mid-Term Elections” for Congress and most state legislatures. Rather, in the coming weeks voters will cast ballots for governors, lieutenant governors, and state legislators (New Jersey and ... Read More

  • Don’t Leave ERTC Money for Your Mission on the Table

    Nonprofits not taking advantage of the ERTC... Read More

  • Today, September 20, 2021, is the Day of Action for the #Relief4Charities agenda, a specific set of policy asks to address the immediate needs of charitable nonprofits as they provide pandemic relief and recovery. But what is a “Day of Action,” and can it actually make a difference? The first... Read More

  • About Advocacy in Action

    Pick your cliché, the Advocacy in Action feature is where “the rubber hits the road” and where we feature nonprofits not only “talking the talk,” but also “walking the walk.” For us, it’s not enough just to report what’s going on. Here, we share the inspiration of advocacy activities by practitioners around the country. Advocacy in Action articles in 2018 featured innovations in the areas of relationship building, messaging and communications, subject-matter expertise, policy development, grassroots mobilization, and more. The articles don’t just end the newsletter on a high note (which they do); they also encourage us (and hopefully you) to identify and learn from everyday advocacy successes that are mission-centered and proof that advocacy works.

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