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:

  • 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

  • While the adage “good things come to those who wait” may work in some instances, nonprofit advocates know that the time to promote investment of American Rescue Plan Act resources in the work of charitable organizations is now. There is no time to wait, or the funds will be gone. That’s why... Read More

  • The $350 billion in funds made available to state, local, and Tribal governments through the American Rescue Plan Act are being called a “once in a generation opportunity.” As discussed above and in previous editions, governments at all levels are pursuing diverse agendas and addressing unique... Read More

  • Pick your cliché, the Advocacy in Action feature of this newsletter is where “the rubber hits the road” and where we feature nonprofits not only “talking the talk,” but also “walking the... Read More

  • People know that charitable nonprofits are problem solvers in their communities. That’s why some people choose to work for or volunteer at nonprofits, and it’s why other people turn to charitable organizations when seeking relief, recovery, rebuilding, and rejoicing. So it is imminently... 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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