Laurel O’Sullivan, principal and founder of The Advocacy Collaborative, says we need to talk about advocacy as a leadership strategy and a driver for advancing mission with impact. Read about the AdvocacyForward framework that gives advocacy the same management primacy as fundraising or programs.
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Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on August 26, 2015
The Foundation Center reports on a recently held an event on the relationship between advocacy and philanthropy, why and how foundations support advocacy, and more. The panelists from George Gund Foundation and the Center for Community Solutions, highlighted how Bolder Advocacy’s legal and capacity assessment tools can help.
Posted by Andrew Phifer on August 25, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015, will mark the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, and President Obama will be in New Orleans on Thursday to honor the anniversary and celebrate the region’s resilience and steady progress. After such a devastating storm, how was this region able to steadily make progress toward recovery?
Posted by Nona Randois on August 21, 2015
AFJ is celebrating our one-year anniversary in our Southern California office, and over the past year, we have reached over 200 organizations and coached over 700 individuals through our workshops, webinars, and individualized technical assistance. In the coming year, we will work to reach even more organizations that want to expand their ability to achieve goals by strengthening their advocacy program.
Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on August 20, 2015
It’s great for our democracy that many foundations are delving more deeply into strengthening their grantees’ advocacy capacity, convening, and of course, making grantmaking decisions which support advocacy. Knowing what grantees say they need in order to be effective voices for their constituents can help inform these foundation activities. Our 2015 ACT Data & Analysis can provide some of that information. This report provides results from the first 280 users of Bolder Advocacy’s online version of the self-assessment Advocacy Capacity Tool.
Posted by Isaiah Castilla on August 6, 2015
In commemoration of the VRA’s passage, we want to lift up organizations working to mobilize and turnout voters in the 2016 election. Voter mobilization and civic engagement are some of the safest and most effective ways for nonprofits to work in elections. To help organizations navigate the changing landscape, Bolder Advocacy provides resources, trainings, and technical assistance on the legal rules for election-related activity.