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    Bolder Advocacy Resources

    Peruse and search our library of easy-to-understand resources that explain different aspects of advocacy and the rules that nonprofits must follow when conducting advocacy.

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    Netroots: 7 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy That Everyone Should Know

    Are you attending Netroots Nation this summer? If so, you won’t want to miss our training: 7 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy That Everyone Should Know. Bolder Advocacy Counsel Isaiah Castilla & Communications Strategist Shanelle Matthews will make sure advocates know the rules and tips to be most effective. Learn more about the training in the below excerpt from a Netroots interview with Isaiah.

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    How Organizations Can Weather a Storm

    Not all organizations will face opposition attacks, but it’s smart to be prepared! RoadMap’s new report “Weathering the Storms” outlines recent trends and shares experiences of groups taking simple steps to strengthen and ready their organization.

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    ACT NOW! Making the Case: Messaging, Media, and Influencing

    This third article in our five-part series focuses on how funders can support communication strategies that influence decision-makers. See the importance of these strategies and how you can support them from the YMCA of the USA, Educational Foundation of America, and a successful Earthjustice advocacy campaign.

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    How AFJ Can Help

    Have a Question about advocacy? We have answers! If your nonprofit has questions about lobbying or other forms of advocacy, call us. Our attorneys are here 5 days a week.

Bolder Advocacy Blog

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    Most Clicks: May

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on May 28, 2015

    What is trending on Bolder Advocacy? The posts attracting the most clicks last month!

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    Netroots: 7 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy That Everyone Should Know

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on May 27, 2015

    Are you attending Netroots Nation this summer? If so, you won’t want to miss our training: 7 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy That Everyone Should Know. Bolder Advocacy Counsel Isaiah Castilla & Communications Strategist Shanelle Matthews will make sure advocates know the rules and tips to be most effective. Learn more about the training in the below excerpt from a Netroots interview with Isaiah.

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    Best practices to strengthen and prepare organizations for opposition tactics

    Posted by Margi Clarke on May 27, 2015

    Social change organizations do not just fight injustice; sometimes, we also fight lies and opposition attacks. In an effort to prepare nonprofits, we need a framework to weather these attacks in ways that refocus and strengthen our work while building greater confidence in our organizations. Learn how to “ARMOR” your organization!

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    Philanthropy Must Reads: April

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on May 13, 2015

    This month’s compilation of notable articles and publications about the philanthropic sector focuses on place-based grantmaking, common innovation traps, and how to support communication strategies that influence decision-makers.

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    What funders should know about opposition attacks

    Posted by Margi Clarke on May 13, 2015

    Crisis preparedness and thoughtful crisis responses can strengthen organizational capacity across the board. The Weathering the Storms project helps groups make progress in just a few weeks or months, and helps funders meet goals around due diligence and gain assurance about grantees’ resilience in the face of attacks. Learn more…

 

 

Advocacy In Action

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Mapping April’s #AdvocacyWins

Every month, AFJ is mapping where in the country nonprofits are making strides for fairness, equality, economic opportunity, and other social justice values. In the map below we look back on wins from April 2015. Use the filter below to narrow by month and year, and click any title on the right to learn more! 

Advocacy in Action

Winning Paid Sick Days in Portland

In a victory for working parents and all workers, Family Forward led the coalition that helped make the Oregon city the 4th in the nation to adopt the policy.

Featured Resources

Advocacy in Action

Investing in Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting Advocacy

This book is an indispensable guide for foundations in explaining the various roles they can play in the advocacy process. Investing in Change can serve as an in-depth guide to navigating the tax code surrounding support of public charities, or a quick reference guide to answer a specific question.

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Our commitment to supporting nonprofits and foundations does not stop at providing resources on the law. When an organization’s ability to do its work and speak out for its communities and constituents is threatened or can be expanded, Alliance for Justice gets involved.