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    ACT NOW! In It for the Long Haul: How Funders Can Help Grantees Sustain Long-Term Advocacy

    By Sue Hoechstetter and Mary McClure When funders and grantees have a common understanding of what it takes to be ready for effective advocacy, they can work well together.  This is why Bolder Advocacy has launched a five-part series for funders about advocacy readiness and the funder role in building advocacy capacity. In previous articles, we

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    The 4-1-1 on 990 Disclosure

    “Give Me Your 990!” Do these words make you break out in a cold sweat? Don’t worry! Our 2015 edition of Give Me Your 990! Public Disclosure Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations walks you through all the requirements of when and how you’ll need to disclose your Form 990 to the public.

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    Stand For Your Mission

    A challenge to all nonprofit decision-makers to stand up for the organizations they believe in by actively representing their organization’s mission and values, and creating public will for positive social change.

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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.

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    July 14 Breakfast Event: Assessing Community Organizing Capacity

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on July 6, 2015

    What skills and practices can ready community organizing groups to do their best work? How does that differ from skills and practices for advocacy work? What are some of the key things you need to think about when you’re assessing an organization’s readiness to engage in effective community organizing? Join a discussion on different approaches to assessing community organizing capacity.

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    How Funders Can Continue to Reform the Health Care System

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on June 24, 2015

    The new Grantmakers In Health (GIH) report, Health Reform Five Years Later: Philanthropy Steps Up to the Challenge, describes the spectrum of ways in which foundations have engaged in health reform-related efforts since the law’s passage. The report illustrates philanthropy’s funding priorities and strategies over the last five years, describes the issues health funders identify as the most critical to address over the next two years, and makes recommendations for grantmakers to consider as they plan their next generation of work.

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    AFJ’s Foundation Program Speaker Series Launches with an Advocacy Lens on Mission Investing

    Posted by Christine Strigaro on June 18, 2015

    Last Thursday, Alliance for Justice kicked off its Foundation Program Speaker Series, which puts AFJ’s signature advocacy lens on important and emerging topics in philanthropy. To launch the series, we asked: “How Are Some Foundations Guiding Their Mission through Grants & Investments?”

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    The 4-1-1 on 990 Disclosure

    Posted by Keely Monroe on June 17, 2015

    “Give Me Your 990!” Do these words make you break out in a cold sweat? Don’t worry! Our 2015 edition of Give Me Your 990! Public Disclosure Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations walks you through all the requirements of when and how you’ll need to disclose your Form 990 to the public.

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    Trending Topics: June

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on June 17, 2015

    How nonprofits can respond to candidate statements, best practices to prepare for opposition attacks, a toolkit for establishing your organization, and more! Find out what is trending on Bolder Advocacy this month…

 

 

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Mapping June’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 June 2015. Use the filter below to narrow by month and year, and click any title on the right to learn more! 

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