• ACT Now Series Slideshow Article 2

    ACT NOW! Building Influence with Information and Collaborative People Power

    This second article in a five-part advocacy readiness series for funders focuses on strategies that can strengthen your effectiveness. Hear from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, The California Endowment, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Graustein Memorial Fund, and others about how you can harness the power of information, the field, and collaboration.

  • Join our Team Slideshow

    Join the Bolder Advocacy Team: Counsel, Northern California Office

    Do you want to advance & protect the role of nonprofits in influencing public policy? This Bay Area job is for you!

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    Member Spotlight: Earthjustice Protecting Agricultural Workers

    Earthjustice exists because the Earth needs a good lawyer. Read about their Healthy Communities campaign and how they are working to protect agricultural workers and their families from the most dangerous workplace chemicals on the market.

  • New Questions Slideshow

    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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    Empowering Nonprofit Boards to Embrace Advocacy

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on April 8, 2015

    Every month is advocacy month here at Bolder Advocacy, but April is especially important because it is Advocacy Month at BoardSource, an organization dedicated to building exceptional nonprofit boards. We are celebrating with a series—Learn more!

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    Philanthropy Must Reads: March

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on April 8, 2015

    This month’s compilation of notable articles and publications about the philanthropic sector focuses on general support grants, assessing grantee contribution, and what philanthropy can learn from the response to Indiana’s recent religious-protection law.

  • Join our Team Slideshow

    Join the Bolder Advocacy Team: Counsel, Northern California Office

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on April 7, 2015

    Do you want to advance & protect the role of nonprofits in influencing public policy? This Bay Area job is for you!

  • 2015 Jan Slideshow

    Mapping March’s #AdvocacyWins

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on March 31, 2015

    Every month, AFJ maps where nonprofits are making strides for fairness, equality, economic opportunity, and other social justice values. This month, check out wins for automatic voter registration, reproductive rights, urban farming, and more!

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    Member Spotlight: Earthjustice Protecting Agricultural Workers

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on March 23, 2015

    Earthjustice exists because the Earth needs a good lawyer. Read about their Healthy Communities campaign and how they are working to protect agricultural workers and their families from the most dangerous workplace chemicals on the market.

 

 

Advocacy In Action

2015 Jan Slideshow

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

Advocacy in Action

Family Leave and Fair Pay: A Multilateral Approach

The week of June 16th through June 20th, The National Partnership for Women and Families organized the FAMILY Act Week of Action to call upon Congress and the president to pass the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The Week of Action provided a variety of convenient ways for both organizations and individuals to get involved.

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.

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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.