Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools. We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals.
Bolder Advocacy is an initiative of the Alliance for Justice — a national association of more than 100 organizations that are united by a commitment to a fair, just, and free America where everyone has equal access to justice and can fully participate in our democracy. To learn more about our work on justice issues, visit AFJ.org.
What We Do
Bolder Advocacy advances and protects the role of nonprofits in influencing public policy. We use our expertise to ensure that the legal and political environment in which organizations operate is fair, balanced, and open to hearing them. We lay the groundwork for more nonprofit organizations to advocate effectively on behalf of their communities by:
- tracking and responding to legislation that affects nonprofit advocacy
- fighting for the rights of nonprofits and foundations to conduct advocacy, and
- responding to potential threats to nonprofit advocacy
We also speak out for the sector regularly to communicate our view of the importance of advocacy. Our goal is to build a steady drumbeat and encourage a dialogue within the nonprofit community and beyond about why influencing public policy is an appropriate and vital activity
Bolder Advocacy provides nonprofits with the knowledge they need to become confident
advocates. Our staff attorneys conduct workshops and trainings around the country and one-on-one technical assistance over the phone and email. Our coaching enables individuals and organizations to become better advocates and emboldens them to make their voices heard.
Bolder Advocacy provides nonprofits and foundations with the resources and tools to help them navigate complex advocacy rules and regulations. BolderAdvocacy.org is a place where users can search our robust collection of how-to’s, fact sheets, and reports that help nonprofits stay up-to-date on advocacy and connect with a coach for one-on-one technical assistance and trainings. The site provides examples of how nonprofits have used advocacy to advance their causes, and promotes tools that help nonprofits measure and develop the ability to advocate and evaluate accomplishments.
For a list of our staff and their backgrounds, visit our staff bios page.
Toll-free phone number:
AFJ Washington DC HQ
11 Dupont Circle NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 822-6070
Fax: (202) 822-6068
AFJ Northern California Office
436 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
AFJ Southern California Office
1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 346-3288
Fax: (213) 808-1009
AFJ Texas Office
Alliance for Justice
@ The Grove
501 Elm Street, Suite 450
Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214) 530-9144
This website provides general information about legal issues. No information on this website is legal advice or should be used, or treated, by you as legal advice and no attorney-client relationship will be formed based on your use of BolderAdvocacy.org, AFJ.org, or any services or materials provided by Alliance for Justice. Information you provide through these websites will not be treated as confidential or proprietary (although we make every effort not to disclose identifying or private information without prior consent). While Alliance for Justice makes every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and complete, you should not act on the basis of information on this website without consulting with an attorney on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. Please note that while AFJ staff can answer certain questions, AFJ does not provide legal advice or enter into attorney-client relationships.