Andrew Phifer

How Funders Can Continue to Reform the Health Care System

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.

Christine Strigaro

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

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?”

Keely Monroe

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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Trending Topics: June

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…

Andrew Phifer

Ban the Box Coalition Works to Give Ex-Offenders a Fair Chance

Criminal justice reform advocates have been gaining momentum over the past decade implementing Ban the Box and Fair Chance policies, which now exist in 17 states, Washington D.C, and 100 cities and counties. This legislation takes several forms, but most simply it eliminates the box on job applications asking whether a potential employee has a criminal record.

Rebecca Cappy

When Candidates Speak, How Can Nonprofits Respond?

As more and more candidates enter the 2016 race and develop their policy platforms, 501(c)(3) organizations may wish to use this public dialogue among the candidates to comment on the issues. However, c3 organizations need to remain nonpartisan because they cannot communicate something that could be perceived as attempting to influence voters to support or oppose a candidate for office. Learn some tips on how to respond to statements made by candidates during the course of a campaign.

Andrew Phifer

Fight for $15 Advocates Make Progress Through Administrative Advocacy

April 15th was a big day­—and not just because it was Tax Day! On April 15th, thousands of fast food workers, organized by the Fight for $15 movement, went on strike from coast to coast in what was described as the “largest protest by low wage workers in US history.” And while advocates in the streets were calling for a raise in the minimum wage, the New York Governor’s office was listening.

Andrew Phifer

Mapping May’s Advocacy Wins

Last month, Florida approved online voter registration, Nebraska abolished the death penalty, Alabama ruled their same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and more! Click to see the victories for May 2015