Post Roe Advocacy
Natalie Roetzel OssenfortLeslie BarnesTim Mooney | June 27, 2022
Our team at AFJ Our team at AFJ is devastated but determined following the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v Wade. This decision contains deeply flawed l
Advocacy Against Gun Violence
Ryann AlonsoQuyen TuNatalie Roetzel Ossenfort | June 15, 2022
16 Grantmaking Characteristics to Effectively Support Public Policy Ad
Created in partnership with Dr. Sara Watson, this resource outlines the sixteen characteristics of grantmaking that best supports effective policy education and
January 6th Committee Advocacy
Natalie Roetzel OssenfortTim MooneyQuyen Tu | May 31, 2022
This month, a select committee of the House of Representatives will lay out its findings on why the January 6th insurrection occurred and who was behind the eff
Best Practices for Foundations Supporting Multi-Entity Work
Bolder Advocacy partnered with New Left Accelerator to create this resource outlining 12 best practices for foundations seeking to help multi-entity organizatio
Candidate Debates and Forums
Leslie BarnesTim MooneyQuyen Tu | May 17, 2022
On the third episode of our 2022 Election series, we thought we’d look at how nonprofits can further democracy through candidate debates. Since the pandemic, we
Reproductive Rights Advocacy
Leslie BarnesTim MooneyQuyen Tu | May 11, 2022
While Roe v. Wade and the fundamental right to reproductive autonomy remains as we speak, nonprofits across the country are poised to act, should the Dobbs draf
Get out the Vote
Quyen TuNatalie Roetzel OssenfortTim Mooney | May 6, 2022
Nonprofits Have a Right and Responsibility to Respond to Dobbs v. JWHO
Leslie Barnes | May 5, 2022
Nonprofits can and should hold government accountable. To do so, public charities must act to further their charitable mission and remain nonpartisan.
5 Ways Nonprofits Can Respond to Dobbs v. JWHO
This week, we learned that the Supreme Court is poised to strip millions of the right to access abortion care. Everyone, including nonprofits, has a right to re
Texas Interim Charges: Why Nonprofits Should Sharpen their Advocacy St
Victor Rivera Labiosa | April 28, 2022
Issues of women’s rights, the education system, immigration, and access to the polls are on the clock.
Leslie BarnesNatalie Roetzel OssenfortTim Mooney | April 20, 2022
International Advocacy & Lobbying
Leslie BarnesTim MooneyQuyen Tu | April 7, 2022
Understanding the Importance of Language Now so Your Nonprofit Can Sup
Leslie Barnes | March 31, 2022
In a new publication, "Advocacy vs. Lobbying: Language Matters. Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say," Bolder Advocacy Guest Contributor Dr. Sara Watson gives
Advocacy vs. Lobbying: Language Guide
Bolder Advocacy Guest Contributor Dr. Sara Watson distinguishes between advocacy (non-lobbying) and lobbying activities.
Responding to the Ukraine Crisis: What Nonprofits and Foundations Need
Leslie Barnes | March 23, 2022
As Americans absorb the news about the devastating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, many nonprofits and funders are looking for ways to get involved, provide ass
Advocacy in Action – Building the Bench
Natalie Roetzel OssenfortTim Mooney | March 21, 2022
This New Advocacy Checklist Will Help Advance Your Nonprofit’s M
Leslie Barnes | March 17, 2022
In a new "Advocacy Checklist," Bolder Advocacy Guest Contributor Dr. Sara Watson outlines 22 different facets of organizational readiness to participate in advo
Bolder Advocacy Guest Contributor Dr. Sara Watson outlines 22 different facets of organizational readiness to participate in advocacy.
Grantees FAQ: 2022 Edition
Our recently revised Grantee FAQ guide aims to provide clarity for the nonprofits we serve and their grantees. The purpose of this guide is for grantee and fund
Ask Us Anything
Leslie BarnesNatalie Roetzel OssenfortTim Mooney | February 23, 2022
Who is a Candidate?
Leslie BarnesJen PowisQuyen TuTim Mooney | February 9, 2022
Supreme Court Nomination Advocacy Revisited
Tim MooneyNatalie Roetzel OssenfortQuyen Tu | February 3, 2022
Actividades electorales de indivíduos asociados con organizaciones 501
Las organizaciones 501(c)(3) tienen prohibido participar en actividades políticas.
Bolder Advocacy Launches New Social Media Guide to Help Nonprofits Nav
| January 31, 2022
Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age
Learn about the best practices for nonprofits as they navigate digital advocacy.
Maximizing Your Advocacy
This guide helps nonprofit leaders maximize their advocacy by granting unused lobbying capacity from a (c)(3) to a (c)(4).
Keeping Nonpartisan During Election Season
Election years provide great opportunities for 501(c)(3) organizations. After all, what better way to participate in our civic society than voting?
Opportunities for Nonpartisan Digital Advocacy in an Election Year
Shyaam Subramanian | July 29, 2020
Central Valley 501(c)(3)s Are Advocating for a Complete Census Count i
Bolder Advocacy | August 14, 2019
As the 2020 census draws nearer, 501(c)(3) public charities in California's Central Valley are gearing up to ensure a complete and accurate census count.
Texas Campaign Finance and Ballot Measure Guide
Advocacy Essentials: Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice
This publication, designed for reproductive rights, health, and justice groups, is a short overview of the laws and regulations that apply to 501(c)(3) public c
ACT!Quick Advocacy Capacity Tool Now Available in Spanish!
Bolder Advocacy | November 30, 2017
ACT!Quick helps nonprofits and other grassroots organizations become more effective advocates for their causes by taking a snapshot of their advocacy skills, kn
Tools to Improve Policymaking by Assessing and Strengthening NGO’s
Sue Hoechstetter | September 29, 2017
Just like athletes who want to win important games, organizations that want to be successful in influencing policy are more likely to do so when they are strong
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. This fact sheet o
Advocacy Capacity and Effectiveness: What Funders and Grantees Need to
Sue Hoechstetter | September 13, 2013
In the seven years we've been assessing groups' capacity for advocacy, we've found it helps them to be intentional rather than reactive.
5 Ideas for Advocacy in the Summer Months
Bolder Advocacy | June 24, 2012
Advice from a social change-driven PR firm about how to keep your advocacy program going during the lull in activity that often occurs this time of year.