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    Assessment and Action: How funders and nonprofits are strengthening advocacy through evaluation

    We have learned from hundreds of Bolder Advocacy’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) users how filling out the multiple choice tool leads to action and organizational growth. Read about how organizations are using this tool.

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    State Law Resources: Updated

    Our comprehensive library of state law resources is designed to help you stay compliant with state campaign finance, lobbying, and voter registration regulations. We’ve just completed a top-to-bottom update, so learn what exactly is required by your state!

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    2014 Electoral Activity Center

    The 2014 midterm elections are quickly approaching—and yes, nonprofits, you can and should be involved!

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    Assessing People Power—PowerCheck: A new tool for community organizing

    Community organizing can be a complex process. To assess an organization’s power and sustainability, it’s important to understand its readiness to engage and empower constituents. Bolder Advocacy has a way to determine an organization’s ability to engage in organizing—PowerCheck: a tool for assessing community organizing capacity.

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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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  • Election Word

    Nonpartisan Elections: A quick reminder for 501(c)(3) organizations

    Posted by Abby Levine on October 15, 2014

    All 501(c)(3)s know that they cannot support candidates in partisan elections, such as for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and governorships. But occasionally overlooked is that c3s cannot support or oppose ANY candidate for public office, even in nonpartisan elections.

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    Assessment and Action: How funders and nonprofits are strengthening advocacy through evaluation

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on October 10, 2014

    We have learned from hundreds of Bolder Advocacy’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) users how filling out the multiple choice tool leads to action and organizational growth. Read about how organizations are using this tool.

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    Top 5 Blogs in September

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on October 10, 2014

    What is trending on Bolder Advocacy? #1 is “Employee & Individual: What election-related activities 501(c)(3) staffers can participate in.” Find out the other posts attracting the most clicks last month.

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    Philanthropy Must Reads: September

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on October 7, 2014

    This month we highlight articles and publications on the enormous power of philanthropists, feedback for foundations, transparency, and more!

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    Documenting Our Stories: Film as Advocacy

    Posted by Erik Lampmann on October 6, 2014

    Stories have the power to captivate, to move audiences not only to action but to changes of heart and mind. Increasingly, we’ve seen how these stories – skillfully conveyed through film and video – can elevate a national discussion around critical issues, spur the generation of grassroots movements, and drive the American people to action.

 

 

Advocacy In Action

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Mapping September’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. Check out some of September’s wins…

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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.

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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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