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    10 Years After Katrina: 10 Questions for Funder Best Practices

    Saturday, August 29, 2015, will mark the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, and President Obama will be in New Orleans on Thursday to honor the anniversary and celebrate the region’s resilience and steady progress. After such a devastating storm, how was this region able to steadily make progress toward recovery?

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    Ballot Measures

    Ballot measures are a powerful method for people to create policy change. Our online ballot measure resources will provide you with everything you need to know about tax-exempt organizations and ballot measure advocacy.

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    ¡Adelante! ¡Proteja los derechos de su comunidad con seguridad!

    Do you have any bilingual staff members who would prefer to learn about advocacy laws in Spanish? Do you have Spanish-speaking community leaders who regularly represent your organization in the community, but might not be familiar with the relevant lobbying and elections laws? Please encourage them to sign up for our webinars, and we’ll help them become bolder and wiser in their advocacy. Please scroll down to see details about this webinar series in English.

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    ACT Data & Analysis: The First 280 Users of the Advocacy Capacity Tool

    In August 2015, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative released an updated report offering a glimpse into how nonprofit organizations view their capacity for public policy work.

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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.

Bolder Advocacy Blog

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    Helping Nonprofits Stay Afloat

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on August 26, 2015

    The Foundation Center reports on a recently held an event on the relationship between advocacy and philanthropy, why and how foundations support advocacy, and more. The panelists from George Gund Foundation and the Center for Community Solutions, highlighted how Bolder Advocacy’s legal and capacity assessment tools can help.

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    10 Years After Katrina: 10 Questions for Funder Best Practices

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on August 25, 2015

    Saturday, August 29, 2015, will mark the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, and President Obama will be in New Orleans on Thursday to honor the anniversary and celebrate the region’s resilience and steady progress. After such a devastating storm, how was this region able to steadily make progress toward recovery?

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    Alliance for Justice Marks Successful First Year in Southern California Office

    Posted by Nona Randois on August 21, 2015

    AFJ is celebrating our one-year anniversary in our Southern California office, and over the past year, we have reached over 200 organizations and coached over 700 individuals through our workshops, webinars, and individualized technical assistance. In the coming year, we will work to reach even more organizations that want to expand their ability to achieve goals by strengthening their advocacy program.

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    What Funders Should Know in Order to Help Strengthen Grantees’ Advocacy

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on August 20, 2015

    It’s great for our democracy that many foundations are delving more deeply into strengthening their grantees’ advocacy capacity, convening, and of course, making grantmaking decisions which support advocacy. Knowing what grantees say they need in order to be effective voices for their constituents can help inform these foundation activities. Our 2015 ACT Data & Analysis can provide some of that information. This report provides results from the first 280 users of Bolder Advocacy’s online version of the self-assessment Advocacy Capacity Tool.

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    Celebrating 50 Years of Voting Rights – and Working For More

    Posted by Isaiah Castilla on August 6, 2015

    In commemoration of the VRA’s passage, we want to lift up organizations working to mobilize and turnout voters in the 2016 election. Voter mobilization and civic engagement are some of the safest and most effective ways for nonprofits to work in elections. To help organizations navigate the changing landscape, Bolder Advocacy provides resources, trainings, and technical assistance on the legal rules for election-related activity.

 

 

Advocacy In Action

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

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¿Qué Es la Defensa y Promoción de Causas?

En esta hoja informativa exploramos cómo se define la defensa y promoción de causas, cómo diferenciar entre el cabildeo y la defensa y promoción de causas, y ejemplos de proyectos que llevan a cabo distintas organizaciones sin fines de lucro.

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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.