Helping Nonprofits Stay Afloat

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.

Andrew Phifer

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?

Nona Randois

Alliance for Justice Marks Successful First Year in Southern California Office

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.


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

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.

Isaiah Castilla

Celebrating 50 Years of Voting Rights – and Working For More

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.

Andrew Phifer

Philanthropy Must Reads: July 2015

This month’s compilation of notable articles and publications about the philanthropic sector focuses on board engagement, the minimum wage, communication strategies, and more!

Sara Matlin

¡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.

Rebecca Cappy

Ballot Measure Seeks to Alter Lobbyist Definition in San Francisco

The San Francisco Ethics Commission, which oversees and enforces the lobbying ordinance, has placed a measure on this November’s ballot to further alter the definition of lobbyist. Alliance for Justice is concerned that this measure would have a chilling effect on the vital participation of the nonprofit sector in shaping public policy in San Francisco.

Andrew Phifer

Trending Topics: July

What is trending on Bolder Advocacy? Our new Foundation Program Speaker Series, Advocacy Talking Points, 990 Disclosure Rules, and more! Click to learn more.