Andrew Phifer

National LGBTQ Task Force: Creating a world where you can be you

AFJ’s new Member Spotlight is the National LGBTQ Task Force, which advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. Their goal is to create a world where you can be you, without barriers. In the spotlight, the organization talks about their new name change and #StopTransMurder campaign.

Nayantara Mehta

Balancing Act: Lessons from a Year of Budget Advocacy

Advocates have many ways to influence public policy, including participation in the budget process. Bolder Advocacy Counsel Nayantara Mehta recounts the lessons learned from working to change a California law through budget advocacy.

Leah Salgado

Stand for Your Mission: New Campaign Promotes Advocacy

Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy initiative is excited to participate in the new Stand for Your Mission campaign, which promotes board and trustee support for advocacy. Complete with guides on how to begin a conversation about advocacy and why groups should get involved, the campaign encourages boards to use advocacy as a tool to fulfill their organization’s mission.

Rebecca Cappy

How Nonprofit Advocacy Spurred the President to Act

Recent executive orders were largely the result of months and years of hard work by advocates from nonprofits and other organizations across the country. Such advocacy is made possible because working on executive actions and regulations does not count as lobbying toward nonprofit’s annual lobbying limit.

Abby Levine

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

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.

Andrew Phifer

Top 5 Blogs in September

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.

Erik Lampmann

Documenting Our Stories: Film as Advocacy

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.

Susan Rhea

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…