Avantika Krishna

Paying Activists for Each Voter They Register?

Voter registration drives can be important, powerful additions to a nonprofit’s advocacy efforts. In this election season, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy attorneys have been fielding questions about how organizations can make their voter registration drives more effective while remaining legally compliant. Specifically, some organizations have asked whether they can incentivize and/or reward activists who register the most voters with a prize.

Avantika Krishna

Gun Violence v. Public Health: Should the CDC or the NRA decide?

With approximately 30,000 gun related deaths per year, the rate of gun violence in the United States is unparalleled by any other country in the developed world. Yet Congress continues to deny that it is a public health issue.

Avantika Krishna

Nonprofit Coalition Saves Health Coverage for 5,000 Fresnans

California is the first state to ask federal officials to allow undocumented immigrants in the state to buy health insurance through its state exchange, Covered California. Immigrant rights’ advocates applauded this step towards health care for all Californians, including those who are undocumented.

Avantika Krishna

IRS Issues New Rules and Guidance for 501(c)(4) Organizations to Implement PATH Act

Newly formed 501(c)(4) organizations now have a new filing requirement. The IRS has issued a final and temporary regulation along with guidance to implement new requirements for 501(c)(4) organizations that had been passed as part of the PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) Act.

Avantika Krishna

SCOTUS Decision on Whole Woman’s Health Marks Historic Progress for Women

Reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates joined in celebration bright and early on June 27, 2016 as the Supreme Court struck down targeted regulations on Texas abortion providers in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in a 5-3 decision.

Christine Reeves Strigaro

“Ban the Box,” A Case Study for Public and Private Foundation Advocacy

Ban the Box is a movement to stop employers from asking job applicants to “check the box” if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime. This hiring practice thwarts formerly incarcerated people — mainly men of color — from transitioning back into society and supporting themselves and their families.


Robocall/Text Me (Maybe): Nonprofits and the Rules of Telecommunications

Whether it’s a simple text to communicate with members or robocall/text plan to launch an issued-based campaign, this new guide from Bolder Advocacy provides basic information to make the right calls and utilize every tool to activate social change.

Christine Reeves Strigaro

4 Ideas to Help Your Foundation Discuss Advocacy

Foundations that fund and engage in advocacy know advocacy is often more of an art than a science. Given that, if you ask 10 foundation presidents for a definition of “advocacy,” you will likely receive 10 different answers.