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    Southern California Nonprofit Leaders Celebrate Impact on 2014 Election

    Alliance for Justice convened leaders of California nonprofits in Los Angeles last week to discuss their efforts in the 2014 mid-term election cycle and how their groups mobilized to help pass these important ballot measures. What was key to their victories?

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    Member Spotlight: AIDS United & the Southern REACH Initiative

    With World AIDS Day approaching, read about the important work of our member organization AIDS United. Their Southern REACH initiative supports improvement of HIV/AIDS focused policy and advocacy by community-based organizations in nine Southern states.

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    #WalmartStrikers and Allies Mobilize around Black Friday

    Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of year for retailers, is right around the corner and advocates are demand Walmart improve its policies on pay and working conditions. In a guest blog below from local Walmart worker Cantare Duvant, she describes what the campaign is demanding, how advocates are standing up, and how you can get involved.

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    Nonprofits Key to Ballot Measure Successes

    Americans took to the ballot box on Tuesday with resounding support for critical ballot measures that will improve the lives of millions. These victories are no accident. They are the result of strategic and hard fought advocacy campaigns waged by nonprofit groups.

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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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  • AIDS ribbon Slideshow

    Member Spotlight: AIDS United & the Southern REACH Initiative

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on November 25, 2014

    With World AIDS Day approaching, read about the important work of our member organization AIDS United. Their Southern REACH initiative supports improvement of HIV/AIDS focused policy and advocacy by community-based organizations in nine Southern states.

  • Los Angeles Marked on a Map

    Southern California Nonprofit Leaders Celebrate Impact on 2014 Election

    Posted by Nona Randois on November 25, 2014

    Alliance for Justice convened leaders of California nonprofits in Los Angeles last week to discuss their efforts in the 2014 mid-term election cycle and how their groups mobilized to help pass these important ballot measures. What was key to their victories?

  • Barack Obama

    Obama Immigration Reforms are a Big Win for Advocates, but There’s Much More to be Done

    Posted by Nayantara Mehta on November 21, 2014

    President Obama’s long-awaited announcement on immigration was delivered to the nation Thursday night. The plan will provide “administrative relief” from deportation for certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents, allowing up to 4 million people to legally stay with their families.

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    Top 5 blogs in October

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on November 20, 2014

    What is trending on Bolder Advocacy? Blogs on assessment, administrative advocacy, immigration reform, and more! Find out the posts attracting the most clicks last month.

  • Black Friday Slideshow3

    #WalmartStrikers and Allies Mobilize around Black Friday

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on November 19, 2014

    Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of year for retailers, is right around the corner and advocates are demand Walmart improve its policies on pay and working conditions. In a guest blog below from local Walmart worker Cantare Duvant, she describes what the campaign is demanding, how advocates are standing up, and how you can get involved.

 

 

Advocacy In Action

Advocacy in Action

Mapping October’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 October 2014. To access the map, click on a state to learn more about an individual policy victory. Are we missing yours?

Advocacy in Action

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.

Advocacy in Action

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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Establishing Your Organization

Nonprofit organizations have a unique and essential role to play in the policy process. For those interested in establishing an organization, we have gathered a collection of resources including forms, sample applications for recognition, template bylaws, sample grant agreements, sample governance policies, and more.

Advocacy in Action

Sample Timesheets

Public charities should spend at least a minimal amount of time each day, week, month or quarter to track finances and project time. This pays off in the long run, particularly for smaller charities that engage in advocacy and operate on limited budgets. Good recordkeeping helps an organization report how grant dollars were spent, and demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative work of the organization. Below are some timesheets public charities have found useful to track their lobbying costs for staff time.

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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.