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    What funders should know about opposition attacks

    Crisis preparedness and thoughtful crisis responses can strengthen organizational capacity across the board. The Weathering the Storms project helps groups make progress in just a few weeks or months, and helps funders meet goals around due diligence and gain assurance about grantees’ resilience in the face of attacks. Learn more…

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    ACT NOW! Making the Case: Messaging, Media, and Influencing

    This third article in our five-part series focuses on how funders can support communication strategies that influence decision-makers. See the importance of these strategies and how you can support them from the YMCA of the USA, Educational Foundation of America, and a successful Earthjustice advocacy campaign.

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    AdvocacyForward: A New Framework & Case Study for How Nonprofits Can Go From Surviving to Thriving With Advocacy

    Laurel O’Sullivan, principal and founder of The Advocacy Collaborative, says we need to talk about advocacy as a leadership strategy and a driver for advancing mission with impact. Read about the AdvocacyForward framework that gives advocacy the same management primacy as fundraising or programs.

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    Bolder Advocacy Resources

    Peruse and search our library of easy-to-understand resources that explain different aspects of advocacy and the rules that nonprofits must follow when conducting advocacy.

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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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    Philanthropy Must Reads: April

    Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on May 13, 2015

    This month’s compilation of notable articles and publications about the philanthropic sector focuses on place-based grantmaking, common innovation traps, and how to support communication strategies that influence decision-makers.

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    What funders should know about opposition attacks

    Posted by Margi Clarke on May 13, 2015

    Crisis preparedness and thoughtful crisis responses can strengthen organizational capacity across the board. The Weathering the Storms project helps groups make progress in just a few weeks or months, and helps funders meet goals around due diligence and gain assurance about grantees’ resilience in the face of attacks. Learn more…

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    Member Spotlight: Mental Health America and #B4Stage4

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on April 30, 2015

    May is Mental Health Month and we are spotlighting our member organization Mental Health America. Read about their B4Stage4 awareness and action campaign that focuses on how people can address their mental health early and promote overall wellness.

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    How Organizations Can Weather a Storm

    Posted by Margi Clarke on April 30, 2015

    Not all organizations will face opposition attacks, but it’s smart to be prepared! RoadMap’s new report “Weathering the Storms” outlines recent trends and shares experiences of groups taking simple steps to strengthen and ready their organization.

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    Top 5 blogs: April

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on April 22, 2015

    What is trending on Bolder Advocacy? Check out the posts attracting the most clicks last month!

 

 

Advocacy In Action

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

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.

Featured Resources

Advocacy in Action

Investing in Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting Advocacy

This book is an indispensable guide for foundations in explaining the various roles they can play in the advocacy process. Investing in Change can serve as an in-depth guide to navigating the tax code surrounding support of public charities, or a quick reference guide to answer a specific question.

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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.