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    Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

    Is your foundation interested in confidently supporting advocacy? Alliance for Justice’s new Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook is for you! This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.

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    Foundation Program Speaker Series

    Alliance for Justice invites you to the next event in our new Foundation Program Speaker Series: Beyond Grants – How Are Foundations Further Championing Causes & Grantees?

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    2015 Electoral Activity Center

    The 2015 elections are quickly approaching—and yes, nonprofits, you can and should be involved! These online resources will give you the confidence to advocate more boldly in the 2015 elections.

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    ¡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.

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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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    When to Register as a Lobbyist

    Posted by Isaiah Castilla on October 7, 2015

    When do I register as a lobbyist in my state? We’re often asked this question during trainings and technical assistance calls. To answer this question, we’ve just updated our State Lobbying Thresholds chart. This chart succinctly presents the employer, employee, and grassroots registration thresholds for the 27 states included in our in-depth State Law Resource library.

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    The secret mistake of Prop C: Chilling the voice of our grassroots communities

    Posted by Rebecca Cappy on October 5, 2015

    Alliance for Justice joined an op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner opposing Proposition C on November’s ballot in San Francisco: “[Prop C] was intended to root out so-called “astro-turf” nonprofits fronting for politically influential corporations, but instead casts too wide a net and sweeps in our city’s patchwork quilt of community- and faith-based organizations that represent the voice of neighborhoods and vulnerable communities.” The debate over Prop C was picked up by Nonprofit Quarterly which covered our op-ed and the supporters’ own op-ed as well.

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    Philanthropy Must Reads: August

    Posted by Christine Strigaro on September 11, 2015

    Alliance for Justice’s Foundation Program has been reading and chronicling some fantastic articles, books, and blogs this month. In response to this great content, we champion great reads every month from the philanthropic community. This month’s compilation includes articles on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, collective impact, “strategic” philanthropy, and more!

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    How to Support AFJ During North Texas Giving Day

    Posted by Natalie Roetzel on September 11, 2015

    This Thursday, September 17, Alliance for Justice’s Texas Office will participate in the 7th Annual North Texas Giving Day. This event, which was founded in 2009 by the Communities Foundation of Texas, raises millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations in Dallas and surrounding communities.

  • Advocates stand up for senior citizens—and you can too

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on September 10, 2015

    Forced arbitration is a pernicious practice that shuts everyday Americans out of court when they are defrauded by big business or discriminated against at work. But did you know that forced arbitration is often a problem for our senior citizens in nursing homes? Learn how advocates across the country are rallying support to remove forced arbitration from nursing home contracts and how you can join.



Advocacy In Action

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

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¿Qué Es la Defensa y Promoción de Causas?

En esta hoja informativa exploramos cómo se define la defensa y promoción de causas, cómo diferenciar entre el cabildeo y la defensa y promoción de causas, y ejemplos de proyectos que llevan a cabo distintas organizaciones sin fines de lucro.

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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.