Today, BoardSource released a new edition of its iconic resource, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards! Read how this new publication supports the work of the Stand for Your Mission campaign.
Are you attending Netroots Nation this summer? If so, you won’t want to miss our training: 7 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy That Everyone Should Know. Bolder Advocacy Counsel Isaiah Castilla & Communications Strategist Shanelle Matthews will make sure advocates know the rules and tips to be most effective. Learn more about the training in the below excerpt from a Netroots interview with Isaiah.
Social change organizations do not just fight injustice; sometimes, we also fight lies and opposition attacks. In an effort to prepare nonprofits, we need a framework to weather these attacks in ways that refocus and strengthen our work while building greater confidence in our organizations. Learn how to “ARMOR” your organization!
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…
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.
Successful advocacy is a lot like a puzzle. Advocates need to make sure they have all of the pieces of their plan in place, that they fit together, and that they allow for flexibility to adapt strategies as needed. Check our first piece in a five-part series for funders that breaks advocacy into 18 specific steps.
How can advocates build coalitions that understand how various life experiences, organizational affiliations, and identities interact to form an individual’s approach to activism? Read our 3 lessons on coalition-building!
As 2014 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time for organizations to start planning for the new year. Check out some resolutions from our experts about what nonprofits and foundations can do to ensure a successful 2015!
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?
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.