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Despair, Then ACT! We’ll Help

Feeling a bit hopeless about the state of the country these days? Representative John Lewis (D-GA), civil rights leader and activist, recently reminded us that we are in it for the long haul and have to be hopeful.

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. #goodtrouble

And if that’s not inspiring enough, read the Nonprofit AF blog,  It’s OK to despair, but here are 7 hopeful things to  remember which is full of reasons to be optimistic including looking at how much progress the world has made — and my favorite, “When we organize, we win.”

At Bolder Advocacy we specialize in helping groups “make some noise.” Please see our resources for conducting advocacy within the legal rules as well as our advocacy capacity and community organizing tools for assessing and building organizational strength and effectiveness.

Despair briefly, if necessary, then let’s all get up and advocate and organize.