Finally! An alternative view in favor of the repeal of the Johnson amendment—I agree with Robert Egger: http://blueavocado.org/content-influence
Another look at the role of big philanthropy and how it sets the agenda in our democracy: https://nonprofitchronicles.com/2017/05/31/the-givers-philanthropy-power-and-democracy/
Even the button-downed folks at the United Way believe in the power of nonprofit advocacy to advance systemic change:...
Now is the time for small advocacy nonprofits to cash in on “Rage Fundraising”—check out this basic tutorial on starting a major gifts program (2 links): https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/05/26/starting-a-major-gifts-program-part-i/ ...
10 ways philanthropists make “big bets on social change”—do they work? https://ssir.org/articles/entry/ten_ways_to_make_a_big_bet_on_social_change
Is anyone actually opening and reading (let alone acting upon) your nonprofit’s emails, be they for fundraising or advocacy? https://act.everyaction.com/email-deliverability-study-2017
The National Council of Nonprofits continues to oppose repeal of the Johnson Amendment—I disagree: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=743
One organization’s response to the dysfunctional relationship between foundations and community-based nonprofits: http://nonprofitaf.com/2017/05/winter-is-here-and-we-must-build-the-power-of-organizations-and-communities-of-color/
Can foundations help rebuild trust in American journalism, bolster civil society and improve on public debate? https://www.ncrp.org/publication/responsive-philanthropy-spring-2017/can-philanthropy-help-rebuild-trust-news-public-square
The city helps its nonprofits keep up with skyrocketing rents in San Francisco—my NPQ newswire today: ...
Some call it “stakeholder resistance,” while others consider it “stakeholder rebellion”—a challenge for nonprofits: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/05/22/voice-outside-stakeholder-resistance-nonprofit-organizations/
A lot of government-funded action for nonprofits is local—check out this story about Burbank’s CDBG appropriations: http://www.latimes.com/socal/burbank-leader/news/tn-blr-me-cdbg-20170523-story.html