The Resist List

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017

These political consultants out of Washington have come up with a list of nonprofits and advocacy organizations leading the Resistance—a great outlet for your Rage Fundraising this Giving Tuesday:  https://www.thecampaignworkshop.com/resist/organizations

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Communications and Advocacy

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

This new initiative will study the way nonprofits communicate their missions and visions, and how they can improve that—hopefully improving their advocacy efforts:...

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The Double Bottom Line

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

Compelling case for why nonprofits can engage in advocacy, but they left one key point out—you can raise money through advocacy, & your advocacy can inspire donors and help you achieve the double bottom line of doing good and doing well simultaneously:...

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Good News

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

For those of you job hunting in the nonprofit sector next year—hiring is up! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14918213.htm

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Field Catalysts

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

Interesting study of a type of intermediary that serves as a hub for spokes of advocacy and action, rolling all stakeholders toward a defined goal—called “field catalysts;” wonky but important: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/field_catalysts

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A Double Whammy

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

The tax proposals in the House and Senate, supported by the president, would significantly cut charitable donations and also harm charities by causing significant funding cuts in the Federal programs they rely upon for a big part of their money:...

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Advocacy and Nonprofit Tax Status

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Nonprofit advocates go to court to challenge a Tax Court ruling that could seriously inhibit advocacy efforts by foundations and charities: https://www.afj.org/press-room/press-releases/ninth-circuit-case-broad-implications-foundations-charities

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Blueprint

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

UCLA’s Blueprint Magazine dedicates this issue to philanthropy, and its role in civic life in Los Angeles:  http://blueprint.ucla.edu/

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

Two key findings from CEP’s research—Program officers play an important role in shaping the funder–grantee relationship; the most powerful ways for program officers to strengthen relationships are to develop an understanding of grantee organizations, and to be transparent:...

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