The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Advocacy http://philanthropy.com/topic/Advocacy/247/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:05:22 EDT <![CDATA[Is Raising Visibility a Waste of Time?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148647/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Is-Raising-Visibility-a-Waste/148647/ Awareness campaigns can be a distraction from the work of a charity—without much of a payoff in the long term.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[3-Day March Aims to Raise $1-Million for Nonprofit-Power Movement]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Day-March-Aims-to-Raise/148415/ Dan Pallotta, the event organizer, wants to change the public's perception of how nonprofits should spend money on executive pay, fundraising, and operations.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:38:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Curbs on Social-Welfare Groups Would Rob Citizens of a Voice]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141419/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Curbs-on-Social-Welfare-Groups/141419/ Banning certain nonprofits from engaging in political activity, as some lawmakers are proposing in the wake of the IRS flap, would hurt advocacy organizations.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charity Went From Deficits to Doubled Revenue in 5 Years]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141399/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Went-From-Deficits-to/141399/ Six years ago, the organization had only one foundation that provided more than $100,000; today, 14 give that much.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Executive Director Promotes Life-and-Death Conversations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139327/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Executive-Director/139327/ Harriet Stern Warshaw is taking over the Conversation Project, a nonprofit that wants to help people talk more openly about their end-of-life wishes.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Same-Sex Couples Get New Attention From Fundraisers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139309/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Same-Sex-Couples-Get-New/139309/ With more states legalizing gay marriage, nonprofits see a source of new money—but some donors say they have been put off by a lack of sensitivity.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Program Grooms Racial and Ethnic Minorities to Lead Gay Organizations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139005/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Program-Grooms-Racial-and/139005/ The Pipeline Project was created by grant makers and nonprofit advocates concerned about a lack of diversity among chief executives.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigration Overhaul Needs Foundation Support Now More Than Ever]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138611/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Immigration-Overhaul-Needs/138611/ Many of the goals grant makers seek to advance could be reached if 11 million people in the country illegally were no longer forced to live in the shadows.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Activist Unites the Powerful and the Invisible in Labor-Rights Crusade]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138313/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Activist-Unites-the-Powerful/138313/ Ai-jen Poo, founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is now turning to immigration issues and the needs of the people who will care for aging baby boomers.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Makers Should Help the Poor Fight Legal Injustices]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138035/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Should-Help-the/138035/ By helping people get lawyers to fight spousal abuse, home foreclosures, and other basic survival issues, foundations can make their grants go further.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Small Foundations Can Bring About Big Changes: One Grant Maker Shows How]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138037/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Small-Foundations-Can-Bring/138037/ The Tow Foundation vowed to overhaul the juvenile-justice system and found that strenuous advocacy plus lots of collaboration paid off.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[All Nonprofits Should Protest Voter-Suppression Laws]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138041/ http://philanthropy.com/article/All-Nonprofits-Should-Protest/138041/ How can we expect to advance policies to improve our schools, protect our environment, and care for the elderly if we do not allow everyone the opportunity to elect decision makers?

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Young Immigrants’ Group Gains Visibility With Confrontational Tactics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Young-Immigrants-Group/137749/ United We Dream now has 52 affiliates in 25 states and is run mostly by people in their 20s.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Small Immigration Group Stretches Its Dollars Through Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137757/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Small-Immigration-Group/137757/ Voto Latino used to focus on voter registration and education, but then its members pushed it to use its muscle to influence the immigration debate.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Brash Tactics Push Immigration Movement Forward]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137759/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Brash-Tactics-Push-Immigration/137759/ Dozens of new advocacy groups are joining forces with veteran charities to push Congress to change citizenship laws, but many activists fear that foundations are moving too slowly to seize the political moment.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Skilled Marketer, and former U.S. Senator, Will Run Think Tank]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137175/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Skilled-Marketerformer/137175/ Jim DeMint's goal leading the Heritage Foundation is to make Americans view conservative ideas more favorably.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Philanthropy Isn't About the Wealthy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137193/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Isnt-About-the/137193/ In the fight over big vs. small government, too many nonprofits have forgotten about the poor.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofit Advocates Should Be Street Fighters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofit-Advocates-Should/137167/ Ilir Zherka, head of the National Conference on Citizenship, has written a new book called "Winning the Inside Game" to show charities how to push public policy.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Questions Nonprofits Must Consider Before Asking Government to Solve Problems]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136555/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Questions-Nonprofits-Must/136555/ Not every challenge should be met by enlisting federal aid, but here's a way to decide what can be done by private and public entities.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Donors and Charities Need Protection as Secret Political Spending Grows]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136565/ http://philanthropy.com/article/DonorsCharities-Need/136565/ New York is taking an important step to force new disclosure rules on social-welfare groups that spend a lot on campaigns, in part because the Internal Revenue Service has failed to act.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Chief Charity Lobbyist Juggles International Charity Work]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136589/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Chief-Charity-Lobbyist/136589/ Geoffrey Plague, who oversees public-policy work at Independent Sector, founded Building and Books, a group that builds community libraries in Africa.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Veteran Journalist Takes Over Pew Research Center]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136575/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Veteran-Journalist-Takes/136575/ Alan Murray left a top job at The Wall Street Journal to head the polling-and-analysis organization.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Step Up Advocacy as Congress Nears Fiscal Cliff]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135986/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Step-Up-Advocacy-as/135986/ Some nonprofit advocates worry that the scramble to protect the charitable deduction is overshadowing efforts to save much larger sums that charities get in direct federal support.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bold Goals Turn Around a Quiet Charity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135988/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bold-Goals-Turn-Around-a-Quiet/135988/ Share Our Strength promised to end childhood hunger by 2015 and invested heavily in staffing and marketing to accomplish the goal. That helped the charity triple donations.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Seek Ways to Fix an Ailing Political Process]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135672/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Seek-Ways-to-Fix/135672/ Concerns about big money in politics and the divisive political climate are prompting some big foundations to finance new solutions to making democracy work better.

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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Focused on Democracy Issues Seek New Allies]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135658/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Focused-on/135658/ Threats to voting rights are only growing, nonprofit leaders fear, and could stymie progress on a wide array of issues important to charitable organizations.

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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST