In this critical moment of recovery with the persistence of barriers to resiliency, public funding for the public good can provide a critical support to protecting families and communities and advancing more equitable outcomes by laying the foundation for a better North Carolina. Essential to making progress in the long-term towards our shared goals is the ability of the state to raise the funds needed and the important role we all can play in making the case for public investments.
It's through continued effort that policy changes to promote equity are implemented and imbedded into practice. Tracking the progress of equity advocacy is important and does not need to be complex or daunting. Getting Equity Advocacy Results (GEAR) from PolicyLink is a suite of benchmarks, methods, and tools for advocates, organizers, and their allies to track the results of their equity campaigns to:
While written to help nonprofit leaders think strategically about public policy advocacy, these seven steps are useful to follow when developing fundraising asks, internal programmatic or organizational policy proposals, or other kinds of requests. (Shared with permission by Lisa Hazirjian, Ph.D., Win Together Consulting)
When COVID-19 hit, our world changed. Organizations had to decide how to move forward while dealing with unanswered questions about what this would mean for your team, for your stakeholders, and for your partners. While nonprofits’ missions are more important than ever, the public, media, and funders are focused on work and messages directly related to COVID-19.
Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Lisa Hazirjian, Ph.D., Win Together Consulting
What if elections were decided by voters who believe in your nonprofit’s mission and share your organization’s core values?
Advocacy should be an important part of the work of every nonprofit, but many organizations fear it because they assume they don’t have the staff capacity, tools, or funding to advocate effectively. Spoiler alert: There is no “right” way for a nonprofit to advocate for its mission! This webinar will begin with a series of questions for nonprofits to assess ways their organizations can most effectively strengthen their programs and services by being stronger advocates.
Nonprofits can – and should – be advocates for their missions and for the communities they serve. This webinar will explore what it means for a nonprofit to be an advocate and the differences between “advocacy,” “lobbying,” and “political activities.” We will begin by highlighting – and quickly debunking – the four most common reasons nonprofits think they can’t (or shouldn’t) be advocates.
Jeanne Canina Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
July 17, 2018
Get the 2022 Legal Compliance Checklist!
Created by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and updated annually, the Legal Compliance Checklist for North Carolina Nonprofits outlines laws that affect North Carolina nonprofits’ governance, finances, advocacy, human resources, and fundraising.