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Tag: Advocacy


Innovative ways to influence public policy



Philanthropic Opportunities for Climate Adaptation

Why climate adaptation matters, and five powerful pathways for funders to fuel change.

By Chris Addy | 2 | Oct. 22, 2012


Keeping Climate Change Out of the Presidential Campaign

The complete absence of climate change from the first two presidential debates was the best thing that could have happened to the cause.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 4 | Oct. 17, 2012

Individual Giving

Talking to Elephants

Appeals to caring for the needy are likely to backfire unless advocates acknowledge and avoid inflaming passions that stem from other powerful moral values.

By Peter Manzo | 2 | Jun. 7, 2011


Nonprofits Need to Make Their Case

Nonprofits must speak up and call on state and local governments to give them a greater policymaking voice.

By Todd Cohen | 1 | Mar. 22, 2010


Advocacy Funding Pays Off Big

Foundations can generate big impact by investing their charitable dollars in advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement.

By Todd Cohen | 1 | Mar. 15, 2010


Which Fix?

Some school reformers advocate starting over, while others want to keep the same students and site. Both approaches are useful.
By Justin Cohen | Feb. 23, 2010


28 Days of Black Nonprofit Leaders: Benjamin Jealous

In honor of Black History Month, this blog will highlight 28 black nonprofit leaders who are working to make our world a better and more hopeful place for generations to come.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 22, 2010


TED Prizewinner and Chef Jamie Oliver: Food Revolutionary?

Recent TED Prize winner, chef Jamie Oliver, has a goal to change the way Americans look at food and fight the growing trend of childhood obesity.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 12, 2010

An Ounce of Advocacy

When disaster strikes, governments often rely on nonprofits and businesses to help with relief efforts. But making up for the public sector's shortcomings is neither an appropriate nor effective use of the private sector's strengths.
By Alyssa Battistoni | Jan. 11, 2010

Research: Urban Emissionscapes

The mystery is over: A 10-city comparison of greenhouse gas emissions per capita pinpoints the sources of those emissions.
By Alana Conner | Nov. 19, 2009