Topic: Advocacy

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Will Nonprofit Advocacy Be Transformed by the Resistance?

March 17, 2017
For the nonprofit community to continue being seen as relevant to new generations of activists, we must measure our reputations for effectiveness alongside our list sizes.

Celebrate the Change-Makers in Your Community

February 3, 2017
It's awards season, which means this is your chance to celebrate your own wins and the amazing work of other nonprofit technology professionals.
"The health of Gulf Coast residents housed in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina and Rita was harmed more by formeldohyde exposure in the FEMA trailers than the hurricanes." - Becky Gillette, Mississippi

Digital Storytelling: On Sharing Your Life With Strangers

June 2, 2016
Personal stories are a powerful way for nonprofits to share the importance of their work while highlighting community experiences and inspiring action. But personal stories must be approached with care. It’s essential that storytelling is rooted in authenticity, respect, relationship building, and accountability.
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15 Ways to Harness the Power of Nonprofit Storytelling for Advocacy

May 31, 2016
Everyone in advocacy needs to be able to tell a compelling story about why your issue matters and how it relates to people. Storytelling allows potential supporters to connect with your organization in an immediate and meaningful way.

Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

December 21, 2015
Compelling facts have always been a key ingredient in winning policy campaigns, and the rise of web technology has opened the floodgates for data that would have been out of reach to all but the most dogged advocates just 20 years ago. As an organization founded to advance economic and social equity through policy change, PolicyLink is working to fill this need and equip changemakers with a data-backed narrative to help them win.

Stories of Gender Equality Fights from 2015

October 20, 2015
I recently launched an online campaign called "Work To Equality," on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2015. The campaign is a result of a brainstorming session on issues faced by women currently working in technology field. It was attended by fifteen women and thought leaders from different technology companies. One purpose of the meetings was to identify possible solutions and collaborations for an action-based campaign to empower and train more women and girls to join technology fields.

Apps to Record Police Put Power in the Public’s Hands

October 20, 2015
Everyone has the right to film the police, says the ACLU, and the civil liberties organization has launched Mobile Justice apps to record police encounters in several states. The apps involve the public in holding police accountable for their actions.

Interview with Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington

September 22, 2015
In this interview, Glynn talks about his origins as a radio show and podcast producer, describes why storytelling matters in the pursuit of social justice, and offers advice for nonprofit organizations within the world of storytelling.

Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

September 21, 2015
Compelling facts have always been a key ingredient in winning policy campaigns, and the rise of web technology has opened the floodgates for data that would have been out of reach to all but the most dogged advocates just 20 years ago. As an organization founded to advance economic and social equity through policy change, PolicyLink is working to fill this need and equip changemakers with a data-backed narrative to help them win.

“Undocumented and Unafraid!”

September 10, 2015
"I am undocumented and unafraid." These were the words that my friend, Uriel Alberto, boldly stated directly to an immigration committee in Raleigh, North Carolina, affirming publicly that he valued his life as an undocumented immigrant and was unafraid to say it to anyone, regardless of the risk.