What we talk about when we talk about Advocacy

Advocacy: It’s one of those words that most everyone knows but it defies a simple definition. There is advocacy for clients – helping them get the resources and support they need. There is advocacy for your nonprofit – telling the story of your mission and its impact. There is advocacy for change – legal, policy or budget campaigns that effect your ability to achieve your mission. 

Advocacy is often used interchangeably to mean lobbying. While lobbying is an important part of advocacy, it is one tool in the toolkit to engage with the public sector.

Nonprofit Vote Upcoming Webinars

Nonprofit Vote, an organization working to amplify the voice of the nation's nonprofit sector, will be hosting two webinars in the coming weeks to encourage voter registration!

They will be live tweeting both of these webinars using hashtag #npvwebinar.

Be sure to also check out the Center's resources on voter registration and finding your polling place! 

Changes on the Horizon for Overtime Laws

The Department of Labor is going to be rolling out some big changes to its overtime laws. The reworked law will affect all sectors, and will mean that employers will need to update their compensation policies. 

#PuttingRacismOnTheTable with WRAG President Tamara Copeland

This year, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers launched Putting Racism on the Table, a learning series for philanthropy.

Launch of Nonprofit Public Sector Partnership Network

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement Launches Nonprofit Public Sector Partnership Network

Issue: Over the past decade, significant progress has been made to strengthen nonprofit relationships with the public sector in the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and Virginia. There are now local organizations in many jurisdictions focused on advocating for the sector and facilitating dialog between individual nonprofits and local public sector leaders.

Making Stewardship Work for You

Katherine A. Martin is an Instructor and Training Consultant for the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at the Crummer Graduate School of Business of Rollins College. She has years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, including serving as the Senior Director of Development for UCP of Central Florida.  

UPDATED: DC Mayor Proposes $15 Minimum Wage

Earlier this week, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser stated in her State of the District Address that after the City Council returns from break next month, she will introduce legislation that will increase the city's minimum wage from $10.50 to $15.00 by 2020. Minimum wage is scheduled to increase by an extra dollar to $11.50 this July. 

The most recent wage hike happened in 2013 when it was raised to its current state from $8.50.