March 5, 2015

Policy/Social Context

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A Call to All Leaders from Young Leaders: Manifesto for Social Change

Social Change ManifestoWith its engaging design and prose, the Social Change Manifesto, written by the Millennial Advisory Committee of the Andrew Goodman Foundation is a call to action on a tangle of interconnected social issues that must be taken up as a whole by civic leaders.

Changing the Game: How to Make Your Human Service Organization a Powerful Policy Advocate

GamesBuilding your organization’s advocacy power pays off in many ways. Find out here how one mental health agency embraced the task full-on.

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DOJ Finds Ferguson PD Racially Biased: Lessons Aplenty for Nonprofits Nationwide

ProtestingNo indictment and no civil rights prosecution of the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, but the Justice Dept. report on Ferguson found the city’s police department to be rampant with racial bias.

Stop Honoring a White Supremacist: Rename Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge

BridgeWhen marchers made their way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama five decades ago, they were crossing a bridge named after a Confederate general who was reportedly later a Ku Klux Klan leader.

SF Supervisors Reject Bid to Boost Pay for Nonprofit Workers

NewsIn many localities, public employees are compensated more generously than nonprofit workers doing the same jobs. SF could have made history here, but it did not.

In Unusual Demo, Hasidic Jews in NY Protest Netanyahu Speech

NetenyahuA protest by Satmar Jews against the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shows that American Jews are not a united bloc in support of current Israeli policies toward Iran or toward Palestinians.

Fundraising Insights for Smaller and Mid-sized Nonprofits: From a Blackbaud Report

Blackbaud giving studyEven as the dynamics of giving change, fundraisers still know the value of good (if fleeting) insights—like these here—about how to make their work more successful.

The Nexus of Binyamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson, and the Nonprofit Sector

benyamin-netanyahuThere is American money tied to Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress, and a slug of it comes from gambling mogul and political financier Sheldon Adelson.