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Stand for Your Mission: The Power of Board Advocacy - A Discussion Guide for Boards

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States with an estimated 20 million board members at the helm. The sheer number of people who devote their lives, their money, and their time to an important mission is truly inspiring.

The most effective charitable organizations have recognized that successful advocacy does not require stepping into the quagmire of partisan politics. It simply means using our voices as committed and informed champions for our missions. Speaking the truth in a calm but unwavering voice. Reminding decision-makers of our shared values and beliefs. Sharing tested solutions to community problems. Helping community leaders understand the impact of their decisions.

But more than anything else, it requires standing for what we know to be true. It requires using our voices.

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