Turn Your Nonprofit’s Trustees Into Master Advocates

Last week at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute Symposium hosted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, participants talked about the urgent need in today’s political climate for nonprofit leaders to educate lawmakers about their work.

During one panel discussion, Campion Advocacy Fund co-founder Sonya Campion described a new effort to encourage nonprofit board members to meet with lawmakers. Trustees are often reluctant to take on an advocacy role, but most of the time, nonprofit experts say, their discomfort stems from a need for guidance.

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Maria Di Mento, The Chronicle of Philanthropy