Board members’ voices are heard when others are ignored. The Nonprofit Board Member’s Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy spells out how board members can use their power to move an organization’s work forward. Inside you’ll find
The Stand for Your Mission campaign is a challenge to all nonprofit decision-makers to stand up for the organizations they believe in by actively representing their organization’s mission and values, and creating public will for positive social change. Initiated by BoardSource — together with the Alliance for Justice, the Campion Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the United Philanthropy Forum — this campaign seeks to unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector to create positive impact by engaging board leaders more directly in the advocacy work of their organizations.
Campaign Vision: An active, engaged, nonprofit and philanthropic sector will result in greater mission impact, thriving communities, and a more vibrant country. We envision a reality where nonprofit and philanthropic missions are fully realized because community leaders hear our voices, understand our arguments, and see our causes as worthy of their best efforts. How do we get there? Advocacy. 20 million board members standing for the mission of their organizations and helping set priorities in partnership with government rather than waiting for the outcome.
Campaign Goals: The goals of the Stand for Your Mission campaign are to change the “norms” of nonprofit and philanthropic culture and firmly establish advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership. To do so, we need leadership and collaboration within and beyond the nonprofit sector that will:
Learn more at standforyourmission.org