How Nonprofit Board Members Can Be Effective Advocates in Troubled Times

A recent article in the Nonprofit Quarterly:

I urge you to take advantage of any advocacy opportunities to lobby your state and federal lawmakers. As a board member of an organization that serves populations who were greatly impacted by our state budget impasse, a statewide emergency, and proposed threats from Washington, I continuously ask myself, “Have I done everything I can for my organization? Have I been an effective advocate? And if now isn’t my time to act, then when?

Read the full article on the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Video: How Funders Can Engage in Advocacy

In addition to articles, reports, and policy briefings, Grantmakers in the Arts offers webinars for arts funders interested in engaging in advocacy. Video recordings are available for previous GIA webinars:

View more resources for advocacy.

How President Trump’s Budget Plan Would Change Spending on Education

From Education Week:

President Donald Trump’s full budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education, released on Tuesday, includes big shifts in funding priorities and makes cuts to spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, while ramping up investments in school choice.

A $1 billion cash infusion for Title I’s services for needy children would be earmarked as grants designed to promote public school choice, instead of going out by traditional formulas to school districts.

Read the full article on Education Week.