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- Building Advocacy from Within: Report on the West Coast Listening Post Project Roundtable on Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying (2011)
Summarizes the third Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2007 Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying Sounding. Participants agreed that nonprofits need to look inward to revitalize their advocacy efforts, and that coalitions, funders and policymakers must modify their stance toward advocacy and lobbying.
- Forward Together: Empowering America’s Citizen Sector for the Change We Need (2008)
Highlighting the role our nation’s nonprofit sector can play in economic recovery efforts, the Forward Together Declaration is an appeal to America’s public and private leadership to renew our country’s compact with the nonprofit sector through a series of actions that include reinvigorating and strengthening the partnership between government and the citizen sector, investing in citizen sector capacity to innovate and perform, and promoting new models of nonprofit finance. To date, over 400 nonprofit leaders have signed on to the Declaration. The Declaration was developed at a seminar that the Center organized under the auspices of its Listening Post Project.
- Nonprofit Advocacy: What do we know? (2007)
CCSS Working Paper #22 | Stephanie L. Geller and Lester M. Salamon.
Explores what existing research tells us about the extent and prevailing trends in nonprofit involvement
in policy advocacy; examines what is known about the impact on nonprofit advocacy of some of the major factors that various theories have suggested affect the scale and character of nonprofit involvement in policy advocacy; and summarizes the gaps in our knowledge on this important topic and the implications these hold for further research on nonprofit advocacy.
- Nonprofit America: A Force for Democracy? (2008)
Listening Post Communiqué #9 | Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie L. Geller, with Susan C. Lorentz.
Examines the challenges affecting nonprofit engagement in policy advocacy, how this varies by field and organizational size, the factors that affect the willingness of nonprofit organizations to engage in lobbying and advocacy, and what forms their involvement takes.
- Nonprofit Policy Priorities for the New Administration (2008)
Listening Post Communiqué #11 | Lester M. Salamon, Stephanie L. Geller, and Kasey L. Spence.
This survey sought the opinions of America’s crucially important nonprofit executives about what a new national administration could do to equip nonprofits to help Americans cope with the economic crisis. Respondents were asked how useful a series of possible policy measures might be to organizations such as theirs, what their top three policy priorities would be, and whether they agreed with a number of more general policy-related statements.
- Nonprofit Values - Productive
This infographic is part of a series examining the seven nonprofit values arising from the Listening Post Project's Nonprofit Values Survey. The findings of that survey are discussed in-depth in the report "What Do Nonprofits Stand For? Renewing the nonprofit value commitment." Further materials relating to these values and the overall nonprofit renewal strategy can be found here.
- Report on the Listening Post Project Chicago Roundtable on Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying (2010)
Listening Post Communiqué #18 | Chelsea Newhouse.
Summarizes the findings of the second Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2007 Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying Sounding. The discussion focused on what assets are available to the sector and how to better leverage them to support advocacy efforts.
- Report on the Nonprofit Advocacy Roundtable (2009)
Listening Post Communiqué #13 | Stephanie L. Geller, and Lester M. Salamon.
Summarizes the findings of the first Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2007 Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying Sounding. Participants agreed that nonprofit involvement in advocacy and lobbying is extensive but constrained and that in the policy process, nonprofits fare better at defense (e.g., preventing cuts) than at offense (e.g., securing new policies).
- Seizing the Day: Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis (Nonprofit Quarterly, 2009)
Nonprofit Quarterly | Winter 2009.
This interview with Center Director Lester Salamon from Nonprofit Quarterly Winter 2009, discusses the impact of changes in the funding environment over the past decade, the need for nonprofits to increase access to investment capital and to engage in lobbying and advocacy, and ways for the nonprofit sector to cope with and thrive during the economic downturn. The Center is grateful to Nonprofit Quarterly for allowing us to post this piece.
- What Do Nonprofits Stand For? Renewing the nonprofit value commitment (2012)
Listening Post Communiqué #22 | Lester M. Salamon, Stephanie L. Geller, and Chelsea L. Newhouse.
This Communiqué reports on the Listening Post Project's survey on nonprofit values. The survey found a widespread consensus that seven values−being productive, effective, enriching, empowering, responsive, reliable, and caring−lie at the core of the nonprofit sector. However, the survey also found that many nonprofit leaders feel that the sector must do a better job of articulating and communicating these values among their stakeholders in the media, government, and general public. In addition to providing the results of this first-of-its-kind survey, this report also puts forth a proposed "renewal strategy" for the sector, to help nonprofits recommit to their core values and to provide a common language for communicating those core values to crucial stakeholders in light of the profound challenges facing the sector around the U.S. today.
- [News Release] Nonprofits Face Serious Constraints on Policy Involvement: Charities widely engaged in advocacy work despite limitations, new survey finds (2008)
News release | 30 July 2008.
Announces the release of the Listening Post Project's report " Nonprofit America: A Force for Democracy?" and provides some summary findings.
- [News Release] Nonprofits Seek Increased Support for Advocacy: Concerns over offending donor base and board members also barriers (2009)
News release |22 April 2009.
Announces the release of the Listening Post Project's report on the first Roundtable on Nonprofit Advocacy, a follow-up to the report " Nonprofit America: A Force for Democracy?" .