Nonprofits and Advocacy: Engaging Community and Government in an Era of Retrenchment

Nonprofits and Advocacy: Engaging Community and Government in an Era of Retrenchment


When the Susan G. Komen beginning pulled investment for deliberate Parenthood’s breast examination application, the general public uproar introduced new concentration to the excessive political and fiscal stakes confronted via nonprofit agencies. The missions of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) companies, political motion committees, and now large PACs became blurred as problems with advocacy and political impression became more and more entangled.

Questions abound: may still a nonprofit suggest for its undertaking and its parts with a objective of affecting public coverage? What are the boundaries of such advocacy paintings? Will such efforts essentially jeopardize nonprofit paintings? What can experiences of nonprofit advocacy efforts display? Editors Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven Rathgeb Smith, and Yutaka Tsujinaka realize the pressing want for correct examine and perception into those concerns as direct and oblique govt companies are squeezed through federal cutbacks.

Nonprofits and Advocacy defines advocacy and clarifies the variations between advocacy, lobbying, political job, and schooling, in addition to advocacy measurements. supplying unique empirical facts and cutting edge theoretical arguments, this comparative research is geared up into elements. the 1st half makes a speciality of neighborhood and nationwide dimensions of nonprofit advocacy, and the second one half appears to be like at organizational politics and techniques. the realization considers uncomplicated questions about nonprofit advocacy and seeks to attract classes from learn efforts and practice.

Providing a serious examine the multidimensional roles and advocacy efforts of nonprofits, this quantity can be valued via students, scholars, leaders, and activists―many of whom recommend for the pursuits in their organisations whereas supplying providers to their companies' components. The examine can also be appropriate for policymakers inquisitive about cross-sector public coverage projects as they attempt to supply extra effective public-private suggestions to difficult governance issues.

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