Advocacy Tips And Resources That Will Come In Handy In The Coming Weeks

Advocacy Tips And Resources That Will Come In Handy In The Coming Weeks

If your newsfeed wasn’t already full of politics, I bet on January 19, it got real full, real fast. On the 19th, The Hill, then others, published an article detailing the Trump administration’s proposed plan for the federal budget. According to the proposal: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA] and National Endowment for the Humanities [NEH] would be eliminated entirely. I know, right? I literally couldn’t see straight for a second after I read that the first time. First off, you should know … Read more

How Is Your Organization Celebrating Black History Month

How Is Your Organization Celebrating Black History Month?

Beginning in 1926, organizations across the country celebrated Negro History Week, first established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson to “raise awareness of African American’s contributions to civilization.” In 1976, the celebration was expanded to a month and President Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Organizations across the country participate during February, with many arts organizations highlighting artists of color important to their medium or using art to call to attention the contributions, struggles, and history … Read more


HOLD PLEASE: Get Ready for New Wage Rules

In March 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the minimum wage and overtime standards. These new standards were supposed to go into effect on December 1 and would affect millions of employees, many in nonprofits.  Many organizations were putting plans in place for how to deal with these new changes. But, on November 22, a federal judge issued an injunction that, at least temporarily, places the new regulations on hold, ruling that the “DOL exceeded its authority by focusing on workers’ salaries to determine … Read more