Get Inspired by Others – Taste Blue Avocado
I’ve always loved green avocadoes, and recently have come to enjoy blue avocadoes too. What!? You’ve never had a taste of one? You can get a good sense of what Blue Avocado is like by taking a read through editor Jan Masaoka’s article Time to Get Political. You’ll see that Jan takes a strong stance, stating “I’m not giving any more money to nonprofits this year. I’m not volunteering for nonprofits anymore this year.” Rather, she expresses “…in this very, very crucial election year, I’m giving as much money as I can to candidates I support, and as much time as I have volunteering on political campaigns.” While financial and volunteer contributions are essential to all nonprofits’ success, I believe that Jan’s strategic focus will have a long-term effect on the nonprofit sector’s impact and sustainability.
Know Your Impact & Take Political Action
Nonprofits play a critical role in our nation’s economy, employing 13.5 million Americans and purchasing billions in goods and services annually. Moreover, nonprofits provide invaluable services every day for Americans and for government agencies; we are on the front line for social services. Your nonprofit organization has a voice that your elected officials should hear so that they can work toward supporting your long-term goals on capitol hill.
If you want to get involved in advocating for your mission and for the nonprofit sector as a whole, one place to start is online at CalNonprofits Advocacy initiates and resources. Here you can vote with your mission, listen in to California policy webinars, and get tools for engaging elected officials.
We know that your organization is taking action every day to ensure you’re fulfilling your mission, but it’s just as essential, especially in this election season, to set aside time to take political action. Please reach out to Spokes, if you need direction on getting started.
Don’t miss your opportunity to take political action.