Building Political Power with Community Connect
As the frontline workers who connect low-income people with vital resources every day, our Community Connect partners see the impact of both good and bad public policies every day. They know exactly what works and what doesn’t. Even though they have invaluable firsthand experience, too few nonprofit employees are able to navigate the complicated policymaking process that has a profound impact on their work. “We hear from nonprofits that they want to be more engaged, but they don’t know where to start,” said Policy Manager Mónica Lazo. That’s why GSO hosted a Nonprofit Advocacy Workshop in Pomona.
The workshop featured Bolder Advocacy and KBH Advocacy. Participants learned about the tax rules for nonprofit advocacy and the process it takes to turn good ideas into laws. Advocacy education empowers nonprofits to speak out about economic injustice and demand policies that better support low-income communities.