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Foundation Advocacy Grants: What Grantees Need to Know

Advocacy efforts, including lobbying, are critically important to the success of many nonprofits. Advocacy by 501(c)(3) organizations is legal, as long as your organization follows the rules. Of course, like other work your organization does, advocacy requires financial support. There are many ways in which you can raise money for advocacy, including fundraising events, membership dues, individual donations, and grants from public or private foundations. 

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Digital Tools for Census Outreach

As part of a broader strategy to use digital tools and platforms for Get Out the Count efforts, Census Counts has launched a Digital Academy.

The Digital Academy has two parts. The first is a set of six short videos on introductory digital organizing information such as use of email, text messaging, and digital ads. The second is a series of five 60-minute online trainings providing proven digital organizing techniques for census outreach.