Advocacy Innovative ways to influence public policy
In the face of Berlin’s rising rents and gentrification, tenants are asserting their rights through Kotti & Co.
Emily May created the online platform Hollaback, where women subjected to sexual harassment can share their stories.
Communications strategy should be flexible, scrappy, and accessible to everyone on your team. This four-question framework, rooted in social science, can help organizations craft an effective strategy that drives real social change.
The ultrarich are teaming up to make politics more partisan.
How to transform the fervor of political resistance into a new era of civic engagement.
Activism against companies can stigmatize them with politicians.
Achieving marriage equality in the United States took time, tough questions, and coordinated efforts across politics, strategy, and messaging.
Effective advocates may need to shift focus from political persuasion to public relations power.
What should strategic communication in the public and social change sectors look like in a time marked by extreme political polarization and false information? Science suggests the key may be playing offense, rather than defense.
It’s time for activists and organizations to adopt a more strategic approach to public interest communications.
Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 have reached $50 million in annual revenue. They got big by doing two things: They raised the bulk of their money from a single type of funder. And just as importantly, these nonprofits created professional organizations that were tailored to the needs of their primary funding sources.
Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls and find creative ways to enlist the help of others.
This follow-up on the popular "Collective Impact" article provides updated, in-depth guidance.