Stories from the Field: Developing Board Readiness for Advocacy


If you’re familiar with our reports such as Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers, you know that we here at the Building Movement Project love a good story – especially ones about how service providers are leveraging their relationships with constituents to make important systemic changes in their community.  Usually we’re the ones who are finding and highlighting the work of these organizations but in what we hope will become an ongoing series, Service and Social Change: Stories from the Field offers you the opportunity to come to us with stories of how your service organization is working to make change in your community.  Our first featured “story from the field” comes to us via our partners at the Colorado Civic Participation Project.  Developing Board Readiness for Advocacy tells the story of how the staff of Habitat for Humanity of Colorado worked to build support for advocacy work amongst their board – a common struggle for service providers in this position. 

If you’ve got a story to share about how your organization is working to incorporate advocacy, organizing or civic engagement into your service work, we’d love to feature you!  Email Director of Civic Engagement, Trish Tchume, at to express your interest.

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