Advocacy is defined in our regulations, in 45 CFR 1329.4: Advocacy means pleading an individual’s cause or speaking or writing in support of an individual. To the extent permitted by State law or the rules of the agency before which
Let’s be clear right up front. The core service of individual and systems advocacy is a driving force at the heart of the Independent Living Movement. Advocacy has the power to change lives, communities, states, and nations. Major disability legislation
Below is the FAQ from ACL on Lobbying and Advocacy. Next week we will dig deeper into what we CAN do with federal funds, or how to find other funds to pursue lobbying when it is essential to our mission.
In November, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that ACL would receive $150 million to expand the public health workforce within underserved communities including the aging and disability networks. Funding will be awarded to 11 grantee networks, including Centers for Independent Living
Your center is required to have a three year financial and program plan*, and you report on that in your annual Program Performance Report. It isn’t called a strategic plan in the requirements, and you have a lot of flexibility
The Maine Association of Nonprofits has perfectly summed up the critical importance of regular self-assessments for boards: A strong, vibrant board of directors is a clear indicator of a healthy organization. Yet even the best organizations need a periodic check-up
This past couple of years have been out-of-the-ordinary. Or maybe have presented us with a new normal (or most probably some of both). Either way, the board as well as the management of your center have had to navigate new
The IRS just announced the mileage rates for 2022 After decreasing two years in a row, the rate by which taxpayers may compute their deductions for costs of using an automobile for business purposes will go up to 58.5 cents
In prior years when you paid $600 or more to individuals and unincorporated businesses for services, you were required to issue a form 1099MISC. That form still exists and must be used for certain payments, such as rents, royalties, and
How do you recognize donors? Working on your annual report? The article below has a link regarding modernizing the report and making it exciting, but it also addresses a key area of donor recognition – printing the names of donors.