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Nonprofit Jenni Show

The Nonprofit Jenni Show explores nonprofit management, marketing, and development topics. Host Jenni Hargrove invites professionals from a wide variety of cause areas to weigh in with their experiences. Each episode also includes an Anonymous Q&A segment where Jenni answers controversial questions submitted by nonprofit staff and board members.

Jun 5, 2020

Recent events involving police violence, riots, and COVID-19 have forced nonprofit leaders to reevaluate their mission, programs, and operational structures, so this is the perfect time to refamiliarize yourself with the concept of advocacy. “Advocacy” is one of those words which has a bunch of different meanings, especially depending on the person you ask. This week on the Nonprofit Jenni Show, Jenni invites nonprofit advocacy expert Meredith Benton from the Healing Trust to explain the legal definition of advocacy and which nonprofits should engage in advocacy efforts. We also hear from Nicole Lynch, a nonprofit professional who coordinates the advocacy efforts of the Saint Louis-based nonprofit Voyce.

As you listen to this week’s episode, you’ll hear Meredith Benton recommend several amazing advocacy resources for nonprofits. Here they are:
--FSG webinar “Six Conditions of Systems Change”:
--SSIR article “Stop Raising Awareness Already”:
--Justice Alliance’s Bolder Advocacy tools:

Our guests this week include:
--Meredith Benton from the Healing Trust
--Nicole Lynch from Voyce (email:

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