The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Advocacy Project, a nonprofit organization formed in 1998, seeks to help community-based organizations produce, disseminate, and use information in their efforts to become more effective advocates for social justice and human rights. Read more
The Advocacy Project, a nonprofit organization formed in 1998, seeks to help community-based organizations produce, disseminate, and use information in their efforts to become more effective advocates for social justice and human rights.
AP carries out its mission in two ways. First, we work directly with a selected number of partner organizations and offer them services aimed at strengthening their information and advocacy. Second, we seek to work with others who share our commitment to working with community-based advocates, but have a larger footprint or constituency. These can include donors, NGOs, and even governments.
It is without doubt inspiring and powerful to work in an organization that is all about grassroots development and learn more about the notion of civil society and civil movements and seeing all AP’s partner organizations develop and grow over time. The organizational structure is relatively informal and allows for a lot of your own initiative. If this is not your thing and you prefer more structured tasks there are lots of that type of assignments as well. One thing that is always interesting is to read the blogs and watch the videos online of all the fellows who are with all the different partner organizations all over the world. I definitely have a stronger understanding of the power of media and of information-dissemination, particularly regarding human rights and campaigning in ways to raise awareness. The power of social change really does lie within the people in so many situations, and the key to unite and harnessing that power lies in information and the way it is spread.