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July 27, 2017

Out of the Boardroom: How Nonprofit Board Members Can Be Effective Advocates in Troubled Times

Many of us who sit on nonprofit boards have felt the impact of an unstable political climate at both the federal and state levels on our beloved organizations. At the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, we’ve closely followed the rhetoric and actions in Washington that could prove disastrous to mission-driven organizations across the country. In an era where the public is urged to contact their representatives on a weekly basis to advocate or oppose various legislation, how can we as board members effectively leverage our skillset for the greater good?

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