How Advocacy Impacts Kids and Families
Much of our success over the years has been due to our membership in the State Priorities Partnership, which is a program of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In 2019 they put together a 5-page case study on the network, highlighting our recent policy victories, which you can download here. For their 25th anniversary in 2018, the CBPP put together a short, informative video about the SPP, which you can watch here.
In 2010, one of our major funders, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, created videos about some of their grantees as part of their annual report. The video about us explains what we do and how it impacts real children and families. Watch the short, informative video here.
In 2008, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released a report in that takes an in-depth look at the impact of the work of 14 New Mexico nonprofits, including NM Voices. The report concludes that every dollar invested in advocacy work like ours reaps more than $157 in benefits to the state’s most vulnerable children and families. Among those benefits cited are the reforms to unemployment insurance, the raise in the minimum wage, and the creation of the Working Families Tax Credit. Download the report Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities (58 pages; pdf) here.