Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector are partnering to bring you a new blog series, Mission Possible. This series will explore the different ways a variety of nonprofits are embedding voter engagement into their work. We believe that even limited voter engagement can help you enhance your mission and drive positive change for your communities and the people you serve. But don’t take our word for it, check out these examples. Each month, Mission Possible will feature one organization and the unique way they are mobilizing their communities.
It should come as no surprise to our readers that Independent Sector believes that participating in nonpartisan civic engagement will make your organization stronger, more efficient, and more effective. In this installment of Mission Possible, we learn about a direct-service organization that connected the dots for what it means to engage in something as broad as voter engagement in service of their mission. The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) lays out why they believe their constituency has power and influence over their lawmakers, and encourages them to use that power to educate community members and connect with the political process.